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1. In which year was Hannibal born?
2. Who was the Carthaginian general at the time of the First Punic War?
3. When Hannibal's brother-in-law, Hasdrubal, was murdered in 221, Hannibal was elected leader of the Carthaginian army. What place did Hannibal first take with his new army?
4. In 219, Hannibal besieged a Roman ally whose blockade fell in eight months. This was a violation of the Ebro River Treaty made by Hasdrubal and Rome. What was the name of the city Hannibal captured?
5. During his campaign to Italy, Hannibal had to cross the Pyrenees, the river Rhône, and then the Alps with his army of 50,000 infantry, 9,000 cavalry and 37 of what?
6. When Hannibal tried to win over Rome's allies by diplomatic means, the Romans hired a dictator to follow him, but avoid battle. The Romans soon realized that this dictator's strategy was wrong and unacceptable. What was this dictator's name?
7. What was the name of the tribes who befriended Hannibal on each side of the Alps because they, like Hannibal, despised the Romans?
8. At the battle of Trasimene Lake, Hannibal wiped out a Roman army. What was the name of the Roman consul who died leading this Roman army?
9. At the end of every battle, Hannibal took something from the dead Romans so he could later prove that he was the one who defeated them. What did Hannibal take from the bodies?
10. Hannibal lost his first battle in Zama, Africa to Scipio. After this, Hannibal went all downhill, right down to when he poisoned himself. What year did Hannibal commit suicide?
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