Answer Key for the questions in Greek: An Intensive Course (2nd rev. ed.) by Hardy Hansen and Gerald Quinn. If anyone spots what they think is a mistake in an answer, please leave a comment on the appropriate page. Thanks.

If anyone desires to compensate me for my efforts then please feel free to gift me a book from this Amazon Kindle wishlist.

I plan on providing the answers to both the ‘Drill’ and ‘Exercise’ questions. I have provided the answers to the Drill questions for the first four units so far. After I have completed the answers to the Exercise questions for all units, I plan on finishing off the Drill questions. I hope to finish this project in 2014-15.

Update: I’ve completed all of the Exercise questions and just need to find some time to put them up here. Once I’ve done that, I’ll go back through and finish the Drill questions.

20 responses

  1. I’m a 34-year-old husband, father, and lawyer who decided to learn ancient Greek through the Hansen book. Thank you for taking the time to post your answers! They really help me figure out whether I’m translating the exercises correctly. Sincerely, brandon hale

  2. May your hands be strengthened and your soul encouraged, in
    your endeavour to provide answers for the exercises in Hansen and
    Quinn. It would be a help for those who are studying Greek on their
    own. I have been thinking on either the Hansen and Quinn book and
    the Luschnig book. I am thinking to work through both. I like the
    Hansen and Quinn book, which I have. I also like what I have seen
    of the Luschnig book, it has many details about Greek that are
    quite interesting.

  3. This site is perfect! I also use this book, and I want to check/proof my work, for Chapters 5, 6, 7, etc… Can someone continue to post the remaining chapters?

  4. Great work! I hope you keep it going. I want to use this text after I’m finished with Pharr. A key would be brilliant.

  5. Missing your online guidance in Unit 5!!! I’m at a loss for what’s going on in drill 3, number 19, for instance. Hope you have time to post the drills someday!

    • Teachers can come up with their own questions to ask their students if they so desire.

      This answer key is for the autodidact who is trudging through this book on their own without a teacher.

      • to hell with you—you think there’s a reason the authors and the press didn’t supply answers? you think they are going to type out their own questions in Greek? loser.

    • I am just finishing up my first semester of graduate work towards an MA in ancient Greek and Roman studies. This Web site helped me get through the first eight chapters of Hansen & Quinn over a six week period of 10-hour study sessions seven days a week last summer. As a result, I was able to skip the beginning Greek course and go straight into Continuing, where (if I don’t flub the final next week!) I’ll probably make an A-/B+. Cheaters will always find ways to cheat, but this site won’t help them on quizzes and exams, especially if their teachers make up the assessment questions. More important, motivated students serious about learning on their own will gain so much by having this Web site as a guide! I say, THANKS, DIGLOTTING!!!

    • In response to Shamer’s comment: to make a buck, Hansen and Quinn decided to sell their book to the public. I bought mine on Now that it’s in the marketplace, folks are well within their legal and moral rights to publish their answers to their hearts’ content. If H and Q want secrecy, they can pass out practice questions to enrolled students in class.

  6. I am so grateful for your dedication. I will definitely gift you, and strongly encourage others who are using the answers to consider doing the same, even a small gift — whatever is reasonable. I think a lot of us would pay a fair price at a bookstore for such a key.

  7. Thank you for kindly providing the much needed information. Anyone attempting Greek without checking their answers is setting themselves up for very bad habits.

  8. Thanks for creating these answer keys, sent you a book as a (first) thank-you. I’m just starting the book. A couple of questions if you don’t mind: (1) What font/typeset did you use to create the Greek characters in PDF? They are much nicer than the standard font available on my Mac. (2) Unit 1, Section 1, Question 17, the plural given as the answer appears to be the dative, not the accusative (?). I’ve just started so I could easily be wrong about this.

    • Yes, it should be λόγους (thanks). For the Greek font I think I just used the Greek alphabet available in “Character Map” in the Times New Roman font.

  9. Thank you so much for this helpful information. I was really disappointed the book didn’t come with an answer key.

  10. Just wanted to thank you for all the help thus far!!! This has been a huge help as a study aid for my classes. Now that my class is past chapter 10 I don’t know what I’ll do without your good insight! I’ve always used answer keys as study aids

  11. Thanks you so much for working on this! Do you know of any sources to check my work on units 10-20 (including the multiple “Review” segments)?

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