Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Enkidu go to a celebration in Uruk?
2. This person is created to keep Gilgamesh occupied.
3. How does Enkidu feel about the journey into the forest?
4. What falls to the earth in Gilgamesh's dream?
5. What do the axe and meteorite signify in relationship to Enkidu?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Utnapishtim wakes Gilgamesh after seven days what does he tell him to do? Where does Urshanabi take Gilgamesh?
2. Discuss why Gilgamesh has such a difficult time dealing with Enkidu's death.
3. Discuss Enkidu's interpretations of Gilgamesh's dreams.
4. Describe the only available way to cross to Utnapishtim.
5. How does the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu continue to grow on their journey?
6. What two things does Gilgamesh dream about and what does his mother say they mean?
7. Describe the items Isthar promises Gilgamesh if he will become her husband.
8. Why is Enkidu able to admit his fears openly while Gilgamesh cannot?
9. Describe Gilgamesh's answer to Siduri about why his appearance is so rough.
10. Describe Enkidu and Gilgamesh's relationship.
Repetition of words, phrases, or even scenes is common in the Epic. In Tablet 9 when Gilgamesh is traveling through the the mountain pass at Mashu the lines are repeated telling how many double hours Gilgamesh journeys, that the darkness is dense and that he cannot see in front of or behind him. Discuss the effect the repetition has on this scene.
Gilgamesh begins lamenting for Enkidu at the earliest glimmer of morning light. When he walks the mountain paths he is in complete darkness but emerges into the radiant light of a garden. The emergence of a man from darkness into first light can be compared to rebirth and renewal. Consider these ideas and images while discussing Gilgamesh's grief process and Enkidu's burial.
In Tablet 2, the author notes that Enkidu listened to the courtesan's advice and took the words of a woman to heart. There is an ominous connotation to these lines. A man who took the words of a woman seriously was not viewed as intelligent. Discuss the implications for Enkidu's life since he is now listening to the courtesan's advice on how to live his life. Relate your discussion to Enkidu's later illness and the curse, followed by the blessing, he calls down upon the courtesan.
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