Week 1B Knowledge Check

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Question 1

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Machiavelli urges the prince to become familiar with the geography of his state so that he can defend it. How is this best achieved?

The prince rides around the state and learns the local geography from his subjects.

Correct Answer

The prince goes hunting.

You Answered

The prince sends out messengers to map the land accurately and they report back to him.

Question 2

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According to Machiavelli, Auxiliaries are:
Correct!

Soldiers on loan from an ally.

Native troops.

Soldiers for hire.

Question 3

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In addition to the people and the nobility, the Roman emperors often had to please what influential group?
Correct Answer

The soldiers.

the poets.

You Answered

The businessmen.

Question 4

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Which of the following actions is least likely to create hatred in the minds of the people?
Correct!

Being miserly or stingy with the public finances.

Taking their property.

Spending lavish amounts on public events.

Question 5

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If a subject loves but does not fear his prince, what (according to Machiavelli) is likely to happen when “danger is close at hand”?
Correct Answer

He will abandon his allegiance to the prince.

He will negotiate new terms for his support with the prince.

You Answered

He will fight the invader with the prince.

Question 6

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In Chapter XIII, Machiavelli refers to David’s fight with Goliath. King Saul offered David his own armor, but David refused.  What point is Machiavelli making here?

Question 7

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Machiavelli believes factions are worthless (Chapter XX). Why?
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