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

2. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?
(a) He allows the people to do exactly as they please.
(b) He goes to school with the children of the princedom.
(c) His face is on their coins.
(d) He has less of a chance of giving offense.

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

4. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?
(a) He can get away with having more vices.
(b) It is impossible for him to lose his dominion.
(c) The Prince who inherited his donimion can disband his army.
(d) People are accustomed to rule by that family.

5. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?
(a) King Louis VII.
(b) Remiro d'Orco.
(c) Cesare Borgia.
(d) Charles VIII of France.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?

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

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

4. Why does Machiavelli not use Agathocles as an example of meritorious rise to power?

5. What happened when Rome tried to use the same methods the Spartans had used with Greece?

(see the answer key)

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