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 do the Medici come to power?
(a) Through inheritance.
(b) Through democratic elections.
(c) Through war.
(d) Through clever political manipulation.

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

3. 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 Prince of Venice as part of the dominions of France.
(d) The King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.

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

5. What are the two types of government identified by Machiavelli?
(a) State and Dominion.
(b) City State and Territory.
(c) State and Republic.
(d) Kingdom and City State.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What is it that Machiavelli refrains from doing in his book?

5. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?

(see the answer key)

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