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

Robert L. O'Connell
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Africanus do to protect his father?

2. Who set traps for Hannibal's army?

3. What did he tell the slaves the winner of the fight to the death would earn?

4. How old was Africanus during his first battle against Hannibal?

5. How many times did Hannibal marry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the trip like as Hannibal put together his armada?

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

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

5. Who was Hannibal met by when they crossed the Alps and what happened?

6. What happened when Hannibal eluded Publius Scipio?

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

8. What did the Romans go into the battle thinking?

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

10. What did Hannibal know when the Romans dismounted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's comparison between Hannibal and Hitler and Carthage to Britain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the background of Publius Scipio, and compare him to Roman military leaders who proceeded him.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Hannibal's use of spies and conclusions made by historians.

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