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

  • Anaxandrides
  • Theopompus
  • Cleomenes
  • Demaratus
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2. Why could Xenophon be considered an unreliable source?

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

3. Which of these is NOT a state in the Peloponnese?

  • Argos
  • Corinth
  • Aegina
  • Arcadia

4. Which king was found sitting on a sock of money after being bribed?

  • Doreius
  • Leotychidas
  • Cleomenes
  • Leonidas

5. What was the name of the slave class in Sparta?

  • The Eirens
  • The helots
  • The perioikoi
  • The hoplites


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