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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 do scribes do?
(a) They engrave the stories onto stone or press the letters into wet clay.
(b) They tell the stories of the King and Enkidu on the walls of a tomb.
(c) They write stories of the men's adventures on papyrus.
(d) They teach Enkidu how to write.

2. What do the elders request of Enkidu?
(a) He must leave the city.
(b) He must talk to the gods.
(c) He must accompany Gilgamesh.
(d) He must stop Gilgamesh.

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

4. How does the man respond to the girl?
(a) He waves to her.
(b) He gives her a confused stare.
(c) He leaves.
(d) He says hello in return.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is done with the carcass of the beast?

2. What is the adventure the King proposes?

3. Does Gilgamesh agree to this?

4. Finally, what do the city elders attempt to do?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

3. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

4. What is the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu?

5. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

6. How does this wall affect the people of Uruk?

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

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

9. How does Enkidu react to the young priestess?

10. How does Enlil react to Shamash's pity for mankind?

(see the answer keys)

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