Politics and Society of Sparta Classics Quiz AS Level

A quiz on key historical facts about Ancient Sparta and reliability of sources in studying for OCR AS Level Classical Civilisation!

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1. What was the Spartan education system called?

  • The gerousia
  • The agoge
  • The apella
  • The kryptaeia
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2. Which king led the Greek army at the Battle of Thermopolyae?

  • Ariston
  • Leonidas
  • Cleomenes
  • Leotychidas

3. Which source wrote "Lysistrata"?

  • Diodorus
  • Aristophanes
  • Herodotus
  • Sophocles

4. Which Spartan king was described by Herodotus as "not quite right in the head"?

  • Theopompus
  • Cleomenes
  • Anaxandrides
  • Demaratus

5. How many lots of land does Plutarch say Sparta was divided into during the Lycurgan reforms?

  • 50,000
  • 9,000
  • 900
  • 10,000


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