1. Where was Machiavelli
2. According to Machiavelli,
which of the following statements about hereditary states is not
3. Which of the following
is a course of action that should not be taken by a prince of a
4. Which of the following
is the best means of becoming a prince?
5. Which of the following
arguments does Machiavelli make about the nature of men?
6. Which of the following
is true about nobles and ministers?
7. Which of the following
is a course of action that a prince should not take in order to
hold states accustomed to living freely under their own laws?
8. Which is of the
following is true about fortune and prowess?
9. What is Machiavelli’s
approach to the use of cruelty?
10. Under what conditions
are fortresses most valuable?
11. Which if the
following is not true about ecclesiastical principalities?
12. Which of the
following types of troops should a prince depend on?
13. Which of the
following statements about auxiliary troops is not true?
14. With which of
the following statements would Machiavelli not agree?
15. Which of the
following traits is most desirable in a prince?
16. Against whom
might a prince be justified in using inhumane cruelty?
17. To what does
Machiavelli compare a prince who breaks his word to play one foreign
power off another?
18. What quality
in a prince will cause the populace to despise him?
19. What is the best
defense against conspiracies?
20. Which of the
following is not a means of winning honor and prestige?
21. What is the mark
of the best kind of intellect?
22. What is Machiavelli’s
historical assessment of Italy’s past princes?
23. Which of the
following is foremost among Machiavelli’s pleas to Lorenzo de’ Medici?
24. Which of the
following rulers is not an example of a ruler who triumphed on the
strength of their own powers?
25. Why had a number
of Italian princes of Machiavelli’s time recently lost their states?