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

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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

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 2

Enkidu dies.

Part 1) Why does he die? How does he die? How was his death foreshadowed?

Part 2) How does his death affect Enkidu? How important is his death regarding Gilgamesh's life?

Part 3) How does his death affect others, besides Gilgamesh? What is the purpose of his death?

Essay Topic 3

Gilgamesh's immortality is not meant to be.

Part 1) Why is it not meant to be? At what point in the story did you realize he would not gain immortality?

Part 2) How does his mortality affect those around him? How does he feel about his own mortality? Why does he feel this way?

Part 3) After reading this story, what are your thoughts on immortality? Does immortality make life better? Explain.

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