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

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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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

The behavior of these gods is often cruel and unpredictable.

Part ) How is their behavior cruel and unpredictable? Are you surprised by this behavior? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does this behavior compare to the behavior of humans? How does the behavior of both the gods and humans compare to your opinion about typical god-like or human behavior?

Part 3) How does the behavior of the gods affect both other gods and humans?

Part 4) How does the behavior of these gods reflect the beliefs of the people during which this story was created?

Essay Topic 2

There are many similarities and differences between Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

Part 1) How are they similar? How are they different?

Part 2) To what do these similarities and differences lead?

Part 3) How does this relationship guide the plot of the story?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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