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. What does Enkido do when Gilgamesh attempts to enter?

2. Ninsun blesses her son and Enkidu and asks Enkidu to do what?

3. What ensues between these two men?

4. What does Gilgamesh do when he has a disturbing dream?

5. In what do Gilgamesh and Enkidu take part?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place in Gilgamesh's dream?

2. Describe Gilgamesh's world.

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

4. How does Gilgamesh respond to this dream? What happens to Enkidu?

5. How are Gilgamesh and Urshanabi greeted in Uruk?

6. What does the King do when he sees Uruk?

7. How does Utnapishtim's wife describe Gilgamesh?

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

9. What happens to the hunter? What does he do in reaction to this?

10. What is the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gilgamesh and the boatman are given directions for how to find a magic weed.

Part 1) Describe this magic weed. Why does Utnapishtim tell Gilgamesh about this weed?

Part 2) How does this weed affect Gilgamesh and the boatman? What is the purpose of them finding this precious plant?

Part 3) Does this weed help these two men in their travels? Explain.

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

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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