Gilgamesh: Man's First Story Test | Final 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 happens to Enkidu?

2. For whom does Utnapishtim prepare a feast?

3. For how long does Enkidu sleep?

4. What does Utnapishtim think about Gilgamesh's appearance?

5. After Gilgamesh tells his story, how does Utnapishtim answer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Enkidu curse?

2. What does the boatman say to Gilgamesh, regarding his quest?

3. What option does Urshanabi offer Gilgamesh?

4. What does the scorpion-man urge Gilgamesh to do? How does Gilgamesh respond?

5. Why is the crow sent out? Why does it not return?

6. How long does the storm last? What happens when the water begins to recede?

7. How does Sabitu react after Gilgamesh tells his story?

8. What does Sabitu explain to Gilgamesh that he will find on the shore?

9. What does Utnapishtim begin?

10. Of what does Sabitu remind Gilgamesh?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The loss of the magic weed is significant.

Part 1) How does he lose it? What does his behavior regarding his care of the weed reveal about his character?

Part 2) What does this loss foreshadow?

Part 3) What does this loss mean to humanity, specifically this culture?

Essay Topic 2

The goddess Ishtar is initially enraged by the battle between Humbaba and the two men.

Part 1) Why is she enraged by the battle? How is her opinion changed?

Part 2) How does this change in her attitude reflect her personality?

Part 3) How does this change in her behavior affect the two men and the plot? How might the story have been different if her attitude regarding Gilgamesh had not changed?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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