The Prince Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 22.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?
(a) He wrote about republics in another work.
(b) There were no republics in his day.
(c) He thought dominions were much harder to keep.
(d) Dominions are much larger than republics.

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 money he was able to stash away before being invaded.
(c) The sympathy of the surrounding dominions.
(d) The tendency of new governments to rely heavily on hereditary princes.

3. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?
(a) The Duke of Earle.
(b) The Duke of Milan.
(c) The Duke of Ferrara.
(d) The Duke of Genoa.

4. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?
(a) Everything. The Prince must be ruled by God.
(b) It is only necessary for hereditary Princedoms.
(c) None whatsoever.
(d) Only a little. People barely notice such things.

5. What example does Machiavelli give of a dominion that is a limb of a larger one?
(a) The Medici as part of the Borgia dominions.
(b) The Prince of Venice as part of the dominions of France.
(c) The Holy Roman Empire.
(d) The King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why should a prince keep down factions in his princedom?

2. What does the prince gain from rewarding his ministers well for jobs well done?

3. Why does Machiavelli argue against a prince being overly generous?

4. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?

5. If a city is well fortified against attack, what will cause the enemy to retreat?

(see the answer key)

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