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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. Of what does Utnapishtim tell Gilgamesh?
(a) A magic weed that grows at the bottom of the Bitter River.
(b) A magic bush that grows on a cliff.
(c) A magic tree that grows on the banks of the Bitter River.
(d) A magic flower that grows in a nearby field.

2. What does Utnapishtim demand to know about the stranger?
(a) His identity and how he came to be there.
(b) If he is a King.
(c) Why he does not go home.
(d) If he is intelligent.

3. What does the wife of Utnapishtim urge her husband to give Gilgamesh?
(a) A hug.
(b) A chance to find Enkidu.
(c) Immortality.
(d) Something that will allow him to return to Uruk honorably.

4. What does Utnapishtim promise to do to the boatman?
(a) Treat him the way he has always treated him.
(b) Punish him who aided Gilgamesh on his journey.
(c) Reward him for aiding Gilgamesh on his journey.
(d) Ignore him.

5. What prevents Gilgamesh from doing any further damage?
(a) Lightning strikes the boat and destroys it.
(b) He collapses.
(c) The boatman demands to know who dares to damage the boat of Utnapishtim.
(d) A god calls his name.

Short Answer Questions

1. Is man meant to be immortal?

2. What does Gilgamesh beg Enkidu to do?

3. Of what does Chapter Nine mark the beginning?

4. How many straight poles must Gilgamesh cut down?

5. What does Utnapishtim think about Gilgamesh's appearance?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Utnapishtim respond to Gilgamesh's quest?

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

3. What option does Urshanabi offer Gilgamesh?

4. What must Gilgamesh do to reach Utnapishtim?

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

6. How does Utnapishtim's wife describe Gilgamesh?

7. What does the King do when he sees Uruk?

8. What takes place in Enkidu's dream?

9. After Gilgamesh tells his story, how does Utnapishtim respond?

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

(see the answer keys)

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