Letters of the 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?
As spelled in the English language
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedJanuary 5, 2013
Times taken318,142
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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 67
Jun 24, 2010
15/24. I was never in a frat, but have traveled to Greece.
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Level 24
May 15, 2020
i didn't score anything
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Level 30
Aug 30, 2021
me too
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2021
15/24, never in a frat but i do math
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Level 23
Mar 6, 2011
I studied Greek.
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Level 51
Sep 25, 2020
I am greek!
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Level 29
Nov 11, 2020
I studied greek for a Pre-Theology degree. This was a quiz on day 2.
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Level 44
Mar 19, 2011
i have alpha beta and omega so far...
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Level 55
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 63
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 78
Jan 5, 2015
The two most popular frats at my campus were I Felta Thigh, and I Tappa Keg.
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2016
Well done, sir.
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Level 86
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 32
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 29
Dec 20, 2011
Where's digamma? or sampi? :-p
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Level 33
Jun 6, 2021
These are ancient Greek letters we don't use now
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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 16
Oct 4, 2012
am 12 and i got them all with 2:25 left
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Level 64
Aug 21, 2016
am 6 months old and got them all with 10:56 left
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Level 64
Jan 24, 2019
Geez @Freestatebear kudos for trying lol
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Level 31
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 43
May 6, 2021
I like it cause owls.
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Level 43
May 6, 2021
Also, Percy Jackson.
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Level 42
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 53
Jan 7, 2013
Thanks to Revenge of the Nerds, I got Lambda
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Level 85
Jul 27, 2019
Anyone else notice how they seemed to pronounce the Tri Lams more like the dry lambs?
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Level 59
Jan 7, 2013
The thing hardest for me here was spelling them in English.
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Level 57
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 65
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.
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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 39
Jan 13, 2017
both are correct. both should be allowed
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Level 46
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 57
Feb 25, 2019
The English transliteration of kappa is often C; consider Crete from Κρήτη or microscopic from μικρός + σκοπέω.
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Level 46
Feb 8, 2020
Very true, I stand corrected on that last part. However, I feel like the letters should be spelled the way they are in Greek, seeing as they're, you know, the letters themselves. IDK just my two cents
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Level 74
Jan 30, 2013
Curse you Upsilon!!!
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Level 28
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 74
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 46
Jan 15, 2017
I don't know, cod you?
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Level 73
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 46
Aug 13, 2017
Same...
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Level 54
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 28
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 31
May 13, 2014
im only 15. Yet im shocked I get perfect within 30 seconds.
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Level 19
Sep 13, 2017
Wow, and I'm like, shocked that I almost care.
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Level 51
Nov 9, 2017
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Level 22
Jan 10, 2018
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Level 28
Dec 31, 2019
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Level 86
Feb 8, 2020
I’m shocked this has so many likes.
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Level 78
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 64
Jul 10, 2020
lol with your horrendous accent i bet not even one greek could understand what you said.
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Level 54
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 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 50
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 30
Dec 6, 2014
holy crap, remembered the obvious four of course, as well as Xi from old Scrabble dictionaries.
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Level 83
Jan 5, 2015
Being a physicist, this was easy. I almost forgot theta, our favorite letter for angles, though...
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Level 83
Jan 2, 2017
Anyway, some alternate spelling could be accepted : Khi for Chi, Ksi for Xi, Ypsilon for Upsilon.
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Level 25
Jan 5, 2015
yep yep winner
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Level 25
Jan 6, 2015
ez as pi
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Level 25
Jan 6, 2015
1:54 O.O
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Level 25
Jan 6, 2015
testing testing 1234567890
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Level 25
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 25
Jan 23, 2015
r u serious
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Level 25
Jan 23, 2015
no your not
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Level 25
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 42
Feb 5, 2015
9 yrs old, 100%, 2:30 :) yay
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Level 36
Mar 3, 2021
4 months old, 23:41 left. Yay!
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Level 61
Apr 4, 2015
I am greek and I misspelled three letters.
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Level 25
Jul 17, 2015
Hope u have a fantastic day every1
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Level 25
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 63
Nov 22, 2015
14/24 and the ones I knew I got from math and Brave New World.
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Level 25
Dec 24, 2015
Nice Quiz
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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 63
Feb 18, 2016
24/24 with 2:19 left and I'm a sophomore in high school.
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Level 37
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 83
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 63
Sep 26, 2016
Thank goodness my father was in a fraternity and I learned some of these letters
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2017
He knew it would help you tremendously succeed later in life.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2016
Please accept Feta for Cheese. It's delicious.
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Level 58
Dec 7, 2016
I'm a fetus and I got them all with 10 days left
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2017
You forgot the last letter, "sir"
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Level 66
Jan 4, 2017
Can't there be one for q? Quota?
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Level 28
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 28
Feb 10, 2017
I am so sorry
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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 27
Jun 10, 2017
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Omega... yah, thats it.
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Level 58
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 29
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 67
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 53
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 21
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 21
Apr 5, 2018
Thank you comments for giving me three more! 13/24 with the help.
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Level 51
May 27, 2018
Oooof. Never really remembered all of them, only 11/24.
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Level 37
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 55
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 61
Aug 8, 2018
I guess only the most guessed five letters! 😂
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Level 35
Aug 23, 2018
I owe my 17/24 to being a STEM major.
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Level 62
Dec 18, 2018
24/24, but I did have two years of Greek in Seminary.
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Level 45
Jan 2, 2019
2:31 left. Thanks math!
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Level 53
Jan 25, 2019
Lambda Lambda Lambda!
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Level 43
Jan 27, 2019
I was typing 'Omikron' instead of 'Omicron'😑😑😑
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2019
Good quiz, for a harder Greek Alphabet puzzle try 'Hidden with a twist'........... here it is
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Level 39
Feb 1, 2019
This is missing the last letter, SIR
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Level 62
Feb 4, 2019
24/24:

I'm a little mad and learnt the russian, greek and hebrew alphabet for 'fun' XD.

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Level 74
Mar 13, 2019
Great! :)
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Level 77
Feb 4, 2019
I'm Greek and misspelled 'rho' and 'upsilon'

Who would write Y using a U? Seriously?

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Level 74
Mar 13, 2019
'Ypsilon' is the German spelling, and incidentally is also the German name of the letter 'y' in German!
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Level 74
Mar 13, 2019
I only got alpha, beta, gamma, delta, theta and omega - I knew these because of Maths and Physics (forgot sigma). I typed 'ypsilon' as it is a German letter (I'm learning German) but didn't bother to change the first letter although I initially intended to!
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Level 53
Mar 13, 2019
Please accept Ypsilon
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
If this is ancient greek, then should we add: Sampi, Koppa, San, Heta, and Zigamma.

http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html

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Level 48
May 24, 2019
I don't think you need to, they are abandoned letters.
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Level 25
Aug 18, 2019
This is modern greek, not ancient as stated. The ancient alphabet also contained 3 more symbols: digamma (stigma), koppa and sampi.
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Level 31
Sep 5, 2019
I know Greek alphabet, but don't know English spelling for it. Lol
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Level 21
Sep 5, 2019
KappaPride
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Level 23
Sep 8, 2019
In Poland its mi and ni not mu or nu... Plus Ypsilon.
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Level 21
Nov 24, 2019
I can sing the whole greek alphabet, but I cant spell any. ...huh interesting...
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2020
Thank you ADPi pledge class of 2016 for requiring me to learn this information
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Level 20
Jan 30, 2020
If nobody realized, 4 of those are also the names of the 4 starter characters in 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime' :) (pi, epsilon, mu, and nu)
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Level 62
Feb 8, 2020
This is too easy, do it with a yellow box. I know them in order XD not flexing XD
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Level 46
Feb 8, 2020
The distinction between modern and ancient Greek alphabet makes absolutely no sense because ancient and modern Greek language have the same letters.

An explanation that "Anglo-Saxon pronounciation and writing is required (even though some letters have a totally weird writing) " would be far better!!

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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2020
Thanks for the feedback. I changed the caveat. I was thrown off the track by previous commenters.
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Level 25
Feb 21, 2020
13/24, knew the first 8 immediatly plus Omega and Sigma, then sat around for two minutes before I got 3 more...
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Level 52
Feb 24, 2020
24/24, but I have Greek at school, so...
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Level 51
Mar 27, 2020
24/24 I am 8, I never went to Greece, I never learned greek, and I am not in college yet.
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Level 32
Mar 29, 2020
I am Greek and have lived in Athens my whole life so this quiz was the first exercise I had in 1st grade lol
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Level 51
May 10, 2020
24/24. My 1st grade Greek memory is still fresh in my brain ;)
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Level 21
Jun 18, 2020
Does anyone have every single badge or not?

I really want to know since Quizmaster doesn't.

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Level 17
Jun 27, 2020
hi took me 10 seconds to finish this test and i have never done any greek. Only went there on holiday once
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Level 64
Jul 10, 2020
I am greek and i only got 20. what the hell is this spelling? i couldnt write most letters.
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Level 28
Jul 12, 2020
WHAT!? NOOO I got ALL except Lambda. I always forget that one. щ(゜ロ゜щ)
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Level 45
Jul 13, 2020
Can you accept omikron as well as omicron?
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Level 44
Aug 23, 2020
omg first try all correct and I am Korean
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Level 51
Sep 25, 2020
i am Greek and didnt find all! check your spelling please. There is no Mu or Nu letters in the greek alphabet. There is Mi and Ni. Also there is Ypsilon -for heavens sake, the Ypsilon letter without Y in your spelling!! And there is Taf (surely not tau)
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Level 51
Oct 14, 2020
MY EYES BLED
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Level 49
Oct 12, 2020
I just had troubles finding how to write chi.

Never had a greek course, just the students who had greek were singing the alphabet, so I had it phonetically at least, I just had to find the right way to write it

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Level 30
Dec 6, 2020
Being Catholic I got: Alpha, Omega, Chi, Rho.

The others from my brain: Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Xi, Psi.

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Level 46
Dec 28, 2020
As a math guy im so dissapointed at myself cause i didnt get Tau. Smh
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Level 45
Jan 31, 2021
finally that master's in mathematics came useful
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Level 23
Feb 8, 2021
it's rlly hard a bit 2 hard for some
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Level 25
Feb 15, 2021
2:50

5/24

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Level 25
Feb 17, 2021
2:44

Scoring

You scored 6/24 = 25%

This beats or equals 15.2% of test takers

The average score is 15

Your high score is 6

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Level 25
Feb 17, 2021
2:46

Scoring

You scored 7/24 = 29%

This beats or equals 19.2% of test takers

The average score is 15

Your high score is 7

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Level 25
Feb 18, 2021
2:47

Scoring

You scored 7/24 = 29%

This beats or equals 19.2% of test takers

The average score is 15

Your high score is 7

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Level 68
Feb 20, 2021
Keep at it, you'll get there :)
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2021
I had to memorize these in my European history class in high school. Surprised that I still remember them all. The teacher taught us to say "iota kappa lambda mu nu" to the tune of shave and a haircut.
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Level 50
Mar 9, 2021
You forgot ligma.
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Level 38
Mar 17, 2021
My 20 of 24 was entirely from grade seven rote memorization... Amazing considering that was more than 35 years ago!
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Level 43
Sep 6, 2021
My 31 out of 24 was entirely from rote memorization before I was born... amazing considering that was 24 billion years ago!
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Level 40
Mar 22, 2021
How the effing eff did I forget pi? PI!!!! I FORGOT PI!
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Level 32
Apr 3, 2021
I finished with just 1minute
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Level 66
Sep 6, 2021
Wasn't in a frat; never been to Greece; but I saw Revenge Of The Nerds.
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2021
I got most of these from Mathematics and seeing campus Greek life in American films.

Only one I didn't get was omicron. I guess it's not used in either.

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Level 86
Sep 6, 2021
something tells me the stats for delta will be going up.
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Level 27
Sep 7, 2021
As an engineer it would have surprised me to miss any.

A joke among engineering students is "I never knew I was going to learn a new alphabet."

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Level 20
Sep 9, 2021
I got all of them because I once had an interest in alphabets