The Epic of Gilgamesh Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Tablet 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In Gilgamesh's second dream what does he see?
(a) A burning bush
(b) A lion
(c) An axe
(d) An angel

4. What is a recension?
(a) A time when water recedes after a flood
(b) A time of economic depression
(c) A revision of a text
(d) A period of extreme famine

5. What does Gilgamesh want to do in the Cedar Forest?
(a) To meet the shepherds
(b) Cut down all the trees
(c) Learn to live with the animals like Enkidu
(d) Go hunting

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Enkidu feel about the journey into the forest?

2. How many dreams does Gilgamesh have on the journey to the forest?

3. Where is Enkidu raised?

4. What things do the shepherds teach Enkidu?

5. What is stilled into silence when the men behold the forest?

(see the answer key)

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