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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 does Sabitu say about what the King attempts?
2. What does Utnapishtim agree to do?
3. What does Sabitu ask the King?
4. What happens after eleven days and nights of this leg of Gilgamesh's journey?
5. What do most of the gods want?
Short Essay Questions
1. How long does the storm last? What happens when the water begins to recede?
2. How does Utnapishtim's wife describe Gilgamesh?
3. What does Ea give Utnapishtim? Why?
4. What happens after the slaying of the Bull of Heaven?
5. What does the scorpion-man urge Gilgamesh to do? How does Gilgamesh respond?
6. How does Utnapishtim respond to Gilgamesh's quest?
7. What must Gilgamesh do to reach Utnapishtim?
8. How does Gilgamesh respond to this dream? What happens to Enkidu?
9. How does Sabitu react after Gilgamesh tells his story?
10. What does Utnapishtim begin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Immortality must be given by the gods.
Part 1) How do you know this? Why must it be given by the gods?
Part 2) What does this mean for Gilgamesh? Does he have a chance at immortality? Why or why not?
Part 3) What does this revelation mean for the people of the society from which this story comes?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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