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 does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?
(a) Better conditions for the subjects of a dominion.
(b) Pleasure of the subjects who like to see a lot of changes.
(c) Growth of the dominion by annexation.
(d) A dovetailing of more and more change.

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

3. What type of principality does Machiavelli claim may be kept without talent or fortune?
(a) Monastic.
(b) Hereditary.
(c) Absolute monarchy.
(d) Ecclesiastical.

4. What does Machiavelli say was the reason for successes by Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?
(a) Like Moses, they could talk with God.
(b) They did not understand the thinking of the people.
(c) They were standing in the right place at the right time.
(d) It had nothing to do with fortune, but was because of their own talents.

5. Why does Machiavelli say a hereditary prince is usually more loved by his subjects?
(a) He has less of a chance of giving offense.
(b) He allows the people to do exactly as they please.
(c) He goes to school with the children of the princedom.
(d) His face is on their coins.

Short Answer Questions

1. After gaining dominions by merit, how does Machiavelli say a prince can hold his new territories?

2. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?

3. What is the custom of Machiavelli's day in approaching a prince?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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