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

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

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

3. What did Hannibal know about the Roman army?
(a) Their weakest men.
(b) Their equipment.
(c) Their strength and weaknesses.
(d) Their commanders.

4. What did Hannibal count on to toughen and train his troops?
(a) A severe training program.
(b) Battling small tribes on the way to Italy.
(c) The tough terrain on the way to Italy.
(d) Games during the trip to Italy.

5. What did Africanus do to protect his father?
(a) Round up women.
(b) Round up horsemen.
(c) Round up soldiers.
(d) Round up spearmen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were the Roman soldiers reluctant to destroy crops?

2. When did snow close the passes in the Alps?

3. When did the tide of the war start to turn for the Romans according to "Cannae"?

4. Why did Roman horsemen dismount during the battle?

5. How many times did Hannibal marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were Hannibal's men and animals suffering from?

2. What did the Romans turn to?

3. What weakness of Hannibal did Fabius Maximus figure out?

4. What is a plausible statement according to O'Connell in Chapter 5?

5. What changed for the ghosts of Cannae?

6. What did historians agree on regarding Hannibal's travels in Chapter 6?

7. What was the one fact about Hannibal that went without dispute?

8. What reputation did Hannibal have among historians according to Chapter 4?

9. Who set up a trap for Hannibal and his men?

10. What happened to Hannibal's armada in mid-September?

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