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 is the advantage of the sole prince as ruler?
(a) No one is confused about who the ruler is.
(b) In case of revolt, there is only one person to assassinate.
(c) The people vest in him more complete authority.
(d) There is only one person of higher rank than the prince.

2. What can deprive a prince of his princedom?
(a) Extrodinary and irresistable force.
(b) Disagreements within a family of hereditary rulers.
(c) Revolution among the lowest class of subjects.
(d) Public elections.

3. What happened when Rome tried to use the same methods the Spartans had used with Greece?
(a) They failed and had to go back and destroy many cities.
(b) They succeeded by adding Roman universities to the Greek educational system.
(c) They succeeded by expanding on the Spartan idea.
(d) They found it easy to get Greeks to adopt Roman ways.

4. Why does Machiavelli not discuss democracies?
(a) He rejected the idea outright as a madness of the Greeks.
(b) He considered them inferior.
(c) He called democracy by another name.
(d) None existed at that time.

5. Who does Machiavelli put forward as an example of a King who made all the mistakes in ruling a new territory?
(a) Duke Lodovico.
(b) Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.
(c) Charles I of Spain.
(d) Louis XII of France.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the motivation for Machiavelli to write THE PRINCE?

2. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?

3. What does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?

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

5. What is Machiavelli removing from the political thinking during a time when the Roman Catholic Church was still appointing Emperors?

(see the answer key)

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