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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 happens at that moment?
(a) He falls asleep.
(b) He awakes.
(c) He dies.
(d) He calls for his mother.

2. To what is this man compared?
(a) An enemy.
(b) A neighbor.
(c) A brother.
(d) A father.

3. What does Ninsun ask her son to do?
(a) Leave her alone.
(b) Describe the dream.
(c) Relax.
(d) Look for Enkidu.

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

5. Why does the young priestess do this?
(a) In order that she might adorn herself for the upcoming ceremony.
(b) In order that he might meet Ishtar.
(c) In order that Ishtar find favor in him.
(d) In order to be away from him.

Short Answer Questions

1. With the mothers robbed of their sons and the young girls of their lovers, what do the city elders decide to do?

2. Who does Ishtar gather together?

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

4. As he nears the Temple of Ishtar, what happens beside him?

5. Who is responsible for molding humans from inanimate clay?

Short Essay Questions

1. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

2. How does the King respond when the elders try to intervene?

3. Of what does Gilgamesh remind Ishtar? How does she react?

4. Why does Ishtar gather together all the gods?

5. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

6. Why is there a wall surrounding Uruk?

7. What happens when Harim leads Enkidu into Uruk?

8. Who are the main gods Gilgamesh's people possess?

9. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

10. How does Enkidu react to the young priestess?

(see the answer keys)

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