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. Prior to Charles VIII of France coming to Italy, what was the main focus of the Pope, the Venetians, the King of Naples, the Duke of Milan, and the Florentines?
(a) To form an Italian Republic.
(b) To restore the Roman Empire.
(c) To war among themselves.
(d) To keep foreigners out of Italy.

2. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
(a) He would have to run for his life and never return.
(b) The people would forget all about him.
(c) He would lose all popularity with the people.
(d) It would be easy to get it back.

3. What does the prince gain from rewarding his ministers well for jobs well done?
(a) He gets their support without fear of their trying to overthrow him.
(b) He gets losts of gifts from those ministers who become wealthy.
(c) He gets time to look around for new ministers who are not so dangerous.
(d) He gets a percentage of all those ministers make from taking bribes.

4. What historical example does Machiavelli give to show how a military should be organized?
(a) The last days of the Roman Empire.
(b) Sparticus and the Roman slaves.
(c) Darius, King of Persia.
(d) Phillip, father of Alexander the Great.

5. Aside from granting favors to his subjects during a siege, what does Machiavelli suggest a wise prince might do?
(a) Bribe his nobles to help him.
(b) Get his subjects to do favors for him.
(c) Have parties within the walls as though nothing is wrong outside.
(d) Make promises he knows he could never keep.

Short Answer Questions

1. What Roman Emperor does Machiavelli cite as an example of being both a lion and a fox?

2. What is Machiavelli removing from the political thinking during a time when the Roman Catholic Church was still appointing Emperors?

3. What is the advantage of being miserly?

4. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?

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

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