The Prince Overview Quiz

The Prince Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

eNotes' The Prince Overview Quiz covers all there is to know about Machiavelli's influential political treatise. Test your knowledge of this prominent work with the questions below.

  • Question 1

    What metaphor does Machiavelli use to describe the power of fate?

  • Question 2

    Machiavelli feels that controlling hereditary states is

  • Question 3

    What sort of ruler does Machiavelli say he favors?

  • Question 4

    Machiavelli argues that fate controls half of our lives. What dominates the other half?

  • Question 5

    What does Machiavelli say is the only thing a prince owes his subjects?

  • Question 6

    Regarding the military, how does Machiavelli feel about mercenaries?

  • Question 7

    Which of the following should be a prince's greatest concern?

  • Question 8

    Machiavelli believes that humans are basically...

  • Question 9

    When should cruelty be used?

  • Question 10

    When coming into a newly acquired territory, what should a prince leave in place?

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