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. How does Machiavelli say that the great military leaders of history were so successful?
(a) By studying the arts.
(b) By finding new ways to avoid war.
(c) By imitating the great men before them.
(d) By relying on hired soldiers from other countries.

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

3. How can a prince deal with the people when they see their lands burning outside the city walls?
(a) He can make them believe it is all just an illusion.
(b) He can tell them about the cruelties of the enemy if they are captured.
(c) He can issue food stamps.
(d) He can tell them it is not as bad as it looks from inside the city walls.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?

2. How does Machiavelli define avarice?

3. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?

4. Why is setting up a system of government using conquered citizens effective?

5. After gaining dominions by merit, how does Machiavelli say a prince can hold his new territories?

(see the answer key)

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