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 themes does Machiavelli introduce in Chapter One?
(a) Colonization and residency.
(b) Good fortune and merit.
(c) The importance of a republic.
(d) Arms and strategy.

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

3. What example does Machiavelli give of a conquered territory rebelling against 100 years of servitude?
(a) Persia throwing off the rule of Alexander the Great.
(b) Pisa arising against the Florentines.
(c) Carthage getting its independence from Rome.
(d) Egypt going to war with Sparta.

4. What does Machiavelli suggest may make a hereditary ruler unpopular with his people?
(a) Never changing the way they are accustomed to being ruled.
(b) Staying away from the princedom for long periods of time.
(c) Using his army to gain more territory.
(d) Outrageous vices.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say his desire is for Prince Lorenzo?

2. The next best way to rule a new territory, according to Machiavelli, is to establish a colony. Why?

3. What is the advantage of the sole prince as ruler?

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

5. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?

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