Gilgamesh Quiz

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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. 
    • 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. 
    But first, what did Gilgamesh have before meeting Enkidu?
    • 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. 
    Gilgamesh kills Humbaba because...
    • 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. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    Why is Ishtar insulted?
    • 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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    Enkidu curses the harlot and then...
    • A. 

      Curses Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Curses the city

    • C. 

      Takes back his curse

    • D. 

      Dies immediately after

    • E. 

      Apologizes

  • 19. 
    Enkidu's death causes Gilgamesh to do what?
    • A. 

      Commit suicide

    • B. 

      Yell at the gods

    • C. 

      Go home to his mother

    • D. 

      Seek vengeance

    • E. 

      Seek eternal life

  • 20. 
    Who does Gilgamesh meet before he enters Mount Mashu?
    • A. 

      Shamash

    • B. 

      Lugulbanda

    • C. 

      Ea

    • D. 

      Scorpion-Man

    • E. 

      Enkidu

  • 21. 
    Enkidu is in the tunnel for...
    • A. 

      5 mins

    • B. 

      30 mins

    • C. 

      2 hrs

    • D. 

      10 hrs

    • E. 

      24 hrs

  • 22. 
    After reaching the other side of the mountain, Gilgamesh meets...
    • A. 

      Siduri

    • B. 

      Enkidu

    • C. 

      Shamash

    • D. 

      Ea

    • E. 

      Aruru

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    Who is the ferryman
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Uruk

    • D. 

      Ugulabugula

    • E. 

      Ura... something else

  • 25. 
    Who awaits them at the other side of the Sea?
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Uruk

    • D. 

      Ugulabubula

    • E. 

      Lugulbanda