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. Which source wrote at around 60-100AD?

  • Plutarch
  • Aristophanes
  • Diodorus
  • Tyrtaeus
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2. Why could Xenophon be considered an unreliable source?

  • He lived many years after the fall of Sparta
  • He is uncritical of Sparta in most of his work and hero worships Lycurgus
  • He lived much earlier than the time he is writing about
  • He only talks about the military and so is limited

3. What was the Spartan education system called?

  • The kryptaeia
  • The apella
  • The agoge
  • The gerousia

4. Which source wrote "Lysistrata"?

  • Sophocles
  • Herodotus
  • Aristophanes
  • Diodorus

5. Where did the helot revolt in 464 take place?

  • Olympia
  • Ithome
  • Salamis
  • Hysiae


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