Greek Alphabet

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Greek Alphabet.

1. How many letters are in the Greek alphabet?
a. 22
b. 24
c. 26
d. 30
e. 33

2. What are the first three letters of the Greek alphabet?
a. mu, nu, omicron
b. alpha, sigma, omega
c. phi, chi, psi
d. alpha, beta, gamma
e. delta, gamma, beta

3. From what civilization did the Greeks learn about writing and using an alphabet?
a. Romans
b. Persians
c. Phoenicians
d. Egyptians
e. Mongols

4. What is the Greek letter delta often used for in mathematics?
a. As a constant used in calculating the circumference of a circle
b. As an angle in geometry
c. As a summation of numbers
d. As a variable in the Pythagorean Theorem
e. As a difference or change in quantity

5. True or False: The Greek alphabet does not have any letters that represent the vowel sounds.

6. What letter represents the number 3 in Greek numerals?
a. Gamma
b. Upsilon
c. Phi
d. Pi
e. Omega

7. Where does the English word alphabet come from?
a. A Latin word meaning many sounds
b. The name of the person who invented letters
c. It is the word used for writing by the Egyptians
d. The Greek letters alpha and beta
e. It comes from a popular soup loved by kids

8. Besides the Greek language, where are Greek letters often used today?
a. Physics
b. Science
c. Mathematics
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. True or False: The Greek language and alphabet is no longer used as the official language of any country.

10. Around what percentage of English words are derived from Greek?
a. 0
b. 10
c. 30
d. 60
e. 90

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Greek Alphabet page at /history/ancient_greece/greek_alphabet.php.

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