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 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) The people would forget all about him.
(d) He would lose all popularity with the people.

2. One Princedom, according to Machiavelli, is ruled by a sole prince; the other is by a prince and his barons. What does Machiavelli see as a weakness of the latter?
(a) The barons hold their titles by heredity and not by the favor of the prince, so there is less loyalty.
(b) The prince becomes lazy and leaves everything up to the barons.
(c) If the prince dies the barons all lose their hereditary titles.
(d) The prince does always knows what the barons are doing in their territories.

3. What are the two types of government identified by Machiavelli?
(a) State and Dominion.
(b) State and Republic.
(c) City State and Territory.
(d) Kingdom and City State.

4. Cesare Borgia was helped in his drive for power by his father. Who was he?
(a) The military head of the Orsini.
(b) Pope Alexander IV.
(c) Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan.
(d) King Luis XII of France.

5. What was Cesare Borgia's greatest mistake according to Machiavelli?
(a) Allowing the election of Pope Julius II.
(b) Helping the Spanish cardinals elect a Spanish Pope.
(c) Failure to get medical attention soon enough.
(d) Distancing himself from the French court.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What themes does Machiavelli introduce in Chapter One?

4. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?

5. What does Machiavelli suggest is the surest way to govern a conquered territory?

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