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

2. The elders tell Gilgamesh that he is young and __________ has carried him away in proposing to battle Humbaba.
(a) His pride
(b) His heart
(c) His fear
(d) Enkidu's friendship

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

4. What does Ishtar turn the gardener into?
(a) A tree
(b) A mole
(c) A thorn brush
(d) A rose bush

5. Gilgamesh is now afraid of what?
(a) Death
(b) The forest
(c) Wild animals
(d) The desert

Short Answer Questions

1. When Gilgamesh spurns Ishtar, from whom does the goddess ask for help?

2. What does Ishtar say Gilgamesh's goats shall bear?

3. What happens to those who go to the cedar forest?

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

5. Who is Sin?

(see the answer key)

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