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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ishtar say Gilgamesh's goats shall bear?
(a) Many offspring
(b) Triplets
(c) Horns of gold
(d) Twins

2. Which four gods argue over Gilgamesh and Enkidu?
(a) Shamash, Anu, Eamon, Ninsun
(b) Ea, Shamash, Enlil, Ninsun
(c) Ea, Anu, Enlil and Shamash
(d) Ishtar, Anu, Anil, Shamash

3. Who arises to rob Gilgamesh in Line 7 of Column 2?
(a) Shamash
(b) An evil foe
(c) The people of Uruk
(d) Urshanabi

4. To whom does Gilgamesh address his lamentions?
(a) Enlil
(b) Shamash
(c) The elders
(d) Ninsun

5. Enlil decrees that which man shall die?
(a) Enkidu
(b) The Shepherd
(c) Ninsun
(d) Gilgamesh

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

7. What does the mountain watch over?
(a) The tides of the sea
(b) The rising and setting of the moon
(c) The people of Uruk
(d) The rising and setting of the sun

8. What is the name of the barmaid who dwells by the sea?
(a) Siduri
(b) Sidartha
(c) Suri
(d) Suriana

9. Where is Gilgamesh speedily going?
(a) Utnapishtim
(b) Ubara-Tutu
(c) Urukali
(d) Shamash

10. To what does Gilgamesh compare Enkidu?
(a) A great bear
(b) Himself
(c) One of the gods
(d) Weapons that are always by his side

11. What word does Gilgamesh use to refer to Enkidu's death in line 13 of Column 2?
(a) Adventure
(b) Sleep
(c) Sickness
(d) Worry

12. What are the names of the two kings Enkidu identifies in the underworld?
(a) Sumuqan and Thorazi
(b) Etana and Enlil
(c) Etana and Sumuqan
(d) Ninsun and Sumuqan

13. Who does Siduri think Gilgamesh is when she sees him?
(a) A god
(b) A criminal
(c) A demon
(d) Gilgamesh

14. Who is Utnapishtim?
(a) The goddess of the sea
(b) The god of the underworld
(c) The god of the moon
(d) The Babylonian Noah

15. Irkalla is the queen of what?
(a) The sea
(b) The underworld
(c) The forest
(d) The heavens

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gilgamesh cry?

2. How will Gilgamesh dress after Enkidu's burial?

3. How does Gilgamesh check to see if Enkidu is still alive?

4. What animal did Enkidu chase on the steppe?

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

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