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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From what does Marduk create the world?
(a) Tiamat's crown.
(b) Apsu's rown.
(c) Apsu's remains.
(d) Tiamat's remains.

2. In the Epic of Creation, what god is killed in order to make man?
(a) Marduk.
(b) Qingu.
(c) Apsu.
(d) Tiamat.

3. What gesture does Ninsun extend before Gilgamesh and Enkidu go to stop Humbaba?
(a) She adopts Enkidu as another son.
(b) She blesses Enkidu.
(c) She disowns Gilgamesh so that he will carry no guilt of abandonment with him on his journey.
(d) She asks Gilgamesh and Enkidu to pray with her.

4. Who creates an army of vicious, terrible warriors in the Epic of Creation?
(a) Tiamat.
(b) Mother Hubur.
(c) Marduk.
(d) Mother Anza.

5. How does Shamash help Gilgamesh in his battle against Humbaba?
(a) Shamash convinces Humbaba that using weapons will be dishonorable to the gods.
(b) Shamash calls down the thirteen winds.
(c) Shamash subdues Humbaba.
(d) Shamash tricks Humbaba into looking the wrong way.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ereshkigal keep Nergal from killing her in the Amarna version?

2. What name does Marduk give to the area in front of Esharra?

3. In the Armana version, what does Nergal do to Namtar when he reaches the final door to the Underworld?

4. Which does not describe Marduk?

5. When sent from the Underworld, why is Namtar unable to locate Nergal?

(see the answer key)

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