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. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?
(a) It is impossible for him to lose his dominion.
(b) The Prince who inherited his donimion can disband his army.
(c) He can get away with having more vices.
(d) People are accustomed to rule by that family.

2. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?
(a) A brilliant and vocal Prince.
(b) Each day being the same as the day before.
(c) A Prince who knows how to hide his bad habits.
(d) A Prince who knows how to keep the people in line by force.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Machiavelli offering the Prince Lorenzo de Medici?

3. Why is Niccolo Machiavelli suddenly out of a job?

4. What reasons does Machiavelli put forward to get Prince Lorenzo to read his book?

5. What was Machiavelli's method for learning political government?

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