Gilgamesh: Man's First Story Test | Final Test - Hard

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this god ask Gilgamesh?

2. Where do the two decide to rest and sleep?

3. Who blesses Utnapishtim and his wife, making them immortal?

4. What does Sabitu ask the King?

5. What bird is sent out and does not return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Two aspects of the twelfth chapter of Gilgamesh stands out.

Part 1) Describe this chapter. Why does it stand out?

Part 2) What is the purpose for this chapter?

Part 3) What message does this chapter send to the reader?

Essay Topic 2

Gilgamesh becomes impatient waiting for the boatman.

Part 1) Why does he become impatient? What does he do when he becomes impatient?

Part 2) What does this behavior reveal about his character?

Part 3) How does this behavior affect his quest? How might his quest have gone differently if he had behaved differently?

Essay Topic 3

Gilgamesh does not take Shamash's advice when entering the underworld.

Part 1) What is Shamash's advice? Why does Gilgamesh not take his advice?

Part 2) What role does Shamash play in Gilgamesh's decision to not follow the rules of the underworld?

Part 3) How might the end of this story be different if Gilgamesh had followed the rules? What does this say about following rules and doing as one is supposed or expected to do?

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