Hannibal Ancient History PLC

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Ancient History Hannibal quiz up to crossing of the Rhone

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Question 1

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The first Carthaginians were
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  • Phoenicians
  • Romans
  • Babylonians

Question 2

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The Carthaginians traded along which sea
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  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Pacific

Question 3

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Polybius was a
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  • Greek historian
  • Roman historian
  • French politician

Question 4

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Polybius travelled to the places he wrote about
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Polybius NEVER interviewed Roman soldiers about their army days
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Polybius was given access to the Roman archives to write his Histories
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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Carthage offered protection to Sicily as originally
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  • It was a Phoenician city
  • It was a Greek city
  • It was a Roman city

Question 8

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By 300BC Carthage had removed the Greeks and taken Sardinia and Southern Spain from them. This gave Carthage lots of
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  • Wine and bread
  • Raw materials and manpower
  • Silver

Question 9

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In order to trade with Carthage, the Romans had to
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  • beg the Carthaginian government and bribe the Carthaginian merchants
  • send soldiers to fight in the Carthaginian army, and share its profits with Carthage.

Question 10

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In 348 BC the Carthaginians restricted where Romans could sail and what they could do.
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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In 348 Carthaginian traders were excluded from Sardinia and Libya, and the Western Mediterranean. This left Rome to continue to expand her control of trade in these areas.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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: In 280 BC Carthage and Rome united against the Greeks. The Greeks had hired a mercenary his name was
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  • Militiades
  • Pyrrhus
  • Themistocles
  • Geoff

Question 13

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The Mamertines (mercenaries) approached Carthage about an alliance – but when Carthage created a garrison in their city – the Mamertines went to Rome. After a debate the Romans decided to
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  • reject the Mamertine offer of an alliance
  • ally with Carthage
  • risk war with Carthage

Question 14

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Hannibal's father was
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  • Hasdrubal the Fair
  • Hasdrubal the unclean
  • Hamilcar Barca

Question 15

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Hannibal fought alongside which brother in the Second Punic Wars
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  • Hanno
  • Hasdrubal

Question 16

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Hannibal's family powerbase came from Carthaginian territory in North Africa
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Hannibal attacked Saguntum because
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  • His father made him swear an oath, he wanted to provoke war with Rome, Saguntum could be used to attack Hannibal's African lands
  • His father made him swear an oath, he wanted to provoke war with Rome, Saguntum could be used to attack Hannibal's Spanish lands

Question 18

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When asked to surrender the city of Saguntum refused and Hannibal killed or sold into slavery the entire city
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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How did Rome react to Saguntum's capture
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  • They immediately declared war on Carthage and began to move against Barca family holdings in Spain
  • Offered the Carthaginian council choice of peace if they surrendered Hannibal to their justice or their would be war.

Question 20

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Hannibal's plan to attack Rome was to
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  • Build a series of forts along the borders of Spain and fight a defensive war when Rome attacked
  • Take the fight to Rome by invading Italy

Question 21

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Hannibal expected the Romans to seek revenge for Saguntum – and would rather meet them in France.
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  • True
  • False

Question 22

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Hannibal wanted to cross the Rhone because It would be easy for the Romans to bring their troops into Northern France. Rome had lots of friends in France.
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  • True
  • False

Question 23

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Hannibal knew he would get support from the Gauls (barbarian tribes) in Southern France and Northern Italy
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  • True
  • False

Question 24

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The Romans sent P.C Scipio to stop Hannibal –
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  • but he was too quick and missed the arrival and ended up in New Carthage
  • but he was too slow and by the time he arrived in the Rhone – Hannibal was crossing the Alps
  • Scipio came down with influenza and was unable to make the trip sending his deputy instead

Question 25

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The Rhone - Hannibal fought his way through Southern France tribes. This allowed him to get to the Rhone before Rome
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Messalia was a Roman ally – it persuaded the tribe on the other side of the Rhone to attack Hannibal.
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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Hannibal sent a small army 50 miles north to cross the Rhone. This army would attack his enemies by surprise.
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  • When he knew his army were in place he pretended to march across the Rhone. The Gauls leapt in the water. Then Hannibal ordered his secret army to attack – The Gauls fled as they knew they had lost.
  • When he knew his army were in place he pretended to march across the Rhone. The Gauls leapt in the water. Then Hannibal ordered his secret army to attack – The Gauls attacked and fought to the last man holding up Hannibal's army for 2 days

Question 28

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Scipio failed to stop Hannibal crossing the Rhone as he relied on a group of Gauls – the Volcae – to prevent Hannibal from crossing. This group were not as well trained as Roman soldiers
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  • True
  • False

Question 29

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Some historians claim P.C Scipio forced Hannibal to cross the Alps. They argue
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  • Hannibal did not want to cross them – but he had to choose a battle with Rome in France or cross the Alps.
  • Hannibal mistook the coastal route with the alps and basically got lost

Question 30

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Hannibal had made an alliance with Magilus – a Padane Gaul – before crossing the Alps. Magilus’ people had just been freed by Rome.
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  • True
  • False

Question 31

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Hannibal tried to use his war chest (Gold and silver trinkets) to buy safe passage. Some historians believe this actually encouraged some Gaul tribes to attack.
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  • True
  • False

Question 32

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The Sioux offered guidance to Hannibal. This was a trick – but Hannibal was prepared and put his baggage animals at the front. His supplies were stolen – but he managed to retreat until the Sioux moved on.
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  • True
  • False

Question 33

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At Mt. Du Chat Hannibal was attacked by Gauls.
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  • Hannibal sacrificed baggage animals to allow his best fighters to kill the Gauls. He then attacked their city, killed everyone and stole their supplies.
  • Hannibal sacrificed baggage animals to allow his best fighters to kill the Gauls. He then made peace with their city and bought supplies.

Question 34

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Hannibal lost over a 1/3 of his men and elephants. He lost nearly all of his supplies. This meant about 50,000 men survived and about 50 elephants.
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  • True
  • False
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