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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. How does the young girl feel when she sees the man?
(a) She is excited.
(b) She is unsure.
(c) She is terrified.
(d) She is irritated.

2. Ninsun blesses her son and Enkidu and asks Enkidu to do what?
(a) Allow Gilgamesh his freedom.
(b) Protect himself.
(c) Protect Gilgamesh.
(d) Kill Gilgamesh.

3. With the mothers robbed of their sons and the young girls of their lovers, what do the city elders decide to do?
(a) Complain to Anu.
(b) Complain to the King.
(c) Complain to the gods.
(d) Complain to the other citizens.

4. What do singers do?
(a) They make up songs about the adventure.
(b) They make up songs about Enkidu.
(c) They perform the King's favorite show.
(d) They sing the King's favorite songs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Enkidu enchanted by the young girl?

2. What do Gilgamesh and Enkidu do when Ishtar calls the gods to battle against them?

3. In three days, what have Gilgamesh and Enkidu done?

4. What happens at that moment?

5. For how long do the two companions grapple with the beast?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

4. What happens when Harim leads Enkidu into Uruk?

5. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

6. How is Enkidu convinced to join the King on his adventure?

7. Why is there a wall surrounding Uruk?

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

9. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

10. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?

(see the answer keys)

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