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. How does Machiavelli say that those who help a prince obtain a new princedom may turn against him?
(a) By going elsewhere to fight new battles.
(b) By deciding that they do not need the prince.
(c) By becoming jealous of his new power.
(d) By not receiving what was promised to them.

2. What does Machiavelli suggest may make a hereditary ruler unpopular with his people?
(a) Staying away from the princedom for long periods of time.
(b) Using his army to gain more territory.
(c) Outrageous vices.
(d) Never changing the way they are accustomed to being ruled.

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

4. 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.

5. What example does Machiavelli cite as a wholly new princedom?
(a) The new Kingdom of Naples.
(b) Venice under the Doge.
(c) The Kingdom of Spain.
(d) Milan under Francesco Sforza.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What factor does Machiavelli suggest makes it easier to rule a new territory?

4. What does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?

5. What is the Renaissance Italian's view of political misfortune?

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