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. 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 people who have been harmed can take revenge easily.
(c) The conquered people get lots of land and plenty to eat.
(d) The only people really annoyed will be those who have lost their land.

2. 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) Free elections.
(c) The arms of others.
(d) Political intrigue.

3. What does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?
(a) Growth of the dominion by annexation.
(b) A dovetailing of more and more change.
(c) Better conditions for the subjects of a dominion.
(d) Pleasure of the subjects who like to see a lot of changes.

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

5. What was Machiavelli's method for learning political government?
(a) He studied the outstanding rulers of the past.
(b) He tried all methods of government himself.
(c) He relied on his own intuitions.
(d) He formed a college to study the various ideas.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli describe the temper (mindset) of the public?

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

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

4. What happened when Rome tried to use the same methods the Spartans had used with Greece?

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

(see the answer key)

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