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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of person does Machiavelli advise against promoting to important positions in a Republic?
(a) Anyone who has been done a notable injury by someone.
(b) Anyone who has avoided war.
(c) Anyone who has killed a rival.
(d) Anyone who is ambitious.

2. What opportunities come to Princes who take Machiavelli's advice in acting to take something from another Prince.
(a) The Prince who is being assaulted will have their army away from the City.
(b) The Prince who is being assaulted will be imprisoned.
(c) The Prince who is being assaulted might make decisions fueled by anger.
(d) The Prince who is being assualted will not be able to consult his Captains.

3. Who does Machiavelli credit with protecting Rome from the ambitions of the Tribunes?
(a) Appius Claudius.
(b) Lucius Brutus.
(c) Junius Claudius.
(d) Claudius Lucius.

4. According to Machiavelli, what is the sign of a truly powerful Republic?
(a) It has the wealth to buy other lands.
(b) It has the diplomatic skill to cajole the support of other Republics.
(c) It does not take land or gain support with money, but through the virtue of its army and war.
(d) It can intimidate other Cities to become part of it without fighting battles.

5. What kinds of men are frowned upon in corrupt Republics?
(a) Common men.
(b) Excellent men.
(c) Vocal men.
(d) Scribes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Machiavelli believe the Roman Republic grew?

2. What method of dealing with leaders of tumults that divide cities does Machiavelli favor?

3. Why does Machiavelli consider men prudent for considering the proverb he cites at the beginning of Book 2, Section 49?

4. To whom did Machiavelli refer to demonstrate the value of poverty on the character of leadership?

5. What does Machiavelli claim causes men to conspire against their target?

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