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

2. What form of government comes from a long line of ancestors?
(a) Princedoms formed by warring factions.
(b) A hereditary princedom.
(c) New princedoms.
(d) An elected dynasty.

3. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best solution for governing a new territory?
(a) The new Prince should go away and let the people have self-rule.
(b) The new Prince should raise taxes.
(c) The new Prince should live there.
(d) The new Prince should kill his own military commanders.

4. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?
(a) A mishap on the part of the new government.
(b) The tendency of new governments to rely heavily on hereditary princes.
(c) The money he was able to stash away before being invaded.
(d) The sympathy of the surrounding dominions.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Machiavelli see as the problem with barons?

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

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