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TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Machiavelli dedicates The Prince to the influential ruler
A. Cesare Borgia
_____ 2. Mob rule is not an acceptable way to achieve power because the people are
A. stronger than the nobles
_____ 3. Fortresses can't protect a prince from destruction if they are not
A. made of concrete with high walls
_____ 4. The most powerful and dependable of the types of military forces are the
A. national armies
_____ 5. Part III (Chapters 15 to 23) of The Prince describes in detail the
A. measures necessary to defend a city against attack
_____ 6. Free-spending princes are those whose conduct suggests they are
A. wise and understanding
_____ 7. Machiavelli states in The Prince that it is better for a prince to be feared than loved, because fear
A. depends on oneself, while being loved depends on one's subjects
_____ 8. The image of the fox and the lion suggests that the prince should
A. behave like an animal
_____ 9. The best way a prince can gain respect and admiration is to
A. buy favors and privileges from nobles
_____ 10. Machiavelli concludes The Prince with a patriotic quotation from the beloved Italian poet
11. Discuss the political significance of Machiavelli's use of a dedication in The Prince.
12. What are the general characteristics of the four types of principalities that Machiavelli describes?
13. What are the specific character traits used to sketch a portrait of the successful prince?