The Prince Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?
(a) A brilliant and vocal Prince.
(b) A Prince who knows how to keep the people in line by force.
(c) A Prince who knows how to hide his bad habits.
(d) Each day being the same as the day before.

4. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?
(a) His face is on their coins.
(b) He allows the people to do exactly as they please.
(c) He goes to school with the children of the princedom.
(d) He has less of a chance of giving offense.

5. What is the Renaissance Italian's view of political misfortune?
(a) Lack of ability to govern.
(b) Perceived weakness on the part of opponents.
(c) Punishment of God for misdeeds.
(d) Something that just happens.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Machiavelli say that Prince Lorenzo should not be surprised at what he is saying about new princedoms?

2. Citing Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus, what distinction does Machiavelli make about Moses?

3. What does Machiavelli say was the reason for successes by Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?

4. What is it that Machiavelli prizes most of his possessions?

5. What factor does Machiavelli suggest makes it easier to rule a new territory?

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