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

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

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

4. What does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?
(a) Growth of the dominion by annexation.
(b) Pleasure of the subjects who like to see a lot of changes.
(c) Better conditions for the subjects of a dominion.
(d) A dovetailing of more and more change.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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