The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Fabius Maximus figure out about Hannibal?
(a) That his army was invincible.
(b) That he would probably be defeated.
(c) That his defeat didn't lie on the battlefield.
(d) That his brothers were the weak link.

2. What do some historians call the Second Punic War according to " The Fox and the Hedge-Hog"?
(a) The first African war.
(b) The longest war of Italy.
(c) The last good war of Rome.
(d) The first world war of history.

3. How many horsemen did Hannibal's army have?
(a) One for every 4 foot soldiers.
(b) One for every 12 foot soldiers.
(c) One for every 15 foot soldiers.
(d) One for every 13 foot soldiers.

4. What did Hannibal lose while avoiding the Roman army?
(a) A leg.
(b) Sight in one eye.
(c) An arm.
(d) A finger.

5. How many legionaries died during the Battle of Cannae?
(a) 65,500.
(b) 55,500.
(c) 45,500.
(d) 35,500.

6. What neighbor did Rome have trouble with?
(a) The Venetians.
(b) The Gauls.
(c) The Greeks.
(d) The Celts.

7. How many horsemen did the Roman Army have?
(a) Two every 13 foot soldiers.
(b) Two every 5 foot soldiers.
(c) Two every 20 foot soldiers.
(d) Two every 10 foot soldiers.

8. What was Hannibal the first to do in the Alps?
(a) Cross it with an organized army.
(b) Raise an army.
(c) Survive winter.
(d) Climb above 8000 feet.

9. How did Hannibal differ from other Carthaginians according to "Hannibal's Way"?
(a) He was of Roman descent.
(b) He was not very religious.
(c) He was the son of a peasant.
(d) He was not rich.

10. What great military leader did Hannibal admire and study?
(a) Alexander the Great.
(b) The Chinese emperor.
(c) Genghis Khan.
(d) Caesar.

11. Who set traps for Hannibal's army?
(a) The Moors.
(b) The Gauls.
(c) The Romans.
(d) The Celts.

12. When were the soldiers that survived Cannae allowed to return from exile?
(a) 205.
(b) 204.
(c) 203.
(d) 201.

13. Where were the Romans not victorious during the Second Punic War?
(a) In Africa.
(b) In Italy.
(c) In Spain.
(d) In Gaul.

14. What was Hannibal willing to take?
(a) Criticism.
(b) Advise.
(c) Punishment.
(d) Risks.

15. What does the author say is speculation?
(a) That Hannibal used slaves as spies.
(b) Hannibal was not the military genius, his brother was.
(c) Hnannibal was a copy cat.
(d) Hannibal took no prisonners.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the Romans try to annihilate the neighbors they had trouble with?

2. When did some aggressive Celts attack Hannibal?

3. What was Fabius doing while burning structures and supplies?

4. What did he tell the slaves the winner of the fight to the death would earn?

5. What do historians agree on about Hannibal's troops?

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