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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What duty is assigned to Anzu by Ellil?
(a) Anzu is guard the innermost chamber of Ellil's temple.
(b) Anzu is to guard the entrance to Ellil's temple.
(c) Anzu is to train the guards to keep an eye on Ellil's temple.
(d) Anzu is to guard the outer layers of Ellil's temple.

2. What gift to Ea bestow upon Adapa?
(a) Oratory skills.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Foresight.
(d) The ability to say only the truth.

3. How must the eagle help Etana in return for saving the bird's life?
(a) The eagle must kill the snake.
(b) The eagle must help Etana find the plant of birth.
(c) The eagle must help Etana find the plant that grant immortality.
(d) The eagle must help Etana gain safe passage through the Underworld.

4. Who are the Sebitti?
(a) They are the human warriors of Mesopotamian.
(b) They are the temple maidens in Ea's temple.
(c) They are the children of Ishtar and Dumuzi.
(d) They are the ferocious children of Earth and Anu.

5. What does Ishum offer to Erra for a cessation of the attacks on mankind?
(a) The creation skills of Belet-ili so that Erra can create his own race.
(b) The chaos of Tiamat contained in a crystal.
(c) The service and support of the rest of the gods.
(d) A bride.

6. Who chooses Ninurta to attack Anzu?
(a) Ellil.
(b) Belet-ili.
(c) Ea.
(d) Marduk.

7. What does the different reigns of each part of Earth represent?
(a) A new week.
(b) A new season.
(c) A new day.
(d) A new month.

8. Who helps add to the vegetation and animals on Earth after marriage in the Theology of Dunnu?
(a) The Cattle God.
(b) The Flock God.
(c) Earth.
(d) The Herdsman God.

9. Who marries Pasture and Poplar?
(a) The Cattle God.
(b) The Flock God.
(c) The Herdsman God.
(d) The Sea.

10. What is Anu's relationships to Ada and Gerra?
(a) They are his brothers.
(b) They are his sons.
(c) They are his nephews.
(d) They are his cousins.

11. When the eagle takes Etana to the skies, why does the king ask to be returned to earth?
(a) Etana changed his mind about going to see the gods.
(b) Etana grew ill from the ascent.
(c) Etana became fearful of the heights.
(d) Etana had dreams of forboding.

12. What tree grows by Etana's fort?
(a) Poplar.
(b) Willow.
(c) Birch.
(d) Maple.

13. Why does the snake attack the eagle and leave it for dead in a pit?
(a) The eagle ate the snake's young.
(b) The eagle insulted Shamash.
(c) The snake is reneging on their deal.
(d) The snake wanted the tree to himself.

14. Theology of Dunnu is another version of which myth already discussed within this book?
(a) The Descent of Ishtar into the Underworld.
(b) Atrahasis.
(c) The Epic of Gilgamesh.
(d) The Epic of Creation.

15. Who built Kish?
(a) The Underworld demons sent by Ea.
(b) The Igigi.
(c) Nergal.
(d) Adapa.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Epic of Creation, what god is killed in order to make man?

2. What holiday is the culmination of the cycle represented by the Theology of Dunnu?

3. With whom does the Earth create a union in the Theology of Dunnu?

4. What monstrosities does Erra release upon mankind?

5. What leads Etana to attempt, for a second time, to fly with the eagle to Anu's heaven?

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