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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A prince who has acquired a new dominion added to his own should disarm the conquered people. Why?
(a) He only needs the arms to add to his arsenal.
(b) The new subjects will feel that the miliary will protect them.
(c) It shows the new subjects that they are safe.
(d) The arms should be in the control of his own military.

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

3. Which prince does Machiavelli say must be generous?
(a) One who is about to go to war.
(b) One who inherited his title.
(c) One who has excessive vices.
(d) One just coming into power.

4. What is the advantage of taking sides when both warring factions are weaker than the prince?
(a) He could become a prisoner if he does not.
(b) He can take over both principalities after the war is over.
(c) He eliminates one and gains the obligation of the other.
(d) He will get money from the side he chooses.

5. How does Machiavelli define avarice?
(a) Being nothing but a warrior.
(b) Being of the disposition to take what is not one's own.
(c) Being so generous that he has nothing left.
(d) Being miserly and not generous enough.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although Machiavelli says that Pope Julius II was impetuous in all he did, still he succeeded. Why?

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

3. How does Machiavelli justify his position that a prince is not duty bound to keep his word?

4. Which statement is true according to Machiavelli?

5. Why should a prince declare himself as for or against two warring factions?

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