Gilgamesh: Man's First Story Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Enkidu do when Gilgamesh gathers to him an arsenal of finely wrought weaponry and lays it before his Enkidu's feet?

2. What is done with the carcass of the beast?

3. What does Ninsun do at the temple?

4. What is done with the entrails?

5. How does the young girl feel when she sees the man?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the citizens, Enkidu, and Gilgamesh fight the bull?

3. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

4. What does Ea give Utnapishtim? Why?

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

6. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

7. What steps must Gilgamesh undertake before he can enter the underworld?

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

9. What eclipses Enkidu entrance into the city?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Immortality must be given by the gods.

Part 1) How do you know this? Why must it be given by the gods?

Part 2) What does this mean for Gilgamesh? Does he have a chance at immortality? Why or why not?

Part 3) What does this revelation mean for the people of the society from which this story comes?

Essay Topic 2

Gilgamesh is the main character in the story.

Part 1) Describe Gilgamesh. How do you know he is the main character?

Part 2) How do you know he is a catalyst?

Part 3) How does the creation of Enkidu help the reader gain more knowledge about Gilgamesh?

Essay Topic 3

The goddess Ishtar is initially enraged by the battle between Humbaba and the two men.

Part 1) Why is she enraged by the battle? How is her opinion changed?

Part 2) How does this change in her attitude reflect her personality?

Part 3) How does this change in her behavior affect the two men and the plot? How might the story have been different if her attitude regarding Gilgamesh had not changed?

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