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. What example does Machiavelli give of a dominion that is a limb of a larger one?
(a) The Holy Roman Empire.
(b) The King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.
(c) The Medici as part of the Borgia dominions.
(d) The Prince of Venice as part of the dominions of France.

2. Why does Machiavelli not discuss democracies?
(a) He considered them inferior.
(b) He rejected the idea outright as a madness of the Greeks.
(c) None existed at that time.
(d) He called democracy by another name.

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

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

5. What is Machiavelli's example of rule by a sole prince?
(a) The Holy Roman Empire.
(b) The Kingdom of Spain.
(c) The Kingdom of France.
(d) The Turk empire.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say a new prince must do quickly after gaining a new dominion?

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

3. What are the two types of government identified by Machiavelli?

4. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?

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

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