Sparta
Sparta's Training
Athens
Government in Athens
Facts About Sparta and Athens
100

What was Sparta?

Sparta was the largest ancient Greek city-state located on the southern Peloponnesus.

100

True or False: Polis leaders wanted to make Sparta the strongest military in all of Greece.





    

True

100

Were the lives of boys and girls different or the same?

They were very different.

100

Athenians did not spend very much ______ or  _______ building a strong army.

They did not spend very much time or energy building a strong army.

100

True or False: Sparta had more slaves than city states.

The answer is true.

200

In what year was it the largest city-state?

700 B.C.

200

What was the age that boys and girls were supposed to begin their training?

They were supposed to begin their training at age 7.

200

What would the girls use to weave cloth?

They would use sheep's wool.

200

Most early leaders belonged to what kind of families ?

They belonged to noble families.

200

True or False: Sparta's people wanted to make their polis strong.

The answer is true.

300

What formed Sparta's acropolis? 

It was a low nearby mountain.

300

What were the boys trained to be when they grew up?

They were trained to be soldiers.

300

Athenian girls did not practice sports; instead they would stay home and do what?

They would help their mothers.

300

Eventually ______ citizens demanded to have more say in how their government was run.

The answer is poor.

300

True or False: Children were expected to help there polis.

The answer is true.

400

Where did farmers gather to do business? 









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the agora

400

What did the girls do during their training?

They practiced running, throwing spears and javelins, and playing ball games.

400

Girls who lived on farms helped theif fathers on the field during what time of the year?

During harvest time

400

What does democracy mean in Greek?

It means "ruled by the people".

400

Our ideas of democracy in the U.S are connected to ___________ ____________.

Ancient Greece

500

True or False: Most of the farm workers were slaves.

True

500

Girls were trained to be what when they grew up?

They were trained to be strong mothers of strong children.

500

What did the boys practice at the gym before going home?

They practiced boxing and wrestling before going home.

500

Define democracy.

Democracy: a system of government in which citizens vote to make decisions about the government.

500

True or False: Life in Sparta was similar to life in Athens.

The answer is true.

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