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

2. How can a common citizen rise to political power?
(a) With a lot of money behind him.
(b) Through the help of friends.
(c) As a compromise between two parties.
(d) By popular election.

3. How does Machiavelli think New Dominions were formed?
(a) Through War and Pestilence.
(b) Through Ability or Accident.
(c) Through democratic elections.
(d) Through Fortune or Ability.

4. What combination of circumstances does Machiavelli identify in men like Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?
(a) Pride and ability.
(b) Time and location.
(c) Opportunity and merit.
(d) Strength and fortitude.

5. What example does Machiavelli cite as a wholly new princedom?
(a) Milan under Francesco Sforza.
(b) The Kingdom of Spain.
(c) The new Kingdom of Naples.
(d) Venice under the Doge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that Machiavelli refrains from doing in his book?

2. What is Machiavelli's example of rule by a sole prince?

3. What does Machiavelli see as the problem with barons?

4. What characteristic of a leader can change fortune according to Machiavelli?

5. After Alexander VI, how did the Pope continue to strengthen the Church's position?

(see the answer key)

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