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. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?
(a) His face is on their coins.
(b) He allows the people to do exactly as they please.
(c) He goes to school with the children of the princedom.
(d) He has less of a chance of giving offense.

2. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?
(a) Through Ability or Accident.
(b) Through democratic elections.
(c) Through Fortune or Ability.
(d) Through War and Pestilence.

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

4. What characteristic of a leader can change fortune according to Machiavelli?
(a) The intervention of God.
(b) A person's innate ability.
(c) Being at the right place and in the right time.
(d) The will of the people.

5. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?
(a) They allowed them to select government officials from their own citizens.
(b) They moved the Roman capital to Carthage.
(c) They destroyed them and set up their own system of government.
(d) They made them all Roman citizens with new priviliges.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Machiavelli not discuss democracies?

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

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

5. 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?

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