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 was Machiavelli's method for learning political government?
(a) He formed a college to study the various ideas.
(b) He tried all methods of government himself.
(c) He studied the outstanding rulers of the past.
(d) He relied on his own intuitions.

2. What does Machiavelli see as the problem with barons?
(a) Barons can do only what the prince orders.
(b) The people do not understand the difference between a prince and a baron.
(c) Barons are known for being cruel and causing trouble.
(d) The people tend to give more aligeance to the barrons than to the prince.

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

4. What combination of circumstances does Machiavelli identify in men like Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?
(a) Opportunity and merit.
(b) Strength and fortitude.
(c) Time and location.
(d) Pride and ability.

5. The next best way to rule a new territory, according to Machiavelli, is to establish a colony. Why?
(a) The people who have been harmed can take revenge easily.
(b) The only people really annoyed will be those who have lost their land.
(c) The conquered people get lots of land and plenty to eat.
(d) The people can now take justice into their own hands.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?

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

3. What is it that Machiavelli refrains from doing in his book?

4. One Princedom, according to Machiavelli, is ruled by a sole prince; the other is by a prince and his barons. What does Machiavelli see as a weakness of the latter?

5. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best solution for governing a new territory?

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