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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Full Book Quiz

1. What river flows past Uruk?

2. How was The Epic of Gilgamesh preserved?

3. When did the real Gilgamesh live?

4. Why did the gods create Enkidu?

5. Who introduces Enkidu to civilization?

6. Who guards the Cedar Forest?

7. Why does Gilgamesh spurn Ishtar?

8. Which god supports Gilgamesh’s incursion into the Cedar Forest?

9.Gilgamesh dreams that a mountain falls on top of him and Enkidu. What does Enkidu say this dream foretells?

10. What does the Bull of Heaven bring to the city of Uruk?

11. Why does Enkidu curse the temple prostitute?

12. Why does Enkidu bless the temple prostitute?

13. What garments are the dead people wearing in Enkidu’s dream about the underworld?

14. Who is the queen of the underworld?

15. Why does Gilgamesh leave Uruk after Enkidu dies?

16. How does Gilgamesh get to the other side of the twin-peaked mountain called Mashu?

17. What are the Stone Things?

18. How does Urshanabi’s boat cross the Waters of Death?

19. What advice does Siduri the tavern keeper give to Gilgamesh?

20. How did Utnapishtim find out that the gods were planning to destroy the world with a flood?

21. What test does Utnapishtim give to Gilgamesh, to see if he is worthy of eternal life?

22. What is the name of the magical plant that Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh about?

23. Who steals the magical plant?

24. Who is Sin-Leqi-Unninni?

25. What fell through the hole in the floor of the Carpenter’s House?