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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?
(a) Dominions are much larger than republics.
(b) There were no republics in his day.
(c) He thought dominions were much harder to keep.
(d) He wrote about republics in another work.
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) Giorgio Scalli of Florence.
(d) Nabis, Prince of Sparta.
3. Cesare Borgia was helped in his drive for power by his father. Who was he?
(a) The military head of the Orsini.
(b) King Luis XII of France.
(c) Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan.
(d) Pope Alexander IV.
4. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?
(a) Everything. The Prince must be ruled by God.
(b) None whatsoever.
(c) It is only necessary for hereditary Princedoms.
(d) Only a little. People barely notice such things.
5. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?
(a) A Prince who knows how to hide his bad habits.
(b) Each day being the same as the day before.
(c) A Prince who knows how to keep the people in line by force.
(d) A brilliant and vocal Prince.
Short Answer Questions
1. If a city is well fortified against attack, what will cause the enemy to retreat?
2. What form of government comes from a long line of ancestors?
3. Machiavelli says some new princes may gain their new states either in exchange for money or as a favor. What other means does he point out for gaining a state?
4. What characteristic of a leader can change fortune according to Machiavelli?
5. What ancient example does Machiavelli use to illustrate the rise to power through criminal actions?
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