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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. How does Erra, after taking over Marduk's palace, start draining the latter god's power?
(a) He keeps people from remembering that their god is Marduk.
(b) He shatters Marduk's sword.
(c) He drinks Marduk's wine.
(d) He keeps people from worshipping at Marduk's temples.

2. Where does Marduk build the house for Lahmu and Lahamu to use when they are passing through?
(a) Atrahasis.
(b) Ut-napishtum.
(c) Esharra.
(d) Apsu.

3. How many names are given to Marduk by Anshar, Lahmu, and Lahamu?
(a) Seven.
(b) Eight.
(c) Five.
(d) Six.

4. How does Ninurta return from the mountains after killing Anzu?
(a) Birdu.
(b) Marduk.
(c) Ereshkigal.
(d) Anzu.

5. During the Festival of the New Year, why was the Epic of Creation performed or recited?
(a) It was a time for feasting.
(b) It was a religious ceremony for the temple maidens.
(c) It was propaganda for the king.
(d) It was a morale-booster for the citizens.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who marries Pasture and Poplar?

2. In the final tablet of Erra and Ishum, what is the name of the author who apparently dreamed this story?

3. Why does Erra become furious with the other gods after Marduk leaves his palace?

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

5. Who chooses Ninurta to attack Anzu?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Erra trick Marduk into leaving his palace?

2. Why does Erra wage a battle against the world?

3. What is the station and functions of Adapa?

4. What does Mother Hubur create for Tiamat and why?

5. What role does The Flocks God play in the creation of the world in the Theology of Dunnu?

6. How does Ishum end Erra's devastation of the world?

7. Who does Anu initially choose to battle Anzu and why do the warriors refuse?

8. Before receiving instructions from Ea, how does the battle between Ninurta and Anzu initially go?

9. How does the eagle help Etana on his quest to help his wife conceive?

10. How is Marduk rewarded for his victory over Tiamat?

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