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

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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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. When Harim enters the forest, by what is she charmed?

2. What is a city of fine houses, magnificent temples, marketplaces, and groves of trees?

3. In his dream, what is Gilgamesh doing?

4. What does Ninsun possess?

5. What is the young priestess's worry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Enkidu begins to overcome Gilgamesh?

2. How does the King respond when the elders try to intervene?

3. How does Enkidu react to the young priestess?

4. Who are the main gods Gilgamesh's people possess?

5. How does this wall affect the people of Uruk?

6. How does Ishtar react to the battle between Humbaba and the two friends?

7. How does Ishtar threaten Gilgamesh?

8. How are the heroes greeted by the citizens of Uruk?

9. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?

10. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The gods create Enkidu to kill Gilgamesh.

Part 1) Why do they want Enkidu to kill Gilgamesh? Could Gilgamesh be controlled without killing him? Why or why not?

Part 2) Is Enkidu able to follow the directions of the elders? Why or why not?

Part 3) What is ironic about the fact that Enkidu was created to kill Gilgamesh?

Essay Topic 3

Enkidu agrees to do as the elders request, regarding Gilgamesh.

Part 1) What do they request? Why do they request this?

Part 2) Why does Enkidu agree to this request? What does this reveal about his character?

Part 3) How is this decision by Enkidu significant to the characters and the plot?

Part 4) What message does Enkidu's decision send to the reader?

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