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) People think the new government will be more of the same.
(b) Men always think a new government will be worse than before.
(c) It is rarely the case that new rulers improve the lives of the conquered.
(d) Old leaders must be kept alive and included in the new government.

2. What themes does Machiavelli introduce in Chapter One?
(a) Colonization and residency.
(b) Good fortune and merit.
(c) The importance of a republic.
(d) Arms and strategy.

3. What does Machiavelli say was the real cause of Cesare Borgia's ultimate failure?
(a) His opposition from the new Pope after the death of Alexander IV.
(b) His bad choices of political allies.
(c) His ill health after the death of his father.
(d) His lack of knowledge of what to do after his father's death.

4. After Alexander VI, how did the Pope continue to strengthen the Church's position?
(a) By putting monasteries in new dominions.
(b) By selling ecclesiastical offices and annexing land.
(c) By gaining more popularity among the Italians.
(d) By military invasions of other dominions.

5. What is the custom of Machiavelli's day in approaching a prince?
(a) Writing a petition of audience.
(b) Bringing a gift.
(c) Coming in on hands and knees.
(d) Catching the prince outside his palace.

Short Answer Questions

1. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?

2. What happened when Rome tried to use the same methods the Spartans had used with Greece?

3. What one thing does Machiavelli insist that every prince needs?

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

5. What form of government comes from a long line of ancestors?

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