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. What ancient example does Machiavelli use to illustrate the rise to power through criminal actions?
(a) Alexander the Great.
(b) Moses.
(c) Agathocles of Sicily.
(d) Pope Alexander IV.

2. What happened when Rome tried to use the same methods the Spartans had used with Greece?
(a) They succeeded by expanding on the Spartan idea.
(b) They succeeded by adding Roman universities to the Greek educational system.
(c) They failed and had to go back and destroy many cities.
(d) They found it easy to get Greeks to adopt Roman ways.

3. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?
(a) The Duke of Genoa.
(b) The Duke of Milan.
(c) The Duke of Ferrara.
(d) The Duke of Earle.

4. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?
(a) The money he was able to stash away before being invaded.
(b) A mishap on the part of the new government.
(c) The sympathy of the surrounding dominions.
(d) The tendency of new governments to rely heavily on hereditary princes.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?

2. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?

3. What does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?

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

5. What can deprive a prince of his princedom?

(see the answer key)

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