The Prince Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?
(a) He allows the people to do exactly as they please.
(b) He has less of a chance of giving offense.
(c) He goes to school with the children of the princedom.
(d) His face is on their coins.

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

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

4. What is it that Machiavelli prizes most of his possessions?
(a) Fine fabrics.
(b) His knowledge of the actions of great men.
(c) Horses and armor.
(d) Gold and precious gems.

5. What can deprive a prince of his princedom?
(a) Revolution among the lowest class of subjects.
(b) Extrodinary and irresistable force.
(c) Public elections.
(d) Disagreements within a family of hereditary rulers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What form of government comes from a long line of ancestors?

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

3. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best solution for governing a new territory?

4. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?

5. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?

(see the answer key)

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