The Prince Overview Quiz

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.

  1. Regarding the military, how does Machiavelli feel about mercenaries?

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

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

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

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

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  6. Machiavelli believes that humans are basically...

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  7. Machiavelli feels that controlling hereditary states is

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  8. When should cruelty be used?

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  9. What sort of ruler does Machiavelli say he favors?

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

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