The Prince Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Machiavelli removing from the political thinking during a time when the Roman Catholic Church was still appointing Emperors?
(a) He is removing objections to the combination of church and state.
(b) He is removing constitutional authority.
(c) He is removing God from politics and the power equation.
(d) He is removing political involvement of the church.

2. What was Cesare Borgia's greatest mistake according to Machiavelli?
(a) Distancing himself from the French court.
(b) Failure to get medical attention soon enough.
(c) Allowing the election of Pope Julius II.
(d) Helping the Spanish cardinals elect a Spanish Pope.

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

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 King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.
(c) The Holy Roman Empire.
(d) The Prince of Venice as part of the dominions of France.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Machiavelli gives the example of how Cesare Borgia used Minister Remiro d'Orco in his plan to rule Romagna. After d'Orco brought the territory under control, what does Machiavelli say Cesare Borgia did to get the loyalty of the people?

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

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

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

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

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