World History : Classical Greece

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Example Question #21 : World History

All of the following features were unique to Sparta EXCEPT _________________.

Possible Answers:

a unique form of kingship

a secret police force

a large and powerful navy

a mandatory state-run military training program

a social class of slaves called "helots"

Correct answer:

a large and powerful navy

Explanation:

Sparta was a militaristic and relatively secluded city-state, with a large social emphasis on loyalty and duty. Naval power was not emphasized as much in Sparta as compared to other Greek city-states - thus this answer is correct. The other answers do pertain to accurate aspects of Sparta.

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