Gilgamesh: Man's First Story Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gilgamesh assure Enkidu?
(a) If he leaves Uruk, Gilgamesh will surely die.
(b) If he goes back to the forest, Gilgamesh will send Harim with him.
(c) If he goes to the underworld, he goes alone.
(d) If he goes to the underworld, Gilgamesh will wait at the gate until they let Enkidu out again.

2. What does this god ask Gilgamesh?
(a) Why he has not found Enkidu.
(b) Where he has been.
(c) Why he does not turn back.
(d) How he came to be here in the garden, so gaunt and disheveled.

3. What does Utnapishtim promise to do to the boatman?
(a) Punish him who aided Gilgamesh on his journey.
(b) Treat him the way he has always treated him.
(c) Reward him for aiding Gilgamesh on his journey.
(d) Ignore him.

4. What happens to Gilgamesh, after reaching the plant?
(a) The animals chase him into the forest.
(b) The night sends him into a cave.
(c) The cliff shakes him off the edge.
(d) The water spits him onto the opposing shore.

5. What does Gilgamesh spot?
(a) The cliff off which he must jump.
(b) The mountain he must climb.
(c) The boat that is to carry him across.
(d) The island with the man in a hammock.

6. Immediately following the slaying of the creature, what happens to Enkidu?
(a) He becomes fearful of the gods.
(b) He leaves Uruk.
(c) He begins having dreams full of ominous portents.
(d) He dies.

7. Why does Gilgamesh lament to Utnapishtim?
(a) He realizes that his quest will be much longer than expected.
(b) He realizes he can become immortal.
(c) He realizes that his quest is, indeed, hopeless.
(d) He realizes that Utnapishtim wants nothing to do with him.

8. Why does the dove that is released return?
(a) It has been told to return.
(b) Having found no place to land.
(c) It misses the creatures on the ark.
(d) It is afraid to go to land.

9. Where do the two decide to rest and sleep?
(a) At a spot with a fresh spring.
(b) By the river.
(c) On the edge of the cliff.
(d) In a cave.

10. How does the wife of Utnapishtim describe Gilgamesh?
(a) A filthy mess.
(b) As an odd looking man.
(c) As a young man, thin and haggered, but otherwise like to she and her husband.
(d) A stranger.

11. What does Utnapishtim begin at the beginning of this chapter?
(a) The story of how he met Gilgamesh's mother.
(b) The story of how he gained his immortality.
(c) The story of how he became friends with the gods.
(d) The story of how he came to live by the Bitter River.

12. Who blesses Utnapishtim and his wife, making them immortal?
(a) Enlil.
(b) Anu.
(c) Aruru.
(d) Ishtar.

13. At first, how does the wine maiden Sabitu feel about Gilgamesh?
(a) She is frightened.
(b) She is surprised.
(c) She is excited.
(d) She is angry.

14. What happens when both Gilgamesh and Urshanabi take a morsel of the plant?
(a) They suddenly feel all heaviness drop from their limbs.
(b) They become violently ill.
(c) They are happier than they ever imagined they could be.
(d) They become immortal.

15. What does this plant do?
(a) It will renew youth, if eaten.
(b) It will create endless happiness, if smelled.
(c) It will kill one, if eaten.
(d) It will make one immortal, if touched.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the scorpion-man describe to Gilgamesh?

2. What does Gilgamesh wonder about Utnapishtim?

3. What does Gilgamesh reason?

4. When the water recedes on what is Utnapishtim's construction caught?

5. How many straight poles must Gilgamesh cut down?

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