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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Gilgamesh pour meal on the earth?
(a) To appease the gods.
(b) To grow crops.
(c) To protect their feet as they walk.
(d) To feed the birds.

2. What is the adventure the King proposes?
(a) A trip around the world.
(b) Traveling to the underworld.
(c) Killing the monster Humbaba.
(d) Dragon hunting.

3. How do the citizens feel about Enkido's behavior?
(a) Excited.
(b) Angry.
(c) Worried.
(d) Appalled.

4. Who is responsible for molding humans from inanimate clay?
(a) Aruru.
(b) Ishtar.
(c) Anu.
(d) The elders.

5. What does Ninsun do at the temple?
(a) She prays to the god Ishtar.
(b) She prays to the god Aruru.
(c) She prays to the god Anu.
(d) She prays to the god Shamash.

6. What does Gilgamesh know about Harim?
(a) She is Anu's servant.
(b) Her charms will prevail over Enkidu with far more facility than force.
(c) She is in love with Ekidu.
(d) Her loyalties are with Ishtar.

7. Where does the anticipated battle between the King and the savage take place?
(a) At the King's palace.
(b) At the gate into the city.
(c) In the forest.
(d) At the temple.

8. Watching the battle between Humbaba and the two friends, what happens to the goddess Ishtar?
(a) She becomes angry.
(b) She is saddened.
(c) She is moved from enraged to enamored.
(d) She is amused.

9. What is the greatest danger to this city?
(a) The god Anu.
(b) The monster Humbaba.
(c) Floods.
(d) Earthquakes.

10. What does Enkidu do when Gilgamesh gathers to him an arsenal of finely wrought weaponry and lays it before his Enkidu's feet?
(a) He becomes angry.
(b) He laughs at him.
(c) He agrees to take part in the adventure.
(d) He still turns away.

11. How does the goddess Ishtar feel about what has taken place?
(a) She is beside herself with rage.
(b) She is besider herself with anxiety.
(c) She is besider herself with happiness.
(d) She is beside herself with saddness.

12. What must Gilgamesh do for Ishtar?
(a) Visit the underworld.
(b) Kill another monster.
(c) Marry her.
(d) Kill Enkidu.

13. Does Gilgamesh agree to this?
(a) At first.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

14. Upon their arrival, what do they find the citizens doing?
(a) Building the wall around the city.
(b) Already passing among themselves excited stories about Enkidu.
(c) Complaining to the King about Ekidu's behavior.
(d) Going about their usual business.

15. Who robs a young hunter's traps?
(a) Aruru.
(b) Anu.
(c) Enkidu.
(d) Ishtar.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what is this man compared?

2. What does Enkidu resolve to do?

3. In what do Gilgamesh and Enkidu take part?

4. What happens as Harim leads Enkidu into Uruk?

5. How does King Gilgamesh surprise his people, regarding this person?

(see the answer keys)

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