The Prince Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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The Prince Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say was the reason for successes by Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?

2. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?

3. What combination of circumstances does Machiavelli identify in men like Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?

4. What does Machiavelli suggest is the surest way to govern a conquered territory?

5. Machiavelli gives the example of how Cesare Borgia used Minister Remiro d'Orco in his plan to rule Romagna. After d'Orco brought the territory under control, what does Machiavelli say Cesare Borgia did to get the loyalty of the people?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Machiavelli explain a man of his common social standing being qualified to advise a prince?

2. What advantage does the hereditary prince have in maintaining his dominion?

3. What value does Machiavelli put on his gift to Prince Lorenzo de Medici?

4. How does Machiavelli say that hereditary States are the easier ones to control?

5. Describe the reasons Machiavelli says the German cities are so secure.

6. What does Machiavelli mean when he says that dominions are obtained by either good Fortune or merit?

7. What are the two types of princedoms as identified by Machiavelli?

8. Explain how Machiavelli says Cesare Borgia came to power.

9. To what does Machiavelli ascribe his present circumstances as he writes the book?

10. How are Ecclesiastical dominions so easily maintained?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay explaining how Machiavelli's writing might be different if he were writing today.

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

Machiavelli favored the death penalty. Write an essay expressing your opinion on that subject.

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