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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 does Enkidu, along with three hundred armed warriors, do?
(a) He protects the creature.
(b) He comes out to meet the beast.
(c) He chases the creature from the city.
(d) He begs for Gilgamesh's help in killing the beast.

2. According to Ishtar's wishes, what does the creature do?
(a) It blocks the sun from reaching the earth.
(b) It cuts a swathe of death and destruction through the streets of Uruk.
(c) It chases after Gilgamesh.
(d) It floods the river.

3. Into what does Enkidu eventually force Gilgamesh?
(a) A position of vulnerability.
(b) A puddle of mud.
(c) A closet.
(d) A room.

4. How does the story of Gilgamesh begin?
(a) With an account of the geography of his world.
(b) With the story of Gilgamesh's birth.
(c) With an account of how Gilgamesh becomes King.
(d) With the story of how Gilgamesh gained immortality.

5. What does the King attempt to do to the savage?
(a) Push him aside.
(b) Ignore him.
(c) Hug him.
(d) Kill him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a city of fine houses, magnificent temples, marketplaces, and groves of trees?

2. At the Temple of Ishtar, the citizens of Uruk will finally do what?

3. To what is this man compared?

4. What do Gilgamesh and Enkidu grow to be?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is there a wall surrounding Uruk?

2. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

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

4. What do the hunter and his father find in Uruk?

5. Why does Ishtar gather together all the gods?

6. How does Ishtar threaten Gilgamesh?

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

8. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

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

10. How does Enkidu react to the young priestess?

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