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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. For what errand does Ea create the man called Good-Looks?
(a) Good-Looks is to torment Ishtar.
(b) Good-Looks is to distract Ereshkigal so that Ishtar may escape.
(c) Good-Looks is to reprimand Ereshkigal and Ishtar for their feud.
(d) Good-Looks is to fetch waters of life from Ereshkigal.
2. What offer does Gilgamesh refuse from Ishtar?
3. What ritual takes place during Dumuzi's time in Kurnugi?
(b) Ritual cleansing.
4. What goddess is said to have been the mother of Gilgamesh?
(d) Lady Wild Cow.
5. What purpose does the Sigla and Abbreviations section serve for this book?
(a) It describes, in-depth, characteristics of the text.
(b) It gives a time period in which these stories supposedly occurred.
(c) It summarizes the work as a whole.
(d) It gives historical background to the story.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Good-Looks save Ishtar from Kurnugi?
2. What theory does the author suggest as the origin for the tale of Atrahasis?
3. In the story of Ishtar, what version does the author use?
4. What tool, in this book, explains how these myths came about?
5. In the Amarna version of Nergal and Ereshkigal's story, what does Ea send to the Underworld with Nergal?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Nergal's offense against Namtar and his penance?
2. According to the story of Atrahasis, how and why was man created?
3. How does Atrahasis initially save the world from ruin before the flood?
4. What function does the man, Good-Looks, serve in this story?
5. Why are several of the myths in this book fragmented or missing whole sections?
6. What arrangement is made for Ishtar's release from the Underworld?
7. For what reasons does Enkidu die?
8. Why does all sexual activity on Earth stop while Ishtar is in Kurnugi?
9. What is significant about Ninsun adopting Enkidu as her own son?
10. How does Ishtar gain entrance into the Underworld?
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