Quiz  /  Sparta
  • 1. 
    What was the city-state of Sparta known for?

  • Its highly trained army and fierce soldiers
  • Its extravagant theatre and famous playwrights
  • Its experiments in different kinds of government including democracy
  • The freedom and rights of all the peoples living in the Sparta region
  • 2. 
    Who were the helots who lived in the region controlled by Sparta?

  • They were slaves who worked the land for the Spartans
  • They were female warriors who used bows and arrows
  • They were specially trained soldiers who fought with spears and shields
  • They were the top level of Spartan society and held the top government offices
  • 3. 
    What was the name of the school that all male Spartan citizens attended as boys?

  • Agoge
  • Aegis
  • Academy
  • Xiphos
  • 4. 
    Who did the Spartans fight at the Battle of Thermopylae?

  • Corinth
  • Thebes
  • Athens
  • Persia
  • 5. 
    What was the biggest shame that a Spartan soldier could experience in battle?

  • To cry out in pain
  • To die before killing an enemy
  • To have his spear broken on an enemy
  • To lose his shield
  • 6. 
    What was the name of the battle formation that the Spartan soldiers used?

  • Regiment
  • Calvary
  • Aspis
  • Phalanx
  • 7. 
    What was the general requirement to being a Spartan citizen?

  • People that swore an oath to Sparta and agreed to fight for the city
  • Anyone who could pay a fee or was born to Spartan citizens
  • Anyone that lived in the area controlled by Sparta was considered a citizen
  • People that could trace their ancestry back to the original settlers of Sparta
  • 8. 
    True or False: Women were considered unimportant in Sparta and were not sent to school or educated.

  • TRUE
  • 9. 
    What city-state did Sparta fight during the Peloponnesian War?

  • Athens
  • Thebes
  • Corinth
  • Argos
  • 10. 
    Who ruled the government of Sparta?

  • Two kings who were watched over by five ephors
  • A single king called a tyrant who had total power
  • Sparta was ruled by a queen and a powerful group of 30 women
  • The people ruled through a democracy and representatives
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