Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Erra and Ishum.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many myths are contained in this book?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty.

2. When Namtar is sent from the Underworld to argue with the gods for Nergal's return, what does Ereshkigal reveal?
(a) She is dying.
(b) She is pregnant.
(c) She has been planning on poisoning Nergal for his obstinance.
(d) She was raped.

3. What is Kurnugi?
(a) The collective temples of the gods.
(b) The sea.
(c) The gods' home.
(d) The Underworld.

4. What facet of mankind annoys Ellil to the point where he nearly casts a plague upon them?
(a) Their questions.
(b) Their smells.
(c) Their disrespect.
(d) Their noise.

5. What does Anzu look like?
(a) A wingless eagle.
(b) A mane-less lion with tail feathers.
(c) A lion-headed eagle.
(d) An eagle with a lion's mane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the author not entirely certain that Atrahasis sent an offering of peace to the gods to stop the flooding?

2. Who is Nergal's father?

3. Who helps add to the vegetation and animals on Earth after marriage in the Theology of Dunnu?

4. Who does Hayyashum marry?

5. What Greek goddess is heavily connected to Ishtar?

(see the answer key)

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