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Question 1: The earliest Sumerian versions of the epic date from as early as the ________ (2150-2000 BC) (Dalley 1989: 41-42).
Sumerian King ListThird Dynasty of UrMesopotamiaHistory of Sumer

Question 2: Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh of a ________-like plant at the very bottom of the ocean that will make him young again.

Question 3: Gilgamesh sets out to avoid Enkidu's fate and makes a perilous journey to visit Utnapishti (the Faraway, a Mesopotamian counterpart of ________) and his wife.

Question 4:
Epic of Gilgamesh, Beowulf and Inferno (Dante) are all:
Fertile Crescent Deluge myths Archaeological corpora documents Epic poems

Question 5: Ishtar asks her father Anu, the sky-god, to send the "________" to avenge the rejected sexual advances.
HeraDionysusMinoan civilizationBull (mythology)

Question 6: For the young women of Uruk this oppression takes the form of a ________–or "lord's right"–to the virginity of newly-married brides on their wedding night.
IrelandKing ArthurDroit de seigneurScotland

Question 7: Scholars believe that it originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero-king ________, which were gathered into a longer Akkadian epic much later.
Sumerian King ListZiusudraPuabiGilgamesh

Question 8: The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Mesopotamia (ancient ________) and is among the earliest known works of literary writing.

Question 9:
Epic of Gilgamesh, Library of Ashurbanipal and Instructions of Shuruppak are all:
Archaeological corpora documents Deluge myths Fertile Crescent Mesopotamian literature

Question 10: Gilgamesh rejects the sexual advances of the goddess ________ (goddess of love and war), because of her mistreatment of her previous lovers like Dumuzi.
IshtarManu the GreatMamituAshima

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