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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. Seeing his bravery and his skill in battle, with whom does Ishtar fall in love?
(a) Anu.
(b) Humbaba.
(c) Gilgamesh.
(d) Enkidu.

2. What is the young priestess's worry?
(a) Enkidu will be treated like a King.
(b) Enkidu will become violent in town.
(c) Enkidu will be treated no better than a captive animal.
(d) Enkidu will betray her.

3. 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 floods the river.
(d) It chases after Gilgamesh.

4. Who does Ishtar gather together?
(a) All the gods from all parts of heaven.
(b) The citizens of Uruk.
(c) The royal family.
(d) Enkidu and Gilgamesh.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ishtar do after watching the two victors for a time as they bathe and rest?

2. What is the result of the King's request to continue building the walls higher and higher?

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

4. How does the wild man find himself when sitting beside the young priestess?

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 does Gilgamesh go to his mother for advice?

2. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?

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

4. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

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

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

7. How does Ishtar threaten Gilgamesh?

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

9. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

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

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