The Epic of Gilgamesh Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Tablet 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who notices Gilgamesh's beauty after he has cleaned himself?
(a) Ishtar
(b) Humbaba
(c) Enkidu
(d) Shamash

2. Who do the elders send to protect Gilgamesh?
(a) Twenty men from Uruk
(b) The Shepherds
(c) Enkidu and Gilgamesh's mother
(d) Enkidu

3. How does Gilgamesh know something is wrong with Enkidu?
(a) Enkidu tells Shamash
(b) Gilgamesh sees Enkidu pounding a wall
(c) Enkidu cries
(d) Ninsun has a dream about Enkidu

4. What does Gilgamesh see when he steps into the light?
(a) Enkidu
(b) The underworld
(c) A beautiful garden
(d) The top of the mountain

5. Who do the elders counsel Gilgamesh to let lead the way?
(a) The shepherds
(b) Enkidu
(c) The animals
(d) The gods

Short Answer Questions

1. How many pits did Ishtar dig for the lion?

2. What is the name of the barmaid who dwells by the sea?

3. Who is Sin?

4. What is the chariot made of that Ishtar promises Gilgamesh?

5. How many double hours does Gilgamesh travel before finding light?

(see the answer key)

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