Epic Of Gilgamesh Quiz

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Have you read the Epic Of Gilgamesh? Can you pass this Epic Of Gilgamesh quiz with a good score? The Epic of Gilgamesh is a very popular epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia, and it is regarded as the earliest surviving notable literature as well as the second oldest religious text that came after the Pyramid Texts. This is part of the project for the book Gilgamesh. It tests the book itself and some history related to it. Let's go!


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. 
    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

  • 3. 
    Who creates Enkidu, and with what?
    • A. 

      Anu: Clay

    • B. 

      Anu: Bread

    • C. 

      Aruru: Anu

    • D. 

      Aruru: Joseph and Mary

    • E. 

      Aruru: Clay

  • 4. 
    Who finds Enkidu in the woods?
    • A. 

      Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Ninsun

    • C. 

      A random hunter

    • D. 

      Humbaba

    • E. 

      Shamash

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    Gilgamesh kills Humbaba because...
    • A. 

      Enkidu tells him to do so.

    • B. 

      Humbaba is evil

    • C. 

      He wants to seem like a hero.

    • D. 

      Humbaba begs him not to

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 7. 
    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.

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    The Bull is...
    • A. 

      Tamed

    • B. 

      Killed

    • C. 

      Trapped

    • D. 

      Missing

    • E. 

      Sick

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    Enkidu curses the harlot, and then...
    • A. 

      Curses Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Curses the city

    • C. 

      Takes back his curse

    • D. 

      Dies immediately after

    • E. 

      Apologizes

  • 12. 
    Gilgamesh has to pole the boat because...
    • A. 

      He wants 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.

  • 13. 
    Who is the ferryman
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Uruk

    • D. 

      Ugulabugula

    • E. 

      Ura... something else

  • 14. 
    Who crosses the sea without a boat?
    • A. 

      Utnapishtim

    • B. 

      Urshanabi

    • C. 

      Shamash

    • D. 

      Ea

    • E. 

      Ishtar

  • 15. 
    Who was responsible for the flood?
    • A. 

      Anu

    • B. 

      Aruru

    • C. 

      Enlil

    • D. 

      Shamash

    • E. 

      Lugulbanda

  • 16. 
    Gilgamesh was translated using...
    • A. 

      The Rosetta Stone

    • B. 

      An online translator

    • C. 

      An interpreter

    • D. 

      The Behistun Rock

    • E. 

      Pudding

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