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

2. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who had the support of his people and was able to withstand invasion?
(a) Cesar Borgia of Romagna.
(b) Gracci of Rome.
(c) Nabis, Prince of Sparta.
(d) Giorgio Scalli of Florence.

3. What reasons does Machiavelli put forward to get Prince Lorenzo to read his book?
(a) Experience and his ability as a writer.
(b) Experience and his low-born status.
(c) Experience and the absence of flattery.
(d) Experience and his personal need.

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

5. Why does Machiavelli insist that hereditary princedoms are more easily maintained?
(a) The prince changes things often at his own whim.
(b) The prince has more power than a republic.
(c) The people are already familiar with that form of government.
(d) All people everywhere actually prefer a prince.

Short Answer Questions

1. What example does Machiavelli give of a dominion that is a limb of a larger one?

2. What is the advantage of the prince selected by the people?

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

4. What are the two types of government identified by Machiavelli?

5. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?

(see the answer key)

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