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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the young priestess's worry?
(a) Enkidu will be treated no better than a captive animal.
(b) Enkidu will become violent in town.
(c) Enkidu will betray her.
(d) Enkidu will be treated like a King.

2. Finally, what do the city elders attempt to do?
(a) Intervene.
(b) Ignore the two men.
(c) Find a new King.
(d) Prepare the King for his departure.

3. By whom is Gilgamesh welcomed?
(a) Ishtar.
(b) Anu.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

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

5. Does Anu agree to Ishtar's request?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Not initially.
(d) Yes, at first.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ensues between these two men?

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

3. In his dream, what is Gilgamesh doing?

4. Does Enkidu agree to take part in this adventure?

5. The slightest touch of what waters causes immediate death?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place when Enkidu comes upon the King?

2. Why does Gilgamesh go to his mother for advice?

3. What adventure does the King propose? What is Enkidu's reaction?

4. How does Ishtar react to the battle between Humbaba and the two friends?

5. What is the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu?

6. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?

7. What happens to the hunter? What does he do in reaction to this?

8. How are the heroes greeted by the citizens of Uruk?

9. How do the citizens, Enkidu, and Gilgamesh fight the bull?

10. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

(see the answer keys)

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