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 Renaissance Italian's view of political misfortune?
(a) Lack of ability to govern.
(b) Something that just happens.
(c) Perceived weakness on the part of opponents.
(d) Punishment of God for misdeeds.

2. What example does Machiavelli cite as a wholly new princedom?
(a) The Kingdom of Spain.
(b) Milan under Francesco Sforza.
(c) Venice under the Doge.
(d) The new Kingdom of Naples.

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

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

5. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?
(a) It is only necessary for hereditary Princedoms.
(b) Only a little. People barely notice such things.
(c) Everything. The Prince must be ruled by God.
(d) None whatsoever.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?

2. What is the custom of Machiavelli's day in approaching a prince?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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