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. How does Machiavelli describe the temper (mindset) of the public?
(a) Careless.
(b) Easily maintained.
(c) Fickle.
(d) Ignorant.

2. What problem faces a prince appointed by the nobles?
(a) The nobles see themselves as his equal and are not inclined to obey him.
(b) The nobles never have the good will of the people which makes for tensions.
(c) The people know they have rights under a price appointed by the nobles.
(d) The people will only support a prince appointed by the nobles.

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

4. What are the two types of government identified by Machiavelli?
(a) Kingdom and City State.
(b) State and Republic.
(c) City State and Territory.
(d) State and Dominion.

5. What is it that Machiavelli refrains from doing in his book?
(a) Giving only the facts of great leaders and how they governed.
(b) Using language of respect that is usually spoken before a prince.
(c) Using high sounding literary devices to make the work seem more important.
(d) Making everything brief in his writing so that main points are missed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ancient example does Machiavelli use to illustrate the rise to power through criminal actions?

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

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

4. What does Machiavelli see as an inevitable result of changes in government?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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