The Prince Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli say that the great military leaders of history were so successful?

2. What does Machiavelli say is the first requirement of a commander?

3. What does Machiavelli see as an insurmountable chasm?

4. What is more effective than honesty in a prince?

5. Who does Machiavelli single out as a prince who was always prepared for war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a blog entry dealing with the question, Does the end justify the means?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on your feelings about Machiavelli's trying to get in with the family that overthrew his government and put him out of a job.

Essay Topic 3

Write your opinion on the debate over whether or not religion has a place in state government. In preparation, review Chapter 11 on Ecclesiastical Princedoms.

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