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. Why could Xenophon be considered an unreliable source?

  • He only talks about the military and so is limited
  • He is uncritical of Sparta in most of his work and hero worships Lycurgus
  • He lived many years after the fall of Sparta
  • He lived much earlier than the time he is writing about
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2. Which king was found sitting on a sock of money after being bribed?

  • Leotychidas
  • Leonidas
  • Cleomenes
  • Doreius

3. Which of these did Sparta not go to war with at any time?

  • Persia
  • Tegea
  • Elis
  • Argos

4. Which source wrote at around 60-100AD?

  • Plutarch
  • Aristophanes
  • Diodorus
  • Tyrtaeus

5. Which king led the Greek army at the Battle of Thermopolyae?

  • Cleomenes
  • Ariston
  • Leonidas
  • Leotychidas

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