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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Epic of Creation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Nergal escapes from the Underworld, what do the gods demand be done to him?
(a) He is to be sent back.
(b) He is to be stripped of his powers.
(c) He is to be tortured for his defiance.
(d) He is to be disfigured.

2. How long do Nergal and Ereshkigal make love?
(a) Five days.
(b) Six days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Four days.

3. Who is one of the creators of Lahmu and Lahamu?
(a) Marduk.
(b) Ea.
(c) Tiamat.
(d) Ellil.

4. Who is Namtar?
(a) Ereshkigal's brother.
(b) Ereshkigal's vizier.
(c) Ereshkigal's judge.
(d) Ereshkigal's lover.

5. How many gods and goddesses comprise the assembly of the gods after Tiamat's death?
(a) Thirty.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Forty.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much of Gilgamesh is considered to be the mortal part?

2. How many names are given to Marduk by Anshar, Lahmu, and Lahamu?

3. How does Ut-napishtium prove to Gilgamesh how many days the latter man slept?

4. What mercy does Ea grant to Gilgamesh in response to the man's prayers?

5. Which goddess creates Enkidu in order to bring down Gilgamesh's arrogance?

(see the answer key)

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