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 see as the problem with barons?
(a) Barons can do only what the prince orders.
(b) The people do not understand the difference between a prince and a baron.
(c) Barons are known for being cruel and causing trouble.
(d) The people tend to give more aligeance to the barrons than to the prince.

2. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?
(a) A mishap on the part of the new government.
(b) The sympathy of the surrounding dominions.
(c) The money he was able to stash away before being invaded.
(d) The tendency of new governments to rely heavily on hereditary princes.

3. What themes does Machiavelli introduce in Chapter One?
(a) The importance of a republic.
(b) Colonization and residency.
(c) Good fortune and merit.
(d) Arms and strategy.

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

5. What does Machiavelli suggest is the surest way to govern a conquered territory?
(a) Start paying higher salaries to bureaucrats.
(b) Destroy its civil and political systems first.
(c) Declare many holidays.
(d) Keep the old system in place.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Machiavelli gives the example of how Cesare Borgia used Minister Remiro d'Orco in his plan to rule Romagna. After d'Orco brought the territory under control, what does Machiavelli say Cesare Borgia did to get the loyalty of the people?

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

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

5. What example does Machiavelli give of a dominion that is a limb of a larger one?

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