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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Machiavelli not use Agathocles as an example of meritorious rise to power?
(a) Because he was not successful in gaining control of Sicily.
(b) Because his cruelty continued after he came to power.
(c) Beause he did not plan what to do after he became prince.
(d) Because he came from humble beginnings.
2. What was the motivation for Machiavelli to write THE PRINCE?
(a) He wanted to become a prince.
(b) He wanted to start a revolution.
(c) He wanted Prince Lorenzo de Medici to employ him.
(d) He wanted to become a famous author.
3. What is the advantage of the prince selected by the people?
(a) He will have their support because all they want is not to be oppresed.
(b) He will be unable to ignore the wishes of the nobles.
(c) The people will see the prince change them in many ways.
(d) The nobles will always see this as a good sign and cooperate with the prince.
4. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?
(a) They moved the Roman capital to Carthage.
(b) They allowed them to select government officials from their own citizens.
(c) They made them all Roman citizens with new priviliges.
(d) They destroyed them and set up their own system of government.
5. Aside from humble beginnings, what does Machiavelli say that Agathocles and Oliverotto have in common?
(a) They knew what they wanted and made a plan to get it.
(b) They refused to resort to political assassination.
(c) They got their positions from other princes.
(d) They were both Italians.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does say the sole prince can do that the prince with barons cannot?
2. After gaining dominions by merit, how does Machiavelli say a prince can hold his new territories?
3. What does Machiavelli say his desire is for Prince Lorenzo?
4. What is the Renaissance Italian's view of political misfortune?
5. Why is Niccolo Machiavelli suddenly out of a job?
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