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 the boatman tell Gilgamesh?

2. How does the scorpion man's wife reply?

3. How long does Gilgamesh wait for Urshanabi to arrive?

4. Of what does Utnapishtim tell Gilgamesh?

5. What does Sabitu say about what the King attempts?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Both Gilgamesh and Enkidu are capable of beastial and compassionate behavior.

Part 1) Describe how they are both capable of beastial and compassionate behavior?

Part 2) How are they capable of such contrasting behaviors? What does this reveal about the characters?

Part 3) How does this behavior bring the two characters closer together, as well as engage the audience in this story?

Part 4) How does this behavior reflect human behavior?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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