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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Machiavelli single out as a prince who was always prepared for war?
(a) Philopoemonm, Prince of the Achaians
(b) Xenophon
(c) The sons of Sforza, Duke of Milan
(d) Ramses II

2. What Biblical example does Machiavelli use to show that someone else's arms are useless?
(a) Samson and Delilah.
(b) David and Goliath.
(c) Egypt and Syria.
(d) Caleb and Joshua.

3. What is the best type of mind Machiavelli says is needed for a strong prince?
(a) One that takes only a short time to make a decision
(b) One that has no opinions whatsoever.
(c) One that can understand what other men think.
(d) One that can think for himself.

4. In his discussion of the qualities of a good leader, how does Machiavelli depart from the accepted rules?
(a) He says a prince must always do the will of the people.
(b) He thinks that if the prince is always good, the people will imitate him.
(c) He accepts the Christian ideals of his time.
(d) He does not accept the idea that a prince must be good in all matters.

5. What results when a ruler lacks resolution and his mind is easily changed.
(a) Ministers always wait to see what a final decision will be.
(b) The people like his easy going style.
(c) Everyone knows what to expect. from the laws.
(d) The people have no confidence in him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say the King of Naples and the Duke of Milan had in common?

2. Who does Machiavelli cite as an example of generosity that ended badly?

3. What causes the people to begin to support the new prince?

4. What does the prince gain from rewarding his ministers well for jobs well done?

5. What does Machiavelli say is the only art expected of a prince?

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