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Gilgamesh Quizzes & Trivia

This is part of the project for the book Gilgamesh. It tests on he book itself and some history related to it. Questions 1-40 should be approachable for whoever has read the book and the rest can be found on the main site.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what city did this story take place?
    • A. 

      Chapel Hill

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      Uruk

    • E. 

      North Pole

  • 2. 
    Who is the main character and king of the city?
    • A. 

      Enkidu

    • B. 

      Shamash

    • C. 

      Gilgamesh

    • D. 

      Anu

    • E. 

      Humbaba

  • 3. 
    What are the names of Gilgamesh's parents?
    • A. 

      Aruru and Lugulbanda

    • B. 

      Anu and Ishtar

    • C. 

      Lugulbanda and Ninsun

    • D. 

      Ninsun and Humbaba

    • E. 

      Mashedpotatoes and Gravy

  • 4. 
    Why were the villagers upset wtih Gilgamesh? He...
    • A. 

      Abuses his powers

    • B. 

      Insults Ishtar

    • C. 

      Kills humbaba

    • D. 

      Is too strong

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Who creates Enkidu and with what?
    • A. 

      Anu: Clay

    • B. 

      Anu: Bread

    • C. 

      Aruru: Anu

    • D. 

      Aruru: Joseph and Mary

    • E. 

      Aruru: Clay

  • 6. 
    Who finds Enkidu in the woods?
    • A. 

      Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Ninsun

    • C. 

      A random hunter

    • D. 

      Humbaba

    • E. 

      Shamash

  • 7. 
    What happens after Enkidu is tamed?
    • A. 

      He realizes that he is naked

    • B. 

      The animals run away

    • C. 

      The harlot collects her payment

    • D. 

      Enkidu runs away

    • E. 

      Enkidu dies

  • 8. 
    What happens between Enkidu and Gilgamesh when they first meet?
    • A. 

      They walk past each other

    • B. 

      They fight with each other

    • C. 

      They trade phone numbers

    • D. 

      They fight and make up

    • E. 

      They never meet

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Too much confidence

    • B. 

      A pet to keep him company

    • C. 

      Two dreams

    • D. 

      His lucky axe

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 10. 
    Going back to qustion #8, why did the two stop fighting?
    • A. 

      They ripped their pants

    • B. 

      They realized no one was going to win

    • C. 

      They were arrested

    • D. 

      It was getting late

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 11. 
    Where did the two go for their first adventure?
    • A. 

      Cedar Forest

    • B. 

      Mashu

    • C. 

      Mount Everest

    • D. 

      Land of the Dead

    • E. 

      The Sacred Forest

  • 12. 
    Who guards the forest?
    • A. 

      Shamash

    • B. 

      Ishtar

    • C. 

      Humbaba

    • D. 

      Ninsun

    • E. 

      Enkidu

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Enkidu tells him to do so

    • B. 

      Humbaba is evil

    • C. 

      He wants to seem like a hero

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Humbaba begs him not to

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Enkidu:Humbaba

    • B. 

      Utnapishtim:Ea

    • C. 

      Jesus:Mary

    • D. 

      Gilgamesh:Ishtar

    • E. 

      Shamash:Utnapishtim

  • 15. 
    How does Gilgamesh respond to Ishtar's proposal?
    • A. 

      He reminds her of her past lovers

    • B. 

      He agrees

    • C. 

      He asks a goldsmith to create a ring

    • D. 

      He stalls

    • E. 

      He talks with her father

  • 16. 
    How does Ishtar respond?
    • A. 

      She rejoices

    • B. 

      She rejects the ring

    • C. 

      She releases the Bull of Heaven

    • D. 

      She gives him a cookie

    • E. 

      She makes Enkidu sick

  • 17. 
    What does Anu warn Ishtar about?
    • A. 

      5 years of famine

    • B. 

      6 years of famine

    • C. 

      7 years of famine

    • D. 

      8 years of famine

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The Bull is...
    • A. 

      Tamed

    • B. 

      Killed

    • C. 

      Trapped

    • D. 

      Missing

    • E. 

      Sick

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Gilgamesh forgets their anniversary

    • B. 

      Enkidu comments on her weight

    • C. 

      Enkidu does not attend her wedding

    • D. 

      Enkidu throws a thigh at her

    • E. 

      Anu disowns her

  • 20. 
    What does Enkidu foresee the night of the killing of the Bull?
    • A. 

      The gods having a meeting

    • B. 

      His long lost brother

    • C. 

      Gilgamesh's death

    • D. 

      His death

    • E. 

      The trip to Utnapishtim's island

  • 21. 
    Enkidu curses the harlot and then...
    • A. 

      Curses Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Curses the city

    • C. 

      Takes back his curse

    • D. 

      Dies immediately after

    • E. 

      Apologizes

  • 22. 
    Who does Gilgamesh meet before he enters Mount Mashu?
    • A. 

      Shamash

    • B. 

      Lugulbanda

    • C. 

      Ea

    • D. 

      Scorpion-Man

    • E. 

      Enkidu

  • 23. 
    After reaching the other side of the mountain, Gilgamesh meets...
    • A. 

      Siduri

    • B. 

      Enkidu

    • C. 

      Shamash

    • D. 

      Ea

    • E. 

      Aruru

  • 24. 
    Gilgamesh has to pole the boat because...
    • A. 

      He want to show off his strength

    • B. 

      He destroyed the Stone Things

    • C. 

      It was his payment to the ferryman

    • D. 

      He lost the paddles

    • E. 

      The boat ran out of gas

  • 25. 
    Who is the ferryman
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Uruk

    • D. 

      Ugulabugula

    • E. 

      Ura... something else

  • 26. 
    Who awaits them at the other side of the Sea?
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Uruk

    • D. 

      Ugulabubula

    • E. 

      Lugulbanda

  • 27. 
    Who crosses the sea without a boat?
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Shamash

    • D. 

      Ea

    • E. 

      Ishtar

  • 28. 
    ______________ warns Utnapishtim of the impending flood.
  • 29. 
    After the flood, Utnapishtim first sends a __________.
  • 30. 
    Who was responsible for the flood?
    • A. 

      Anu

    • B. 

      Aruru

    • C. 

      Enlil

    • D. 

      Shamash

    • E. 

      Lugulbanda

  • 31. 
    ___________ creates the flood because he/she was tired of the humans complaining about everything.
  • 32. 
    Gilgamesh must stay awake for ____ days to be given eternal life.
  • 33. 
    Gilgamesh ____ the test so ____
    • A. 

      Passes:he is given eternal life

    • B. 

      Passes:he goes on to the next test

    • C. 

      Fails:he is killed

    • D. 

      Fails:he is sent back to Uruk

    • E. 

      Fails:he tries again

  • 34. 
    Utnapishtim's wife convinces him to tell Gilgamesh about the plant that...
    • A. 

      Restores youth

    • B. 

      Kills whoever eats it

    • C. 

      Brings good luck

    • D. 

      Causes sickness

    • E. 

      Is unbreakable

  • 35. 
    In the end, Gilgamesh...
    • A. 

      Lives on

    • B. 

      Extends his life by eating the plant

    • C. 

      Is killed

    • D. 

      Dies peacefully

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 36. 
    The story of Gilgamesh was originally written on what?
    • A. 

      Toilet paper

    • B. 

      Iron sheets

    • C. 

      Clay tablets

    • D. 

      Walls

    • E. 

      Paper

  • 37. 
    Gilgamesh was translated using...
    • A. 

      The Rosetta Stone

    • B. 

      An online translator

    • C. 

      An interpreter

    • D. 

      The Behistun Rock

    • E. 

      Pudding

  • 38. 
    Hammuabi's main belief was...
    • A. 

      The golden rule

    • B. 

      And arm and a leg

    • C. 

      Eye for an eye

    • D. 

      Toe for a finger

    • E. 

      Never mix colors