Spartan Government in Ancient Greece


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What kind of government did Sparta have?

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1. The Great Rhetra was basically what in the Spartan government?

2. In Sparta, which one of these positions was NOT held for life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions on Spartan government require you to be familiar with the council the Sparta kings sat on. You can take the quiz multiple times, if necessary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Type of government Sparta had
  • The Great Rhetra
  • Positions held for life in Sparta
  • How ephors obtained their positions
  • Council the kings of Sparta sat on

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Spartan government
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Great Rhetra and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how ephors got their positions

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Spartan Government in Ancient Greece. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • How Spartans kept their rulers in check
  • What the 'Ekklesia' was
  • Number of terms ephors served