Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Gilgamesh's world.
2. Who are the main gods Gilgamesh's people possess?
3. Why is there a wall surrounding Uruk?
4. How does this wall affect the people of Uruk?
5. What happens to the hunter? What does he do in reaction to this?
6. What do the hunter and his father find in Uruk?
7. How does the King plan to rid Uruk of Enkidu?
8. How does Enkidu react to the young priestess?
9. Why does Gilgamesh go to his mother for advice?
10. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?
11. What does Ninsun say about this dream?
12. How does Gilgamesh react to his mother's warning?
13. What happens when Harim leads Enkidu into Uruk?
14. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?
15. What takes place when Enkidu comes upon the King?
16. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?
17. What is the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu?
18. What adventure does the King propose? What is Enkidu's reaction?
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