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. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?
(a) One that does not come from a long line of ruling ancestors.
(b) One that is an entirely new settlement.
(c) One that kills all the citizens of the old regime.
(d) One that comes from political intrigue.

2. Why does Machiavelli say that new territories are harder to govern than hereditary ones?
(a) It is rarely the case that new rulers improve the lives of the conquered.
(b) People think the new government will be more of the same.
(c) Old leaders must be kept alive and included in the new government.
(d) Men always think a new government will be worse than before.

3. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?
(a) He thought dominions were much harder to keep.
(b) Dominions are much larger than republics.
(c) He wrote about republics in another work.
(d) There were no republics in his day.

4. What example does Machiavelli give of a dominion that is a limb of a larger one?
(a) The Medici as part of the Borgia dominions.
(b) The Holy Roman Empire.
(c) The King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.
(d) The Prince of Venice as part of the dominions of France.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do the Medici come to power?

3. How does Machiavelli describe the temper (mindset) of the public?

4. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?

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

(see the answer key)

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