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. Who is Utnapishtim?

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  2. What is Gilgamesh's flaw?

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

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  4. Why does Gilgamesh want to kill Humbaba?

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  5. What disaster does the Bull of Heaven bring?

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

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  7. Who introduces Enkidu to civilization?

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  8. For what purpose do the gods create Ekindu?

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

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  10. How does Gilgamesh lose the lotus?

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