The Prince The Prince Overview Quiz
by Niccolo Machiavelli

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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.

  • Question 1

    Machiavelli believes that humans are basically...

  • Question 2

    When should cruelty be used?

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

    Regarding the military, how does Machiavelli feel about mercenaries?

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

    Machiavelli feels that controlling hereditary states is

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

    What sort of ruler does Machiavelli say he favors?

  • Question 9

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

  • Question 10

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

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