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

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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 was established in Hannibal's army during the trip to Italy?
(a) A training program.
(b) An inner group of advisors.
(c) A rigid chain of command.
(d) 5 small cities.

2. How did the Romans signal their incoming battle?
(a) The horses were prepared.
(b) The solders were chanting.
(c) Horns were blowing.
(d) A tunic flew above Varro's tent.

3. What did Hannibal encourage his soldiers to do?
(a) Fight.
(b) Be without mercy.
(c) Leave.
(d) Take slaves.

4. 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.

5. How were the Romans able to defeat Carthage?
(a) By ignoring what their training told them.
(b) By learning to fight like Greeks.
(c) By learning to fight like Hannibal.
(d) By amassing a larger army.

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

7. Why were the Roman soldiers reluctant to destroy crops?
(a) Nothing would be able to grow back for a full seaon.
(b) They needed the food.
(c) They were farmers.
(d) The farmers were paying for their protection.

8. What did Hannibal's troops find in Cannae that helped them?
(a) Horses.
(b) Grain storage and supply dump.
(c) A weaponsmith.
(d) Volunteers.

9. When did some aggressive Celts attack Hannibal?
(a) Mid September.
(b) Mid Movember.
(c) Mid October.
(d) Mid December.

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

11. When did snow close the passes in the Alps?
(a) Mid September.
(b) Mid December.
(c) Mid October.
(d) Mid November.

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

13. What was Hannibal's army formation like?
(a) A backward letter "B".
(b) A backward letter "C".
(c) A backward letter "P".
(d) A backward letter "L".

14. What choice did Hannibal tell his men was better that slavery?
(a) Retreat.
(b) Bribbing oneself out of prison.
(c) Death or conquest.
(d) Conquest.

15. Who did Hannibal trick by letting him see his troops and attacking later on?
(a) Flaminus.
(b) Marcus.
(c) Rominus.
(d) Scipio.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Hannibal want his troops to do to destabilize the Roman army?

3. Why did Roman horsemen dismount during the battle?

4. What great military leader did Hannibal admire and study?

5. Where were the Romans not victorious during the Second Punic War?

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