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

2. What was the motivation for Machiavelli to write THE PRINCE?
(a) He wanted to become a prince.
(b) He wanted Prince Lorenzo de Medici to employ him.
(c) He wanted to become a famous author.
(d) He wanted to start a revolution.

3. What themes does Machiavelli introduce in Chapter One?
(a) Arms and strategy.
(b) Colonization and residency.
(c) Good fortune and merit.
(d) The importance of a republic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?

2. To whom does Machiavelli compare himself in writing this book?

3. Why does Machiavelli not discuss democracies?

4. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?

5. Why does Machiavelli say that new territories are harder to govern than hereditary ones?

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