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

2. How does King Gilgamesh surprise his people, regarding this person?
(a) He does not want to fight Anu alone.
(b) He does not offer to fight Enkidu himself.
(c) He plans to fight Aruru.
(d) He will marry Ishtar.

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

4. In three days, what have Gilgamesh and Enkidu done?
(a) They have returned to the forest.
(b) They have reached the massive cedar gate that leads the way to Humbaba.
(c) They have completed the wall.
(d) They ahve enjoyed days of festivities.

5. What is the greatest danger to this city?
(a) The god Anu.
(b) Earthquakes.
(c) Floods.
(d) The monster Humbaba.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the goddess Ishtar feel about what has taken place?

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

3. What do singers do?

4. What does Ishtar threaten to do If her father does not create the creature she requests?

5. Watching the battle between Humbaba and the two friends, what happens to the goddess Ishtar?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu?

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

4. How does the King plan to rid Uruk of Enkidu?

5. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

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

7. How does Gilgamesh react to his mother's warning?

8. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

9. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?

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

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