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Robert L. O'Connell
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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 did Hannibal likely not understand as he rose against Rome?
(a) Their resolve.
(b) Their faith.
(c) Thie weapons.
(d) Their numbers and strength.

2. When was Hannibal in Carthage last?
(a) When he was 19.
(b) When he was 5.
(c) When he was 15.
(d) When he was 9.

3. How many Roman ships were destroyed by a storm according to Polybius?
(a) 84.
(b) 184.
(c) 384.
(d) 284.

4. What could cause confusion in the Roman army?
(a) Lack of training.
(b) Using several languages.
(c) Having several commanders.
(d) Having new troops integrated.

5. What did the Roman do when they liked something?
(a) They copied it.
(b) They bought it.
(c) They destroyed it.
(d) They called it Roman.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many assembled bodies governed Rome?

2. Why was Hannibal's plan so risky?

3. How many Romans died at Cannae?

4. What was the common Roman tactic to overpower their enemies?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Carthage's reputation?

2. How did religion come into play?

3. What did the author compare the Punic War to?

4. What question does the author address about the Battle at Cannae?

5. What were the three assembled bodies?

6. What were young men trained to do even before entering the military?

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

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

9. Who was Titius Livius?

10. Why did O'Connell address the history of gladiators?

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