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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. What does Robert O'Connell describe the Punic War to?
(a) The Rose Wars.
(b) Napoleonic wars.
(c) The French Revolution.
(d) WWI and WWII.
2. How long did those who serve in the military have to enlist for in periods of great danger?
(a) 20 years.
(b) 30 years.
(c) 15 years.
(d) 25 years.
3. Why did Rome decide to destroy Carthage?
(a) Their wealth threatened Rome.
(b) Their military threatened Rome.
(c) Their literature threatened Rome.
(d) Their technology threatened Rome.
4. What differentiated Romans and Greeks as far as religion?
(a) Romans did not make human sacrifice.
(b) Romans had better name for their gods.
(c) Romans were more pious.
(d) Romans were praying during battle.
5. When was Carthage settled?
(a) 914 B.C.
(b) 714 B.C.
(c) 614 B.C.
(d) 814 B.C.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the problem with basic Roman tactics at Cannae?
2. How long after the battle did the survivors of the battle live by their oath?
3. What did Hannibal likely not understand as he rose against Rome?
4. What did the tablet Polybius studied tell the story of?
5. What was the common Roman tactic to overpower their enemies?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did O'Connell address the history of gladiators?
2. What did the author compare the Punic War to?
3. What did the Roman soldiers likely have difficulty with at Cannae?
4. How did some rise in military ranks?
5. What did Polybius examine when he hiked through the Alps?
6. How did religion come into play?
7. What biases came through in Polybius' writings?
8. What were young men trained to do even before entering the military?
9. What was Carthage's reputation?
10. What were the three assembled bodies?
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