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Name that Greek Letter Quiz

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Symbol
Name
Π π
Δ δ
Ε ε
Α α
Ρ ρ
Γ γ
Κ κ
Η η
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Name
Ο ο
Υ υ
Μ μ
Ξ ξ
Ω ω
Ζ ζ
Σ σ
Θ θ
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Name
Λ λ
Φ φ
Ι ι
Ψ ψ
Τ τ
Ν ν
Χ χ
Β β
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level 43
Feb 22, 2012
Aw yeah, 100% with 3:19 left. When I learned the Greek alphabet back in fourth grade, I knew it would pay off some day. |^)
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level 16
Mar 25, 2015
Being greek probably didn't help much.. I never learned the letters' transilteration in english, haha! 19/24
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level 30
Mar 16, 2016
Me too...I believe it's a little bit difficult being a greek and trying to solve this
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level 47
Aug 18, 2016
It would be αλφα instead of alpha, for example, right? Shouldn't answers like that be accepted?
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level 48
Mar 14, 2017
Also Greek, never understood why they spell "Omicron" with a c. "Omikron" makes more sense, as Kappa is more of an equivalent to k than it is to c.
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level 48
Jul 23, 2017
I learned the Greek letters from an astronomy book I own. Heehee...
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level 51
Feb 22, 2012
100% Yay for math!
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level 26
May 10, 2016
The overuse of theta. So true, thank you calc.
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level 17
Feb 23, 2012
3:26 left! I'm the only one out of my fifth grade class who, for some reason, still remembers the entire Greek alphabet after almost 8 years!
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level 31
Feb 23, 2012
Where did you guys go to school? Learning the Greek alphabet in grade school; very cool!
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level 14
Aug 3, 2013
Greece probably
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level 64
Sep 5, 2014
I don't think they wait until 5th grade in Greece to teach the alphabet!
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level 37
Jan 2, 2015
I never learnt at all! I wish I was taught in school
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level 15
Feb 23, 2012
Pi takes the cake.
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level 36
Jan 10, 2015
I once eta pi.
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level 72
Oct 12, 2015
and there wasn't a single iota left
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level 55
Mar 18, 2016
But I was still hungry so I had to rho across the lake to get a nu one.
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level 2
Sep 11, 2016
you beta shut upsilon
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level 55
Dec 5, 2016
Omicron, I'm sigma this. Psi. I'm gamma get me a kappa tea...
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level 71
Dec 5, 2016
The most popular frats on my campus were I Phelta Thi, and I Tappa Keg.
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level 32
Feb 23, 2012
only 22/24.. just been so long since college. I would have gotten tau if it was spelled 'tao' :)
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level 70
Feb 8, 2013
I feel like that should be accepted...I put lamda and was so confused because I KNEW that was lambda...I just didn't know I was spelling it wrong.
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level 45
Feb 23, 2012
I agree with 2Boo2. We've never learned any greek letters in school but I still got 22/24
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level 17
Feb 23, 2012
2Boo2: I can't speak for Nyneve922, but I was in an honors class in 5th grade and our teacher loved getting us really involved in certain units we did, like daily role playing during our colonial America unit, or turning the classroom into Olympus with each of us having our own Greek god(dess) or creature persona. The alphabet was a side assignment that we never really applied anywhere. d:
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level 21
Feb 24, 2012
I guess it would have helped if I paid more attention in math, was in a Frat, or was Greek.
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level 33
Feb 27, 2012
100% with 3:28 to spare
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level 11
Feb 29, 2012
58% from my maths classes ^^
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level 43
Mar 5, 2012
@2Boo2: I went to school in suburban Philadelphia, and we did a unit on ancient Greek culture in like fourth grade. But I think I probably remember the alphabet more because I have a knack for languages than because it was such an important part of the curriculum.
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level 43
Mar 5, 2012
Oh, and it helps that I've had a lot of courses in sciences, maths, statistics, and logic, all of which have their favorite Greek symbols.
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level 12
Mar 30, 2012
100% with 3:20 left
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level 37
Apr 5, 2012
got them all with 3:22 left :)
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level 14
Apr 14, 2012
Yay I got them all!
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level 44
May 3, 2012
I have also seen it spelled "Omikron"
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level 55
Sep 5, 2012
They forgot to include "Sir", the last letter of the Greek Alphabet when pledging a fraternity!
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level 2
Mar 9, 2013
α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω
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level 60
Dec 18, 2013
It might have helped me if I had known you could type in in any order. I did them as they were listed, so it took me till 2:00 minutes left. I learned the Greek alphabet at school, because I wanted to, and going to Greece three times on holiday made it all worth while.
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level 76
May 6, 2014
Upsilon? I tried it with Ipsilon and Ypsilon, never did I imagine... Is the spelling Americanized or do they spell it like that in Greece too? In that case just my country changed the spelling..
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level 40
Jun 5, 2014
It's the letter "u" and has never been anything but upsilon.
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level 60
Jul 21, 2014
this is not correct, the spelling is americanized. I'm german and we call it Ypsilon like the Y may implies. Please see the comment of CallixRose below. This user is from GREECE and even there the spelling seems to be weird. So the spelling above is americanized and its even harder for a european to guess what you call it like. I never heard of Upsilon before too. Just to make it clear: this is no problem in general - but comments like "it has never been anything but upsilon" just piss me off, because america / american spelling is not the norm, to which the rest of the world has to measure.
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level 44
Aug 13, 2014
A toast to that. ^^
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level ∞
Aug 15, 2014
Just to be clear, it's the English language spelling, not the American spelling.
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level 55
Sep 9, 2014
It has frequently been something other than upsilon. There is a Chrysler Ypsilon, for example, among other things, so it's not uncommon to find the word spelled in this way. Check the Wikipedia entry for upsilon, which will explain where and how the ypsilon spelling came to exist. You will also find it listed under 'ypsilon' in the Chambers English Dictionary, for one, so it most definitely appears in the English language spelled this way. Ultimately, ypsilon should be acceptable.
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level 45
Jul 17, 2015
Actually, I believe many countries spell it "ypsilon". This would probably be because the capital looks like a "Y". Also, many of our words in English which evolved from the Greek have changed the original upsilon to a "y". Examples: gynecology, hydrology, gymnasium.
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level 14
Jul 11, 2014
15/24 I'm greek and know the alphabet in greek, but these are spelt weird
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level 63
Jan 22, 2016
Because this is an English language quiz site the answers use the English spelling. I don't know if there is a Greek quiz site, but if there is then the spelling would be in the Greek language.
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level 38
Sep 5, 2014
Actually, as a Greek, i have to say there are too many mistakes here. Ρ is Ro, Y is Ipsilon, M is Mi, Λ is Lamda, T is Taf and N is Ni.
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level 38
Sep 5, 2014
You are confusing the ancient Greek with modern Greek then.
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level ∞
Sep 5, 2014
I added a note that this is ancient Greek.
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level 61
Sep 5, 2014
Tau may be pronounced Taf, but I'm sure it's still spelt with an upsilon, even in modern Greek. ευχαριστώ (thanks) is pronounced "eff-charis-to" but it's still written the way it always has been. Same with mu and nu, pronounced mee and nee but written with upsilons.
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level 61
Sep 5, 2014
Well, thinking about it, maybe I just am wrong about the alphabet. It just strikes me as odd, but maybe typical ,that the only country in the world which doesn't teach the traditional Greek letter spellings would be Greece. In English we maintain 'ph' spellings in words which are derived from Greek words that contained Φ, but in Greece the very letters are now spelt with iotas instead of upsilons.
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level 45
Sep 6, 2014
They are not mistakes, it is just the traditional transliteration used by English native speakers. And as this quiz is in English, there is nothing wrong about it (:
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level 68
Sep 5, 2014
If you had fun trying a new alphabet here, you may also like to try Name That Russian Letter!
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level 59
Sep 5, 2014
Someone should make a quiz about the modern spellings of Greek letter names. They are different from the classic ones and even more different from their names in English.
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level 38
Sep 5, 2014
Kept trying "Labda", all ready to comment that the quiz was wrong lol.
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level 40
Sep 5, 2014
100% :) I taught myself the Greek alphabet and a few words in Greek in a few hours.
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level 55
Sep 5, 2014
Isn't it spelt Lamda??
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level 22
Sep 5, 2014
The only reasons I got most of these are because of physics class and Red vs Blue
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level 12
Sep 5, 2014
I wonder how many people can pronounce the letters correctly...
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level 52
Sep 8, 2014
Everything I know about Greek letters, I learned from stupid comedies set in colleges. Thanks Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, etc.
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level 21
Sep 9, 2014
i am greek and i got only 22. There is no nu, it's ni, there is no mu it's mi ! jesus
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level 70
Sep 7, 2015
Are you Ancient Greek?
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level 7
Sep 19, 2014
Some of these are spelled wrong. I'm greek so trust me when I say so. :)
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level 10
Sep 25, 2014
I'm a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, and one of the things we did before initiation was learn the Greek alphabet. It paid off.
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level 50
Nov 6, 2014
Interesting Fact: if the radius of a pizza was z, and the depth was a, the volume would be Pizza (Pi x z x z x a)
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level 2
Nov 10, 2014
I learned this afternoon and have 50 secs left thats okay
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level 3
Dec 26, 2014
2:55 100% I am Learning :)
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level 21
Jan 6, 2015
To think that joining a fraternity at Slippery Rock State College (Sigma Pi = Sig Pigs) in 1975 somehow proved useful. I bested Bluto Bartowski with a 0.0 GPA.
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level 43
Jan 23, 2015
I'm glad to see that my graduate education in theoretical physics is finally paying off.
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level 4
Mar 27, 2015
Got them all, Sophomore in College; guess Greek does pay off in the end :p
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level 44
May 1, 2015
You should definitely accept omikron as an alternate spelling, since there's no c in Greek and you'd spell it using a kappa. I've always learned omikron, and never seen it written this way outside this quiz (I understand using omicron because of "micro" but that's an Anglification of the original Greek spelling)
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level 28
May 5, 2017
As is this quiz.
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level 56
May 1, 2015
Got them. My sister taught me well. I did get stuck on lambda temporarily, though, because I left out the B.
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level 43
May 25, 2015
Here is a simpler way for english pronunciation imo, if you want it to sound more like actual greek than klingon lol: Β: vee-ta Ζ: zee-ta H: ee-ta Θ: thee-ta I: yo-ta M: me (what is mu seriously?) N: nee (pronounced like knee) P: should be exactly like "p" in english they changed it to avoid confusion. R: raw (much more accurate) T: tough Y: he-psilon Φ: fee Χ: he Ψ: psi but like saying pepsi not psychic I think this should make it easier for both you and us. I had a really hard time understanding greek letters at my british uni and it was crazy.
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level 63
Mar 14, 2016
Should have gone to a Greek Uni.
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level 2
Feb 26, 2016
Hooray for Rick Riordan and Percy Jackson! taught me everything i need to know about greek mythology and alphabets
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level 29
Apr 22, 2016
did anyone else just pick the letters on their keyboard
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level 2
May 5, 2016
GEEKS COME TO THIS SIDE: WE HAVE PI (pie)
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level 25
Jul 8, 2016
Hideously corrupt.
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level 3
Aug 29, 2016
got to learn this for school 24/24 get in im only 8
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level 2
Sep 8, 2016
wow i wish my page didn't randomly scroll (im on mobile) but anyway im lucky to learn this so quickly bc im a high school sophomore
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level 1
Oct 14, 2016
Scoring You scored 16/24 = 67%. This beats or equals 28.2% of test takers The average score is 19 Your high score is 16 Hehe for one day isn't that bad :D Good luck to all who participate :)
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level 2
Oct 30, 2016
I am English and live in Manchester. I learned greek from my brother in law who is greek. he is amazing and has taught me loads. I am still learning as not all the way there yet. I cant wait until I start to speak it fluently. I will be so proud of myself...
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level 57
Dec 5, 2016
100% with 3:25 left! Learned some Greek in middle school, don't remember more than the basics of the language, but I still have that alphabet DOWN.
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level 72
Dec 5, 2016
Some alternate spellings could be accepted : ksi for xi, khi for chi, ypsilon for upsilon, omikron for omicron.
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level 43
Dec 5, 2016
Thank you Maths and physics
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level 12
Dec 5, 2016
so weird how they are written
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level 1
Dec 16, 2016
this is a nice quiz it has pleased my nervous system very much thank you Sir Robbie of the Rotten
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level 47
Dec 19, 2016
Yes... very happy to get all of these.
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level 1
Jan 22, 2017
Phi
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level 17
Mar 11, 2017
Yay, 3:39 remaining. This has to be a guinness world record, and I'm only 10!
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level 52
May 4, 2017
Is it bad that I used the fraternities and sororities from Monsters University? XD
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level 21
May 27, 2017
All correct.I'm not even greek!
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