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Gilgamesh Review

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  • Q1
    Who is Gilgamesh?
    A legendary king and hero; he ruled Uruk in approximately 2700 B.C.E.
  • Q2
    What does Gilgamesh go on a quest in search of?
    Everlasting life
  • Q3
    What does Enkidu's dream reveal to Gilgamesh?
    His death and the afterlife
  • Q4
    Why does Siduri bar her gate when she sees Gilgamesh approaching?
    She thinks he is a felon & is scared.
  • Q5
    Why does Gilgamesh brag/boast to Siduri?
    He wants her to fear and respect him so he can enter her gates.
  • Q6
    Was Gilgamesh a real king?
    Yes, he ruled Uruk in approximately 2700 B.C.E.
  • Q7
    Who is Enkidu?
    A man created as companion for Gilgamesh who dies as punishment from the Gods.
  • Q8
    Who is Anu?
    Father of the gods/Heaven
  • Q9
    Who was Utnipishtim?
    Survived the flood; granted immortality
  • Q10
    What is Gilgamesh's weakness as an epic hero?
  • Q11
    Why does Gilgamesh search for Utnapishtim?
    So that he can learn how to live forever
  • Q12
    What does Utnapishtim's wife do for every day that Gilgamesh is asleep?
    Bake a loaf of bread
  • Q13
    Why does Utnapishtim's wife do something each day Gilgamesh sleeps?
    To prove that Gilgamesh was asleep
  • Q14
    What does the Serpent do?
    It steals the youth-restoring plant; eats the life-giving plant
  • Q15
    Gilgamesh is:
    Two-thirds god and one-third man

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