The Prince Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 25.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ancient example does Machiavelli use to illustrate the rise to power through criminal actions?
(a) Moses.
(b) Agathocles of Sicily.
(c) Alexander the Great.
(d) Pope Alexander IV.

2. What was Machiavelli's method for learning political government?
(a) He formed a college to study the various ideas.
(b) He tried all methods of government himself.
(c) He relied on his own intuitions.
(d) He studied the outstanding rulers of the past.

3. What Roman Emperor does Machiavelli cite as an example of being both a lion and a fox?
(a) Septimius Severus.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) Marc Anthony.
(d) Antonius Severus.

4. What historical example does Machiavelli give to show how a military should be organized?
(a) Sparticus and the Roman slaves.
(b) The last days of the Roman Empire.
(c) Phillip, father of Alexander the Great.
(d) Darius, King of Persia.

5. After gaining dominions by merit, how does Machiavelli say a prince can hold his new territories?
(a) Rarely.
(b) With great difficulty.
(c) Easily.
(d) It is impossible.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli classify auxiliary troops?

2. In terms of receiving advice, what is the main thing a prince must remember and do to preserve power.

3. How does Machiavelli say a private citizen might make himself a prince?

4. How does Machiavelli say Agathocles became Prince of Syracuse?

5. Prior to Charles VIII of France coming to Italy, what was the main focus of the Pope, the Venetians, the King of Naples, the Duke of Milan, and the Florentines?

(see the answer key)

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