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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. Why does Gilgamesh believe he is invincible?
(a) He is very smart.
(b) He is two parts god and only one part man.
(c) He is very strong.
(d) He is a god.

2. Why do the elders suggest that a man be created?
(a) To be Gilgamesh's companion.
(b) To scare Gilgamesh.
(c) To destroy Gilgamesh.
(d) To be Gilgamesh's brother.

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

4. What does Enkidu do when Gilgamesh gathers to him an arsenal of finely wrought weaponry and lays it before his Enkidu's feet?
(a) He laughs at him.
(b) He becomes angry.
(c) He still turns away.
(d) He agrees to take part in the adventure.

5. What does Gilgamesh do to the beast?
(a) He breaks its wings.
(b) He chops off its head.
(c) He forgives it.
(d) He throws a spear straight into its throat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Does Anu agree to Ishtar's request?

2. Over whom does Anu hesitate to take the side of the common people?

3. Who does Ishtar gather together?

4. Does Gilgamesh agree to this?

5. What happens as Harim leads Enkidu into Uruk?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the crow sent out? Why does it not return?

2. What does Utnapishtim tell Gilgamesh that would allow him to return to Uruk honorably?

3. How does Ishtar threaten her father?

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

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

6. What does Utnapishtim begin?

7. What does Gilgamesh do when he realizes his quest is hopeless? How does Utnapishtim respond?

8. What does Sabitu explain to Gilgamesh that he will find on the shore?

9. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

10. What does Utnapishtim agree to tell Gilgamesh?

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