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. Why does Machiavelli say that new territories are harder to govern than hereditary ones?
(a) Old leaders must be kept alive and included in the new government.
(b) It is rarely the case that new rulers improve the lives of the conquered.
(c) Men always think a new government will be worse than before.
(d) People think the new government will be more of the same.

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

3. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?
(a) They moved the Roman capital to Carthage.
(b) They destroyed them and set up their own system of government.
(c) They made them all Roman citizens with new priviliges.
(d) They allowed them to select government officials from their own citizens.

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

5. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
(a) It would be easy to get it back.
(b) He would lose all popularity with the people.
(c) The people would forget all about him.
(d) He would have to run for his life and never return.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that Machiavelli prizes most of his possessions?

2. What does Machiavelli suggest is the surest way to govern a conquered territory?

3. Why does Machiavelli insist that hereditary princedoms are more easily maintained?

4. What example does Machiavelli give of a conquered territory rebelling against 100 years of servitude?

5. What were the results of Sparta setting up oligarchies in Athens and Thebes after they conquered them?

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