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. Who can successfully gain the reputation for generosity but not ruin himself in the process?
(a) A prince who has unlimited resources.
(b) A prince who gives away someone else's money.
(c) A prince who only gives when he can expect a generous return.
(d) A prince who goes to war to create jobs for his subjects.

2. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?
(a) Cesare Borgia.
(b) King Louis VII.
(c) Charles VIII of France.
(d) Remiro d'Orco.

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

4. Why does Machiavelli say that the sultans of Turkey and Egypt had to listen more to the military than to the people?
(a) All the men were drafted into the military.
(b) Their countries were controlled by the military.
(c) The best people were in their militaries.
(d) The people did not understand the threats of invasion.

5. Which examples does Machiavelli use to support the idea of not being overly generous?
(a) King Saul and Ramses the Great.
(b) King Midas and King Darius.
(c) Moses and the Duke of Milan.
(d) The King of Spain and the King of France.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What message does a prince give his subjects if he builds a fortress for himself?

4. Which statement is true according to Machiavelli?

5. Who does Machiavelli single out as a prince who was always prepared for war?

(see the answer key)

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