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 "Lysistrata"?

  • Sophocles
  • Herodotus
  • Aristophanes
  • Diodorus
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2. How many lots of land does Plutarch say Sparta was divided into during the Lycurgan reforms?

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

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

  • Olympia
  • Ithome
  • Salamis
  • Hysiae

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

  • Cleomenes
  • Theopompus
  • Demaratus
  • Anaxandrides

5. Which of these political bodies was NOT put in place during the Lycurgan reforms but came later on?

  • The gerousia
  • The dual kingship
  • The Ephors
  • The assembly


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