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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the average Roman soldier feel about the battle to come?
(a) Optimistic.
(b) Underprepared.
(c) That it was going to be a disaster.
(d) Left out.

2. Why did ancient historians make their work entertaining and dramatic?
(a) To children could read it.
(b) To be used a a recruiting tool.
(c) So it was interesting for school children.
(d) So it could be shared with illiterates.

3. How much food did Hannibal's army have before the Battle of Cannae?
(a) 10 days worth.
(b) 30 days worth.
(c) 3 days worth.
(d) 20 days worth.

4. What did nations consider Carthaginians to be?
(a) Good merchants.
(b) Gentle and intellectual.
(c) Immoral and barbaric.
(d) Too political.

5. How did Polybius travel the Alps?
(a) On a horse.
(b) Hiking.
(c) On a carriage.
(d) On an elephant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Hannibal's plan so risky?

2. How many assembled bodies governed Rome?

3. How was Carthage's reputation with other nations?

4. What could cause confusion in the Roman army?

5. How much of the Roman senate was in the army going to Cannae?

Short Essay Questions

1. What gave Polybius access to research material?

2. What did military tribunes do for the first time in history according to Chapter 2?

3. What biases came through in Polybius' writings?

4. What was Carthage's reputation?

5. Who was Fabius Pictor?

6. What did Aristotle say about the Carthaginian government?

7. What did the Roman soldiers likely have difficulty with at Cannae?

8. How did some rise in military ranks?

9. What important survivor remained after the Battle at Cannae according to Chapter 1?

10. What did Romans discover they needed to learn?

(see the answer keys)

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