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The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal

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Before the Punic wars, how was Rome different from Carthage?

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1. Choose the statement that is NOT true of the First Punic War.

2. During the Second Punic War, how did Hannibal surprise the Romans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Three wars between two powerful empires were fought to establish dominance in Europe and along the African coast. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of these wars, including causes, outcomes, and influencing factors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students taking this quiz will be tested on the following information:

  • Motivating factors behind the first Punic War
  • Roman and Carthaginian empires
  • Influential leaders at this time
  • First years of the second Punic War

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Punic Wars
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer a question about Hannibal's strategy against the Romans
  • Making connections - link your understanding of the second Punic War and the Roman leader who ended it

Additional Learning

You can watch or read the lesson called The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal to learn more about this time in history. You'll study the following objectives:

  • Analyze similarities and differences between Carthage and Rome
  • Describe why the first Punic War forced Carthage into a mercenary war
  • Explain how the balance of Carthage's Navy and Rome's Army influenced outcomes of the first and second Punic Wars
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