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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 that new territories are harder to govern than hereditary ones?
(a) Men always think a new government will be worse than before.
(b) It is rarely the case that new rulers improve the lives of the conquered.
(c) Old leaders must be kept alive and included in the new government.
(d) People think the new government will be more of the same.

2. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?
(a) Expectations.
(b) Memories.
(c) Disdain for the past.
(d) More and more innovation.

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

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

5. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?
(a) The Duke of Genoa.
(b) The Duke of Earle.
(c) The Duke of Milan.
(d) The Duke of Ferrara.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two types of government identified by Machiavelli?

2. Who does Machiavelli put forward as an example of a King who made all the mistakes in ruling a new territory?

3. What does Machiavelli say his desire is for Prince Lorenzo?

4. What example does Machiavelli cite as a wholly new princedom?

5. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?

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