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

2. What does Machiavelli say is the first requirement of a commander?
(a) Frequently reviewing his troops.
(b) Making constant changes in his miliary command.
(c) Making sure he has the money to pay his mercenaries.
(d) Knowing how to locate the enemy, deploy his soldiers, and lay siege to a city.

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

4. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?
(a) Disdain for the past.
(b) More and more innovation.
(c) Memories.
(d) Expectations.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?

2. How does Machiavelli say a private citizen might make himself a prince?

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

4. What were the results of Sparta setting up oligarchies in Athens and Thebes after they conquered them?

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

(see the answer key)

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