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

2. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?
(a) One that does not come from a long line of ruling ancestors.
(b) One that comes from political intrigue.
(c) One that is an entirely new settlement.
(d) One that kills all the citizens of the old regime.

3. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?
(a) The Duke of Milan.
(b) The Duke of Genoa.
(c) The Duke of Earle.
(d) The Duke of Ferrara.

4. What is Machiavelli's example of rule by a sole prince?
(a) The Turk empire.
(b) The Kingdom of Spain.
(c) The Kingdom of France.
(d) The Holy Roman Empire.

5. 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 Holy Roman Empire.
(c) The King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.
(d) The Medici as part of the Borgia dominions.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Machiavelli say that the successors of Alexander the Great were able to retain power after his untimely death?

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

4. What example does Machiavelli give of a conquered territory rebelling against 100 years of servitude?

5. What combination of circumstances does Machiavelli identify in men like Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?

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