The Prince Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the irony of the death of Oliverotto of Fermo who came to power by assembling all the leaders for a dinner and then killing them all?
(a) He died of natural causes before he could become Prince of Fermo.
(b) Cesare Borgia did the same thing to him.
(c) He was accidentally killed by a poorly aimed arrow.
(d) A son of one of the murdered men put poison in his wine.

2. What is Machiavelli offering the Prince Lorenzo de Medici?
(a) A large book of rules for new princes to use in governing the people.
(b) Personal introductions to great men Machiavelli knows.
(c) The chance to become king of all Italy.
(d) Means of mastering in a short time all Machiavelli has learned about governing.

3. In the event that the prince cannot afford a large army, what should he do?
(a) Make sure his city is well fortified.
(b) Negotiate diplomatically with any potential enemies.
(c) Post lookouts in the countryside.
(d) Have a good plan to escape if attacked.

4. To whom does Machiavelli compare himself in writing this book?
(a) A choreographer.
(b) A professor.
(c) A chemist.
(d) A cartographer.

5. How can a prince deal with the people when they see their lands burning outside the city walls?
(a) He can make them believe it is all just an illusion.
(b) He can issue food stamps.
(c) He can tell them it is not as bad as it looks from inside the city walls.
(d) He can tell them about the cruelties of the enemy if they are captured.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of principality does Machiavelli claim may be kept without talent or fortune?

2. What does Machiavelli cite as the measure of strength of a principality?

3. How can a common citizen rise to political power?

4. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?

5. What is the advantage of the sole prince as ruler?

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