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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the prince gain from rewarding his ministers well for jobs well done?
(a) He gets time to look around for new ministers who are not so dangerous.
(b) He gets a percentage of all those ministers make from taking bribes.
(c) He gets their support without fear of their trying to overthrow him.
(d) He gets losts of gifts from those ministers who become wealthy.

2. Why should a new prince not disarm his people?
(a) It shows that he either distrusts the people or fears them.
(b) It gives the people added duties and importance.
(c) Having arms is a basic human right.
(d) Disarmed people cannot protect their prince.

3. What does Machiavelli say the King of Naples and the Duke of Milan had in common?
(a) They both lost their dominions in Italy.
(b) They both had great skill in dealing with the nobles.
(c) They both improved the laws in their dominions.
(d) They both learned quickly how to rule effectively.

4. Those who were viewed with suspicion at the beginning of a princedom usually become the most loyal subjects. Why?
(a) They work hard to gain the approval of the prince.
(b) The prince was a poor judge of character in the beginning.
(c) The prince will use them for unpopular tasks.
(d) They never did anything to cause distrust in the first place.

5. Who can successfully gain the reputation for generosity but not ruin himself in the process?
(a) A prince who gives away someone else's money.
(b) A prince who goes to war to create jobs for his subjects.
(c) A prince who only gives when he can expect a generous return.
(d) A prince who has unlimited resources.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Machiavelli insist that a prince recalled by the people after being conquered offers him no security?

2. What is the advantage of being miserly?

3. How does Machiavelli define auxiliary forces?

4. What is the best type of mind Machiavelli says is needed for a strong prince?

5. How much of man's fate does Machiavelli ascribe to God and Fortune?

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