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 it that Machiavelli refrains from doing in his book?
(a) Using high sounding literary devices to make the work seem more important.
(b) Giving only the facts of great leaders and how they governed.
(c) Making everything brief in his writing so that main points are missed.
(d) Using language of respect that is usually spoken before a prince.

2. 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?
(a) He gave d'Orco the power to kill anyone who opposed him.
(b) He executed d'Orco to make the people love and trust him.
(c) He told the people that d'Orco was acting on his orders.
(d) He retired d'Orco and gave him a lifetime pension.

3. What does Machiavelli say was the reason for successes by Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?
(a) It had nothing to do with fortune, but was because of their own talents.
(b) They were standing in the right place at the right time.
(c) They did not understand the thinking of the people.
(d) Like Moses, they could talk with God.

4. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
(a) He would have to run for his life and never return.
(b) The people would forget all about him.
(c) He would lose all popularity with the people.
(d) It would be easy to get it back.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?

2. Cesare Borgia was helped in his drive for power by his father. Who was he?

3. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who had the support of his people and was able to withstand invasion?

4. What example does Machiavelli cite as a wholly new princedom?

5. How does Machiavelli define a new princedom or dominion?

(see the answer key)

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