The Prince Short Answer Test - Answer Key

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Short Answer Questions Key

1. What was the motivation for Machiavelli to write THE PRINCE?

He wanted Prince Lorenzo de Medici to employ him.

2. What was Machiavelli's method for learning political government?

He studied the outstanding rulers of the past.

3. What reasons does Machiavelli put forward to get Prince Lorenzo to read his book?

Experience and the absence of flattery.

4. How do the Medici come to power?

Through war.

5. Why is Niccolo Machiavelli suddenly out of a job?

He has been working for the government overthrown by the Medici.

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