Episode 3 Quiz

Welcome to the quiz for Episode 003: He Who Saw the Deep. See what you remember about the Epic of Gilgamesh by clicking “START” below!

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Uta-Napishti teaches Gilgamesh a lesson about mortality by doing what?

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At the beginning of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh is the King of Uruk. What kind of a king is he?

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Which words best describe Gilgamesh’s companion Enkidu, when Enkidu first enters the story?

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The Akkadian title of this epic is translated as “He Who Saw the Deep.” This episode of Literature and History suggested that the “Deep” refers to:

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Toward the end of the epic, the ancient mortal Uta-napishti, who survived the great flood, tells Gilgamesh what?

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Who is speaking to whom here: “May the sacred river Ulay mourn you, along whose banks we walked in our vigor!”?

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When Gilgamesh and Enkidu meet for the first time, they:

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After meeting the scorpion man and traveling beneath the mountains to the world’s edge, whom does Gilgamesh first meet?

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The goddess Ishtar becomes so furious at Gilgamesh that she sends a monster called The Bull of Heaven against him. Why does she do this?

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How does Enkidu die?

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On the way to fighting the monster Humbaba in the Forest of the Cedars, Gilgamesh:

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In a Sumerian fragment of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the hero is buried with:

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What were the Amarna Letters, produced in the 1300s BCE?

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Early in the Epic of Gilgamesh, Enkidu sleeps with a woman named:

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In the Sumerian fragment “In those days, in those far off days,” we learn that this early Mesopotamian civilization believed what about the afterlife?

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