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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which god feel in love with Ereshkigal, Queen of the Underworld?
2. What was rebuilt after the original Sumerian settlements were destroyed?
3. What Sumerian god was the Earth planet-god?
4. What type of planet was Shar?
5. Where did some scientists claim that life began?
Essay Topic 1
In what ways does Sitchin attempt to prove that his theories on mankind, the solar system, gods, creationism are correct?
List different ways and then analyze why and how Sitchin is successful at proving the validity of his argument.
If you do not believe he was effective, state why.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the book Sitchin describe many gods and goddesses live up to ancient societal gender roles.
Using a god or goddess from the book, give an example of how he or she personifies the stereotype.
Are you using stereotypes that were prevalent in Mesopotamian culture or our society?
Essay Topic 3
Enlil is described as the adversary of man. Is it ironic that he is the god of Earth (the home of man)?
Give three examples of how a jealous Enlil attempts to kill man.
Why does an all powerful god feel threatened by an inferior man?
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