The Prince Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?
(a) Political intrigue.
(b) The arms of others.
(c) Free elections.
(d) Appeals to the Pope of Rome.

2. What example does Machiavelli cite as a wholly new princedom?
(a) The Kingdom of Spain.
(b) Venice under the Doge.
(c) Milan under Francesco Sforza.
(d) The new Kingdom of Naples.

3. 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) It would be easy to get it back.
(c) He would lose all popularity with the people.
(d) The people would forget all about him.

4. What does Machiavelli say a new prince must do quickly after gaining a new dominion?
(a) Learn quickly.
(b) Read his book.
(c) Build a new palace.
(d) Hand out money.

5. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?
(a) One that comes from political intrigue.
(b) One that kills all the citizens of the old regime.
(c) One that is an entirely new settlement.
(d) One that does not come from a long line of ruling ancestors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?

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

3. Cesare Borgia was helped in his drive for power by his father. Who was he?

4. What is Machiavelli removing from the political thinking during a time when the Roman Catholic Church was still appointing Emperors?

5. What does say the sole prince can do that the prince with barons cannot?

(see the answer key)

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