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. The next best way to rule a new territory, according to Machiavelli, is to establish a colony. Why?
(a) The people can now take justice into their own hands.
(b) The only people really annoyed will be those who have lost their land.
(c) The people who have been harmed can take revenge easily.
(d) The conquered people get lots of land and plenty to eat.

2. What is Machiavelli removing from the political thinking during a time when the Roman Catholic Church was still appointing Emperors?
(a) He is removing God from politics and the power equation.
(b) He is removing political involvement of the church.
(c) He is removing objections to the combination of church and state.
(d) He is removing constitutional authority.

3. What reasons does Machiavelli put forward to get Prince Lorenzo to read his book?
(a) Experience and his personal need.
(b) Experience and his low-born status.
(c) Experience and his ability as a writer.
(d) Experience and the absence of flattery.

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

5. Why is Niccolo Machiavelli suddenly out of a job?
(a) He has had a long illness.
(b) He has been working for the government overthrown by the Medici.
(c) He insulted Prince Lorenzo de Medici.
(d) He has taken too much time off.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best solution for governing a new territory?

2. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?

3. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?

4. Why does Machiavelli insist that hereditary princedoms are more easily maintained?

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

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