Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Two aspects of the twelfth chapter of Gilgamesh stands out.
Part 1) Describe this chapter. Why does it stand out?
Part 2) What is the purpose for this chapter?
Part 3) What message does this chapter send to the reader?
Gilgamesh is adamant about finding Enkidu.
Part 1) Why is he so adamant?
Part 2) What does this strong desire to find Enkidu reveal about Gilgamesh's character?
Part 3) Why does he give up his life to be with Enkidu? Would you give your life up for someone else? Why or why not?
Part 4) Should Gilgamesh have chosen to die? Explain.
Chapter 9 begins the second episode of the epic of Gilgamesh.
Part 1) Describe this second episode. What is the purpose of this episode?
Part 2) How does this second episode reveal more of Gilgamesh's character?
Part 3) How is your opinion of Gilgamesh changed during this episode?
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