Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Adapa and Etana.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what condition does Ereshkigal allow Ishtar entrance to Kurnugi?
(a) She must follow the ancient rites.
(b) She must marry the first man she sees after exiting the Underworld.
(c) She must be polite.
(d) She must apologize for her transgressions against Ereshkigal.

2. When sent from the Underworld, why is Namtar unable to locate Nergal?
(a) Nergal has been disguised.
(b) Nergal is dead.
(c) Namtar is sent to look for him in the wrong places.
(d) Namtar has been blinded.

3. What must Adapa wear when he is sent to appear before Anu?
(a) A shift from the Temple of Anu.
(b) Mourning clothing.
(c) He must be dressed as the gods.
(d) Nothing.

4. What biblical character is similar to Atrahasis?
(a) Abel.
(b) Solomon.
(c) Noah.
(d) Cain.

5. What Greek goddess is heavily connected to Ishtar?
(a) Persephone.
(b) Athena.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Aphrodite.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ishtar's relationship to Ereshkigal?

2. After the death of Enkidu, for what does a grieving Gilgamesh seek?

3. What is unique about the plant Gilgamesh retrieves from the Apsu?

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

5. Who is Ereshkigal?

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