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Poetry in the Ancient World: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, how does Gilgamesh overcome his fear of mortality?

Question 2 2. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, why does Enkidu die?

Question 3 3. Who does Achilles fight for?

Question 4 4. In what meter are Homer's poems written?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is not a trait shared by epic heroes across cultures?

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Question 6 6. What is an epic poem?

Question 7 7. In what way is 'The Aeneid' similar to Christianity?

Question 8 8. Which classic literary text is the second half of 'The Aeneid' modeled upon?

Question 9 9. Gilgamesh became _____.

Question 10 10. Gilgamesh's main goal as a young man was _____.

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Question 11 11. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, why does Gilgamesh seek out the wild man Enkidu?

Question 12 12. What is the name of Odysseus's wife?

Question 13 13. The epic hero's journey takes him or her into the ___________.

Question 14 14. How is Aeneas different from Odysseus?

Question 15 15. The epic poem, 'Gilgamesh' _____.

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Question 16 16. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, why does Gilgamesh refuse the goddess Ishtar as a lover?

Question 17 17. When is Homer believed to have lived?

Question 18 18. The epic hero is the ___________ in an epic poem.

Question 19 19. Why does Dido commit suicide in 'The Aeneid'?

Question 20 20. Gilgamesh _____.

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Question 21 21. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written around:

Question 22 22. How does Greek mythology portray its gods?

Question 23 23. Who is the epic hero in Homer's Iliad?

Question 24 24. Why did Octavian want Virgil to write 'The Aeneid'?

Question 25 25. Gilgamesh and Enkidu _____.

Poetry in the Ancient World: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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