The Epic of Gilgamesh

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quick Quiz

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Which quality of Enkidu’s personality does Gilgamesh help offset and correct?

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According to Mesopotamian theology, how do the dead spend their time in the afterlife?

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When Gilgamesh rejects the goddess Ishtar, what does he truly spurn in the process?

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Which of the following roles do the frequent doubling and twinship within the story serve?

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What does Gilgamesh and Enkidu’s defeat of the bull suggest regarding humankind?