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

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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Final Test - Hard

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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The behavior of these gods is often cruel and unpredictable.

Part ) How is their behavior cruel and unpredictable? Are you surprised by this behavior? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does this behavior compare to the behavior of humans? How does the behavior of both the gods and humans compare to your opinion about typical god-like or human behavior?

Part 3) How does the behavior of the gods affect both other gods and humans?

Part 4) How does the behavior of these gods reflect the beliefs of the people during which this story was created?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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