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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 22.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the advantage of the sole prince as ruler?
(a) The people vest in him more complete authority.
(b) No one is confused about who the ruler is.
(c) In case of revolt, there is only one person to assassinate.
(d) There is only one person of higher rank than the prince.
2. Why does Machiavelli say that auxiliary forces are more dangerous than mercenaries?
(a) Mercenaries can all speak the language of the princedom.
(b) Auxiliary forces may be recalled if their home dominion is attacked.
(c) Auxilaries need less time and opportunity to move against the ruler that employed them.
(d) Auxiliary forces are not considered deserters if they run from war.
3. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?
(a) Everything. The Prince must be ruled by God.
(b) None whatsoever.
(c) Only a little. People barely notice such things.
(d) It is only necessary for hereditary Princedoms.
4. How does Machiavelli say that the successors of Alexander the Great were able to retain power after his untimely death?
(a) The people did not care who ruled them.
(b) Under his system, governance was easily transferred to his appointed ministers.
(c) The people were so happy to be rid of Darius that they accepted anyone else.
(d) They did not let the people know that Alexander had died.
5. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?
(a) One that kills all the citizens of the old regime.
(b) One that comes from political intrigue.
(c) One that is an entirely new settlement.
(d) One that does not come from a long line of ruling ancestors.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
3. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?
4. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?
5. What is the advantage of being miserly?
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