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. Why does Machiavelli not discuss democracies?
(a) None existed at that time.
(b) He called democracy by another name.
(c) He rejected the idea outright as a madness of the Greeks.
(d) He considered them inferior.

2. What example does Machiavelli give of a dominion that is a limb of a larger one?
(a) The King of Naples as part of the dominions of Spain.
(b) The Holy Roman Empire.
(c) The Prince of Venice as part of the dominions of France.
(d) The Medici as part of the Borgia dominions.

3. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?
(a) Dominions are much larger than republics.
(b) He thought dominions were much harder to keep.
(c) There were no republics in his day.
(d) He wrote about republics in another work.

4. What does Machiavelli say a new prince must do quickly after gaining a new dominion?
(a) Read his book.
(b) Hand out money.
(c) Build a new palace.
(d) Learn quickly.

5. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?
(a) They destroyed them and set up their own system of government.
(b) They made them all Roman citizens with new priviliges.
(c) They allowed them to select government officials from their own citizens.
(d) They moved the Roman capital to Carthage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Machiavelli's method for learning political government?

2. How do the Medici come to power?

3. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best solution for governing a new territory?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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