The Prince Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reasons does Machiavelli put forward to get Prince Lorenzo to read his book?
(a) Experience and the absence of flattery.
(b) Experience and his ability as a writer.
(c) Experience and his personal need.
(d) Experience and his low-born status.

2. Who does Machiavelli cite as an example of generosity that ended badly?
(a) Marc Anthony.
(b) Moses.
(c) Julius Caesar.
(d) Alexander the Great.

3. What does the wise prince do to maintain the loyalty of the people?
(a) Plays with the people and leaves the government up to someone else.
(b) Exasperates the nobles and therefore pleases the people.
(c) Perfroms the popular acts himself and delegates unpopular actions to someone else.
(d) Does both popular and unpopular actions always in a fair manner.

4. To whom does Machiavelli compare himself in writing this book?
(a) A cartographer.
(b) A chemist.
(c) A professor.
(d) A choreographer.

5. Aside from humble beginnings, what does Machiavelli say that Agathocles and Oliverotto have in common?
(a) They refused to resort to political assassination.
(b) They knew what they wanted and made a plan to get it.
(c) They were both Italians.
(d) They got their positions from other princes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the advantage of the prince selected by the people?

2. What is Machiavelli offering the Prince Lorenzo de Medici?

3. What, according to Machiavelli, will always make a prince's position insecure?

4. What response does a prince receive if he is seen as fickle, effeminate, cowardly, frivolous, or irresolute?

5. Why should a prince declare himself as for or against two warring factions?

(see the answer key)

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