Multiple Choice Questions
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Multiple Choice - Book One, The Development of Rome's Constitution, Preface, The Best Form of Government, Religion, The Transition From Servitude to Freedom
1. What was the inspiration for Machiavelli's "The Discourses"?
a) Livy's account of the history of Rome written around 25 B.C.
b) Machiavelli's fascination for power.
c) Machiavelli's interest in forms of government.
d) Machiavelli's desire to guide politicians to serve the public needs.
2. How did Machiavelli begin the preface to "The Discourses"?
a) As a warning to future generations of the tenuous nature of freedom.
b) As a cynical commentary to the weakness of leaders of his time.
c) As a...
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