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

2. 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 got their positions from other princes.
(c) They knew what they wanted and made a plan to get it.
(d) They were both Italians.

3. What is the Renaissance Italian's view of political misfortune?
(a) Something that just happens.
(b) Punishment of God for misdeeds.
(c) Lack of ability to govern.
(d) Perceived weakness on the part of opponents.

4. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?
(a) More and more innovation.
(b) Disdain for the past.
(c) Memories.
(d) Expectations.

5. What one thing does Machiavelli insist that every prince needs?
(a) The good will of the people.
(b) To read his book.
(c) A strong military.
(d) Deep pockets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ferdinand of Spain became strong by waging war. What did he use to do that and get the people behind him?

2. What is the irony of the death of Oliverotto of Fermo who came to power by assembling all the leaders for a dinner and then killing them all?

3. Why is a reputation for cruelty necessary for a prince?

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

5. How does Machiavelli define auxiliary forces?

(see the answer key)

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