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. In acquiring a new dominion, if the prince does not use the force of his own arms, what alternative does Machiavelli suggest?
(a) Political intrigue.
(b) Appeals to the Pope of Rome.
(c) The arms of others.
(d) Free elections.

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

3. What form of government comes from a long line of ancestors?
(a) New princedoms.
(b) An elected dynasty.
(c) A hereditary princedom.
(d) Princedoms formed by warring factions.

4. Why does Machiavelli say that the sultans of Turkey and Egypt had to listen more to the military than to the people?
(a) The best people were in their militaries.
(b) Their countries were controlled by the military.
(c) All the men were drafted into the military.
(d) The people did not understand the threats of invasion.

5. 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 issue food stamps.
(c) He can tell them it is not as bad as it looks from inside the city walls.
(d) He can tell them about the cruelties of the enemy if they are captured.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say are the two main reasons for a prince to lose his dominion?

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

3. What message does a prince give his subjects if he builds a fortress for himself?

4. What did Heiro of Syracuse do when he realized his mercenary troops were worthless?

5. What does the wise prince do to maintain the loyalty of the people?

(see the answer key)

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