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 insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
(a) He would have to run for his life and never return.
(b) He would lose all popularity with the people.
(c) The people would forget all about him.
(d) It would be easy to get it back.

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

3. What does say the sole prince can do that the prince with barons cannot?
(a) Change his residence whenever he likes.
(b) Shift the rulers of territories at his discretion.
(c) Travel any time he wants.
(d) Move the subjects from place to place.

4. Why is setting up a system of government using conquered citizens effective?
(a) They see they cannot survive without the protection and support of the conquering prince.
(b) They do not have to pay tribute to the new prince.
(c) They see that everything will be exactly like their old government.
(d) They do not have to make friends of the new prince.

5. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?
(a) The Prince who inherited his donimion can disband his army.
(b) It is impossible for him to lose his dominion.
(c) People are accustomed to rule by that family.
(d) He can get away with having more vices.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is Niccolo Machiavelli suddenly out of a job?

3. What form of government comes from a long line of ancestors?

4. What is Machiavelli's example of rule by a sole prince?

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

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