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 is the Renaissance Italian's view of political misfortune?
(a) Something that just happens.
(b) Punishment of God for misdeeds.
(c) Lack of ability to govern.
(d) Perceived weakness on the part of opponents.

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

3. What happened when Rome tried to use the same methods the Spartans had used with Greece?
(a) They succeeded by expanding on the Spartan idea.
(b) They found it easy to get Greeks to adopt Roman ways.
(c) They succeeded by adding Roman universities to the Greek educational system.
(d) They failed and had to go back and destroy many cities.

4. 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?
(a) He told the people that d'Orco was acting on his orders.
(b) He executed d'Orco to make the people love and trust him.
(c) He gave d'Orco the power to kill anyone who opposed him.
(d) He retired d'Orco and gave him a lifetime pension.

5. What example does Machiavelli give of a conquered territory rebelling against 100 years of servitude?
(a) Egypt going to war with Sparta.
(b) Pisa arising against the Florentines.
(c) Carthage getting its independence from Rome.
(d) Persia throwing off the rule of Alexander the Great.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Machiavelli see as the problem with barons?

3. Machiavelli says some new princes may gain their new states either in exchange for money or as a favor. What other means does he point out for gaining a state?

4. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?

5. What can deprive a prince of his princedom?

(see the answer key)

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