The Epic of Gilgamesh Overview Quiz

Test yourself on one of the earliest surviving works of literature with eNotes' The Epic of Gilgamesh Overview Quiz. Includes questions regarding themes of love, destruction, and divinity.

  1. For what purpose do the gods create Ekindu?

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  2. Who introduces Enkidu to civilization?

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  3. Why does Gilgamesh want to kill Humbaba?

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  4. What disaster does the Bull of Heaven bring?

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  5. Why won’t Gilgamesh take up Ishtar on her offer?

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  6. What two items in Gilgamesh's dreams herald Enkidu's coming?

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  7. What is the first test of immortality that Gilgamesh fails?

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  8. What is Gilgamesh's flaw?

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  9. How does Gilgamesh lose the lotus?

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  10. Who is Utnapishtim?

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