Foundation of Western Civilization

Here is your (short answer) quiz on the Epic of Gilgamesh. There are five questions that will be graded (6 and 7 are to satisfy my curiosity and will only be graded if you do not answer in a thoughtful, well-written way).  It is due by noon on Wednesday, September 9.  If it is late you will lose points. 


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The information must come from the Epic of Gilgamesh.  Name three characters and briefly describe. Why do the people of Erech pray to the gods? Do the gods answer their prayers?  Briefly explain. Why does Gilgamesh dive into the sea? What is the main point of the story? Does this story/myth remind you of any other ancient stories/myths? What did you think about the Epic?


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