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 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.

2. What does Machiavelli say his desire is for Prince Lorenzo?
(a) That he attain all the merits he deserves.
(b) That he sets up a completely new form of government.
(c) That he not become a tyrant.
(d) That he recognizes Machiavelli's genius.

3. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?
(a) The arms of others.
(b) Appeals to the Pope of Rome.
(c) Political intrigue.
(d) Free elections.

4. 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) Old leaders must be kept alive and included in the new government.
(c) People think the new government will be more of the same.
(d) It is rarely the case that new rulers improve the lives of the conquered.

5. Why does Machiavelli insist that hereditary princedoms are more easily maintained?
(a) The prince changes things often at his own whim.
(b) All people everywhere actually prefer a prince.
(c) The prince has more power than a republic.
(d) The people are already familiar with that form of government.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?

2. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?

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

4. What themes does Machiavelli introduce in Chapter One?

5. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?

(see the answer key)

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