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 do most of the gods want?

2. What prevents Gilgamesh from doing any further damage?

3. Where are Ishtar and her priestesses in Enkidu's dream?

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

5. Why does the dove that is released return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Enkidu agrees to do as the elders request, regarding Gilgamesh.

Part 1) What do they request? Why do they request this?

Part 2) Why does Enkidu agree to this request? What does this reveal about his character?

Part 3) How is this decision by Enkidu significant to the characters and the plot?

Part 4) What message does Enkidu's decision send to the reader?

Essay Topic 2

Gilgamesh is the main character in the story.

Part 1) Describe Gilgamesh. How do you know he is the main character?

Part 2) How do you know he is a catalyst?

Part 3) How does the creation of Enkidu help the reader gain more knowledge about Gilgamesh?

Essay Topic 3

The story of Gilgamesh begins with an account of the geography of his world.

Part 1) Describe Gilgamesh's world. What is the purpose of this description? How can the reader relate to this world?

Part 2) How does this world enhance the story of Gilgamesh?

Part 3) How does this world influence what takes place in this story?

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