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Spartan Life Quizzes & Trivia

The purpose of this quiz is to test your knowledge on Ancient Spartan society. This quiz will not only show you what you know about the topic, but it will also highlight key areas which you might want to revise on before further assessment! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Upon what Southern peninsula of Greece did ancient Sparta develop?
    • A. 

      Persian

    • B. 

      Dorian

    • C. 

      Athenian

    • D. 

      Peloponnesian

  • 2. 
    What were the slaves of the Spartans called?
    • A. 

      Peasants

    • B. 

      Helots

    • C. 

      Lacedaemonians

    • D. 

      Perioeci

  • 3. 
    What did all Spartan men spend most of their adult lives doing?
    • A. 

      Selling items in the market place

    • B. 

      Building shields

    • C. 

      Training for war

    • D. 

      Overworking the Helots

  • 4. 
    What does 'Perioeci' mean?
    • A. 

      Dwellers around

    • B. 

      Slaves of Sparta

    • C. 

      The equals

    • D. 

      The secret police

  • 5. 
    What was the function of the 'Krypteia'?
    • A. 

      To keep a check on the Kings

    • B. 

      To enter into battles with Athenians

    • C. 

      To keep an eye on the Helots and keep them in order

    • D. 

      To provide information to the gerousia

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Diarchy

    • D. 

      Triarchy

  • 7. 
    What is the 'agoge'?
    • A. 

      The market place

    • B. 

      The mess hall

    • C. 

      The gymnasium

    • D. 

      The education system

  • 8. 
    Who kept a check on the Kings?
    • A. 

      The gerousia

    • B. 

      The ephors

    • C. 

      The helots

    • D. 

      The spartans

  • 9. 
    At what age did Spartan education begin for males?
    • A. 

      At 12 years of age

    • B. 

      At 4 years of age

    • C. 

      At 7 years of age

    • D. 

      At 8 years of age

  • 10. 
    How was Sparta able to maintain control over the Helots and remain a powerful force within this period of time?Hint: Look at the education system, the military system and role of the krypteia.