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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 Chapter Nine mark the beginning?
(a) The third episode of the epic of Enkidu.
(b) The third episode of the epic of Gilgamesh.
(c) The second episode of the epic of Enkidu.
(d) The second episode of the epic of Gilgamesh.

2. What does Gilgamesh wonder about Utnapishtim?
(a) Why he lives by the Bitter River.
(b) Why he left Gilgamesh's mother.
(c) How did he come to be immortal.
(d) If he is immortal.

3. Looking up at the towering peaks, what does Gilgamesh wonder?
(a) If he has truly reached the mountains, whose peaks touch the heavens, and whose foundations reach into the bowels of the earth.
(b) Where Enkidu.
(c) If the gods live on the tops of the peaks.
(d) How he will make it to the top.

4. What does Gilgamesh spot?
(a) The mountain he must climb.
(b) The island with the man in a hammock.
(c) The cliff off which he must jump.
(d) The boat that is to carry him across.

5. Can one become immortal by feats of daring alone?
(a) Sometimes.
(b) No.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Yes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Immediately following the slaying of the creature, what happens to Enkidu?

2. How many straight poles must Gilgamesh cut down?

3. Why does she feel this way about Gilgamesh?

4. What happens after eleven days and nights of this leg of Gilgamesh's journey?

5. What does the wife of Utnapishtim urge her husband to give Gilgamesh?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gilgamesh lose the magic weed?

2. What must Gilgamesh do to reach Utnapishtim?

3. What does the boatman say to Gilgamesh, regarding his quest?

4. How does Gilgamesh arrive at the short of the Bitter River?

5. Of what does Sabitu remind Gilgamesh?

6. How does Sabitu react after Gilgamesh tells his story?

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

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

9. What does Utnapishtim agree to tell Gilgamesh?

10. What does the scorpion-man urge Gilgamesh to do? How does Gilgamesh respond?

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