The Prince Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?
(a) They made them all Roman citizens with new priviliges.
(b) They moved the Roman capital to Carthage.
(c) They allowed them to select government officials from their own citizens.
(d) They destroyed them and set up their own system of government.

2. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?
(a) A Prince who knows how to hide his bad habits.
(b) A brilliant and vocal Prince.
(c) A Prince who knows how to keep the people in line by force.
(d) Each day being the same as the day before.

3. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?
(a) It is only necessary for hereditary Princedoms.
(b) Everything. The Prince must be ruled by God.
(c) None whatsoever.
(d) Only a little. People barely notice such things.

4. What does Machiavelli suggest may make a hereditary ruler unpopular with his people?
(a) Outrageous vices.
(b) Never changing the way they are accustomed to being ruled.
(c) Staying away from the princedom for long periods of time.
(d) Using his army to gain more territory.

5. Before Pope Alexander VI, what prevented the Church from gaining even more power?
(a) The separation of Church and State.
(b) The threat of invasion by France.
(c) Wars fought between the Colonna, the Orsini and the Pope.
(d) The commercial power of the Venetians.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of principality does Machiavelli claim may be kept without talent or fortune?

2. When does Machiavelli say a prince should be thinking most about military strategy?

3. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?

4. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?

5. What example does Machiavelli give of a conquered territory rebelling against 100 years of servitude?

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