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The Prince

The Prince


by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince: Luck Be A Lady Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Prince? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What relationship did virtù traditionally have with luck?

Having virtù means you can overcome fortune.
Having luck means you can get virtù.
You need both to work together.
There was no relationship.
Q. Whose success had nothing to do with luck?

Pope Leo X
Q. How do you control fortune?

With a leash
You have to slap and thrust
You have to take control of your destiny
With an army comprised of citizens
Q. If your fortune changes, what should you do?

Stay the same
Start a war
Start worrying
Q. What did fortune replace for the humanists?

Pots o' Gold