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 can deprive a prince of his princedom?
(a) Disagreements within a family of hereditary rulers.
(b) Revolution among the lowest class of subjects.
(c) Extrodinary and irresistable force.
(d) Public elections.

2. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
(a) He would have to run for his life and never return.
(b) He would lose all popularity with the people.
(c) The people would forget all about him.
(d) It would be easy to get it back.

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

4. Ending his discussion of Ecclesiastical Dominions, why is Machiavelli so circumspect about the current Pope?
(a) Pope Leo fears Niccolo Machiavelli.
(b) Pope Leo does not support the Medici.
(c) Pope Leo is the uncle of Lorenzo de Medici.
(d) Pope Leo might give Machiavelli a job.

5. What type of principality does Machiavelli claim may be kept without talent or fortune?
(a) Ecclesiastical.
(b) Absolute monarchy.
(c) Hereditary.
(d) Monastic.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli say that the great military leaders of history were so successful?

2. What ancient example does Machiavelli use to illustrate the rise to power through criminal actions?

3. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?

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

5. What does Machiavelli say is the only art expected of a prince?

(see the answer key)

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