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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order to keep all the cities equal within the state, what does the author suggest be moved from city to city?
(a) The armies.
(b) The residence of the Prince.
(c) The assemblies.
(d) The capital.

2. According to the author, the Princes who act as executives are fulfilling their duty as which of the following?
(a) Individuals.
(b) Citizens.
(c) Legislators.
(d) Leaders.

3. Which of the following is needed when it becomes difficult to have a just, effective balance between the various levels of government?
(a) Committees.
(b) Counts.
(c) New government.
(d) Tribunes.

4. According to the author, which of the following is a significant problem with a monarchy?
(a) The way that power is defined.
(b) The way that power is given.
(c) The way that power is transfered.
(d) The way that power is used.

5. What does the author describe as having great power, not being able to do anything, but able to prevent everything?
(a) Dictatorship.
(b) Praetorship.
(c) Magistrate-ship.
(d) Tribune-ship.

6. According to the author, when is the only time that a dictatorship should only be established?
(a) In an emergency.
(b) In times of civil unrest.
(c) In wartime.
(d) In peacetime.

7. In Book 4, from which of the following perspectives does the author argue?
(a) Idealist.
(b) Realist.
(c) Pessimist.
(d) Optimist.

8. The author believes that the religion of the state should be an enactment and/or embodiment of the faith in which of the following?
(a) Natural order.
(b) Natural law.
(c) Celestial law.
(d) Celestial order.

9. The author believes that ancient people did not distinguish the laws of government from the laws of which of the following?
(a) Man.
(b) Gods.
(c) Science.
(d) Nature.

10. When good sense, justice, and integrity are sufficient for a position, who should be in the lot to be chosen for those positions?
(a) Everyone.
(b) Citizens.
(c) Previous leaders.
(d) The wealthy.

11. The author begins Book 4, Chapter 8, with a history of which of the following?
(a) Religion.
(b) Warfare.
(c) Politics.
(d) Violence.

12. The author states that no matter what his position, the Prince is still subject to which of the following?
(a) The people.
(b) The law.
(c) The judicial system.
(d) The Sovereign Will.

13. The author believes that regular assemblies will prevent the rise of which of the following?
(a) Social tension.
(b) A tyrant.
(c) Poverty.
(d) A revolutionary class.

14. Why does the author suggest that, every few years, the tribunes be removed from the system of government?
(a) To prevent tyranny.
(b) To prevent over-service.
(c) To prevent unrest.
(d) To prevent laziness.

15. In a monarchy, the individual in power represents which of the following?
(a) The private will.
(b) The general public.
(c) The ideal citizen.
(d) The collective being.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, which of the following terms best describes what the basic tenets of the Christian faith are to the function of the Sovereign?

2. When a person has a minority vote, they must accept that they are wrong, and not which of the following?

3. How many rules does the author have to govern the interpretation of votes?

4. The author thinks that, as an expression of the Sovereign Will, the purer the expression means the greater of which of the following?

5. How many votes does the author state need to be taken at each regular meeting of assemblies?

(see the answer keys)

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