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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Utnapishtim demand to know about the stranger?
2. What happens as Gilgamesh bathes?
3. What does Gilgamesh wonder about Utnapishtim?
4. What does Gilgamesh do when he notices this?
5. What does the scorpion-man describe to Gilgamesh?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Immortality must be given by the gods.
Part 1) How do you know this? Why must it be given by the gods?
Part 2) What does this mean for Gilgamesh? Does he have a chance at immortality? Why or why not?
Part 3) What does this revelation mean for the people of the society from which this story comes?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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