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Greek Alphabet Quiz

You shouldn't have to be in a frat or sorority to name at least a few Greek letters. But if you are, can you name them all?
Ancient Greek, not modern
Last updated: September 04, 2018
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Letter
Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta
Letter
Eta
Theta
Iota
Kappa
Lambda
Mu
Letter
Nu
Xi
Omicron
Pi
Rho
Sigma
Letter
Tau
Upsilon
Phi
Chi
Psi
Omega
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level 59
Jun 24, 2010
15/24. I was never in a frat, but have traveled to Greece.
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level 22
Mar 6, 2011
I studied Greek.
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level 44
Mar 19, 2011
i have alpha beta and omega so far...
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level 52
Aug 26, 2011
Quite pleased with my 15/24 as I am English and didn't study sciences or maths!
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level 59
Feb 18, 2016
How did you not study math? Did you go to school?
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level 29
Sep 16, 2011
What is the connection between Greek letters and fraternities/soroities?
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level 27
Sep 12, 2012
They're all named after greek letters.
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level 74
Jan 5, 2015
The two most popular frats at my campus were I Felta Thigh, and I Tappa Keg.
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level 59
Feb 18, 2016
Well done, sir.
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level 77
Jan 2, 2017
ander217 is a woman.
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level 33
Oct 16, 2011
100% with 2:30 left.
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level 33
Nov 16, 2011
Thank you Phi Mu Alpha! Zeta Sigma '05!
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level 46
Jun 10, 2016
Oh hey, a Sinfonian!
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level 16
Nov 19, 2011
cant believe i forgot chi D:
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level 30
Dec 20, 2011
Where's digamma? or sampi? :-p
+2
level 41
Jan 18, 2012
Thank you math lol!!
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level 17
May 28, 2012
24/24 with 2:03 left and i've studied greece once...
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level 5
Oct 1, 2012
6/24 said i had to memorize this in seventh grade. (100%)
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level 16
Oct 4, 2012
am 12 and i got them all with 2:25 left
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level 6
Mar 6, 2016
am 10 and I got them all with 2:05 left
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level 25
Jul 8, 2016
@helen +1!
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level 74
Jul 26, 2016
While I agree that everyone, especially kids, should be cautious about posting personal info online, I really doubt there's much danger with putting a user name and an age in the comments section of a quiz site. Cyber criminals are clever, but not clairvoyant!
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level 58
Aug 21, 2016
am 6 months old and got them all with 10:56 left
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level 32
Nov 19, 2012
Thanks to Chemistry and Physics, I got 15.
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level 17
Dec 7, 2012
I LOVE GREEK MYTHOLOGY!!!! YAY! Especially Athena!!!!!!!!!! Wait, that's not related to the alphabet. Well, I got 100%!!!!!!
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level 39
Apr 29, 2015
Ha! I love you! :D
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level 39
Apr 29, 2015
I just have to say... Athena is awesome... almost as awesome as Ghost Rider, a.k.a. me... and I love it when people say totally random things... and I love ... as you can see... HA! I'm weird as weird can be. It's also late. And I'm a bit hyper... so... yeah.
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level 49
Aug 9, 2016
Yay! I agree!
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level 34
Jan 5, 2013
I don't know why I memorized this in school some 30 years ago. Still remember them all. Got it with 1:57 left because of my typing speed.
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level 21
Jan 5, 2013
2:40 left
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level 29
Jan 6, 2013
Memorized it when I was bored in study hall and had finished my homework.
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level 15
Nov 25, 2016
same bro, used to re do my maths exams in roman numerals
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level 47
Jan 7, 2013
Thanks to Revenge of the Nerds, I got Lambda
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level 60
Jan 7, 2013
The thing hardest for me here was spelling them in English.
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level 53
Jan 5, 2017
Same! I know all the letters by heart but have rarely seen many of them spelled out in English.
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level 62
Jan 6, 2017
Agreed. I mean, what the hell is Upsilon? I ended up using a dictionary to look up the English spelling.
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level 22
Jan 26, 2013
Omikron is spelled with a k, not a c.
+3
level 58
Jul 5, 2016
In English it is 'Omicron', in other languages like German and Dutch it is indeed 'Omikron'.
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level 21
Jan 13, 2017
both are correct. both should be allowed
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level 47
Jan 15, 2017
Agreed. Omikron is the only way I have ever seen it written down, and I'm American. It's actually more correct than omicron because "mikron" is the English transliteration of the Greek for little ("mega" is big, therefore, "little o" and "big O"). The only letter that makes a C sound in Greek is Kappa, which is always transliterated as a K.
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level 9
Jan 22, 2017
But we don't say "Mikrosope," we say "microscope." English-users transcribe "Μικρον" as "micron," so "όμικρον" should be "omicron."
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level 72
Jan 30, 2013
Curse you Upsilon!!!
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level 29
Feb 25, 2013
Cod you accept "Ro" for "Rho" and "Jota"/"Yota" for "Iota"?
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level 43
May 6, 2013
No
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level 72
May 28, 2014
What about Yoda for Iota? Greek alphabet I know...hrrrmmmmm?
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level 50
Jul 16, 2014
That's great. That is so, so great.
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level 47
Jan 15, 2017
I don't know, cod you?
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level 62
Jul 20, 2017
Well no, because the Latinized form of these letters couldn't have had a j until late in the empire. It would have been Iota through and through.
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level 44
May 5, 2013
i only got three...
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level 35
Aug 13, 2017
Same...
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level 37
Dec 20, 2013
I got bored once so I decided to memorize it
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level 2
Jan 23, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQVoz-HX2cA for anyone who doesn't get this and fails the game go watch this amazing video trust me i learned all of them after i heard this and share the story also enjoy:)
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level 14
Jan 23, 2014
Loved it!
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level 21
Apr 12, 2014
All those years of studying greek in Bible College paid off.
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level 45
Jan 27, 2018
Me, too.
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level 29
Apr 18, 2014
Got it with 2:11 left
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level 25
May 3, 2014
Got 24/24. Watched this a couple of days ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQVoz-HX2cA
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level 23
May 13, 2014
im only 15. Yet im shocked I get perfect within 30 seconds.
+10
level 20
Sep 13, 2017
Wow, and I'm like, shocked that I almost care.
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level 52
Nov 9, 2017
+1
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level 15
Jan 10, 2018
+1
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level 74
May 16, 2014
At my school, pledges had to sing the entire Greek alphabet while marching in line, everywhere they went. There wasn't a person in my dorm, Greek or Indie, who couldn't sing that annoying song in our sleep! I'm surprised I had 2:21 left. Should have gotten it even faster.
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level 55
Jun 23, 2014
I'm a Greek-American and I knew the alphabet but not how to spell the words like you AMERICANS spell them :). Good quiz anyways.
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level 36
Aug 1, 2014
Makes it kinda ironic your username is Yankee
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level 7
Jul 31, 2014
>_> thank you Percy Jackson series/Heroes of olympus, because I got only 5 right T-T
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level 36
Aug 1, 2014
Thank you, Red vs Blue!
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level 10
Oct 5, 2014
well I'm a Greek but it's so damn difficult to spell the letters in english since I only know them in greek..i only got 21 shame on me!
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level 39
Dec 6, 2014
I'm currently taking chemistry, physics, algebra two, and probability & statistics. Everything we use in those classes I got. (Except pi... I forgot pi.)
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level 33
Dec 6, 2014
holy crap, remembered the obvious four of course, as well as Xi from old Scrabble dictionaries.
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level 6
Dec 7, 2014
so cool
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level 76
Jan 5, 2015
Being a physicist, this was easy. I almost forgot theta, our favorite letter for angles, though...
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level 76
Jan 2, 2017
Anyway, some alternate spelling could be accepted : Khi for Chi, Ksi for Xi, Ypsilon for Upsilon.
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level 53
Jan 5, 2017
I'd like to see them accept α for alpha, β for beta, γ for gamma, δ for delta, etc. That would be hilarious
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level 19
Jan 5, 2015
yep yep winner
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level 44
Jan 5, 2015
Only reason I got these is because of Spectrobes.
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level 19
Jan 23, 2015
wut that
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level 28
Jan 6, 2015
This was a great quiz!
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level 19
Jan 6, 2015
ez as pi
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level 19
Jan 6, 2015
1:54 O.O
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level 19
Jan 6, 2015
testing testing 1234567890
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level 19
Jan 6, 2015
cool
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level 16
Jan 7, 2015
I'm such a loser, i only got "alpha" "omega" "delta" "pi" and "beta"
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level 19
Jan 23, 2015
r u serious
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level 19
Jan 23, 2015
no your not
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level 19
Jan 23, 2015
i have an awesome scent of sensation on the greek alphabeta geta it ha not really a good 1
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level 14
Jan 25, 2015
Darn, it didn't take Illuminati.
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level 34
Feb 5, 2015
9 yrs old, 100%, 2:30 :) yay
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level 6
Mar 6, 2016
Splendid!
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level 6
Feb 27, 2015
Love the quiz!!!
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level 6
Mar 3, 2015
2:45!!!
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level 58
Apr 4, 2015
I am greek and I misspelled three letters.
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level 19
Jul 17, 2015
Hope u have a fantastic day every1
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level 19
Aug 1, 2015
Since I'm more mature and older than before I wish u all a fantastic day
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level 20
Oct 13, 2015
EEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSYYYYYYYY! 1:38!
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level 59
Nov 22, 2015
14/24 and the ones I knew I got from math and Brave New World.
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level 9
Dec 1, 2015
Great quiz, i knew them all but i couldn't spell them
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level 19
Dec 24, 2015
Nice Quiz
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level 47
Jan 2, 2016
When I pledged a fraternity, back in the dark ages, we had to hold a burning match and say the Greek alphabet before the flame got to our fingers. I learned fast, and have never forgotten!
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level 66
Feb 24, 2018
Man that sounds really stupid!
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level 15
Jan 27, 2016
Take that! I'm 13 and I beat most of you!
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level 59
Feb 18, 2016
24/24 with 2:19 left and I'm a sophomore in high school.
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level 25
Mar 4, 2016
Greek letters are easy to remember but very unnatural to type. (since it's obviously not english)
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level 6
Mar 6, 2016
I am less then 11 years old and I got everything correct with a 2:05 minutes left.
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level 39
Jun 22, 2016
Sigh, a former math major and I still managed to miss zeta, rho, iota, and psi.
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level 21
Jun 27, 2016
I tried "Xsi", "ksi", ... and then gave up to find that it is "Chi". never thought of this combination.
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level 76
Jan 2, 2017
Ksi = xi. There is no "s" sound in "Chi".
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level 25
Jul 8, 2016
Alpha Beta Charlie?
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level 19
Aug 1, 2016
0:49 100%
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level 45
Aug 26, 2016
Ε καλά, ευκολάκι ήταν αυτό. Δεν ξέρετε τι λέω, χοχοχο, γεια σας παιδιά.
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level 53
Jan 5, 2017
I'll be able to read it someday. Google Translate suggests that you think I don't know what you're saying, but obviously that's not the most reliable source.
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level 58
May 24, 2017
Sounds perfectly fine to me. I did not know what konos was saying until I let Google translate it.
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level 63
Sep 26, 2016
Thank goodness my father was in a fraternity and I learned some of these letters
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level 57
Jan 2, 2017
He knew it would help you tremendously succeed later in life.
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level 70
Nov 30, 2016
Please accept Feta for Cheese. It's delicious.
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level 36
Dec 7, 2016
I'm a fetus and I got them all with 10 days left
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level 58
Jan 2, 2017
You forgot the last letter, "sir"
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level 59
Jan 4, 2017
Can't there be one for q? Quota?
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level 45
Feb 7, 2018
There used to be Koppa, by which q was probably inspired, but it got dumped. Poor Koppa...
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level 26
Feb 10, 2017
yoz wuz goood im a drunck boi frum jeli iland end i liek peppur becuz it remids meh of teh tiem i wuz a fetus that sexually idetified as uh arhoarn and i liek teh smel of wahtur becuz it remynds meh of wen i wuz a kar. ppl actchualy thingk I luhk liek jorge ezruh. witch i kind of agreeee with becuz i do. Yu no i achshually smel liek porck, is pritty kool. bi frend
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level 26
Feb 10, 2017
I am so sorry
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level 13
May 2, 2017
Perfect with 1:01 left!
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level 13
May 2, 2017
I also memorized the greek alphabet
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level 55
Jun 7, 2017
got them all thanks to 'xwing vs, tie fighter', unequivocally the greatest experience of my life
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level 22
Jun 10, 2017
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Omega... yah, thats it.
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level 45
Jul 22, 2017
glad we don't have to write the greek characters. I did well in Greek, but was always graded down slightly for my penmanship. And don't even ask me about Hebrew or Aramaic.
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level 28
Jul 31, 2017
Never learned the greek alphabet but got 8 simply from my memory of fraternity and sorority names lol
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level 21
Sep 13, 2017
i know most of them because of my math lessons
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level 65
Sep 29, 2017
The hint "Ancient Greek, not modern" is misleading. The alphabets of ancient and modern Greek are identical. Plus, the names of the letters are identical. The only problem is that what you're looking for is not hte letter names, rather than the translations the american educational system has chosen to use on the letter names. Please clarify it.
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level 36
Nov 20, 2017
You should add omikron as a type in for omicron
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level 21
Dec 16, 2017
1:37 left
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level 2
Feb 9, 2018
The thing is that some of the names make you pronounce the letter rong. For example in Greece 'Mu' is pronounced as 'Mi' and 'Nu' as 'Ni' also 'Tau' is misnderstood for 'Taf'
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level 20
Apr 5, 2018
13/24. I had 10 of them I could remember, but then I used a cheat. Thank you COMMENTS!!!!! Quizmaster, having the comments button while taking the quiz is a cheat to every quiz. Just wanted to let you know.
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level 20
Apr 5, 2018
Thank you comments for giving me three more! 13/24 with the help.
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level 45
May 27, 2018
Oooof. Never really remembered all of them, only 11/24.
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level 39
Jun 26, 2018
Got 18. Got so stuck on trying to remember "Lambda" that I missed "Theta" and "Kappa", both of which I knew.
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level 23
Jul 25, 2018
Got 13, no one in my family has ever been in a frat or sorority but I knew the ones I knew from common sense or scientific/mathematical terms.
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level 51
Aug 8, 2018
I guess only the most guessed five letters! 😂
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level 31
Aug 23, 2018
I owe my 17/24 to being a STEM major.
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level 42
Dec 18, 2018
24/24, but I did have two years of Greek in Seminary.
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level 43
Jan 2, 2019
2:31 left. Thanks math!
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