Study Questions

  1. Which of the following is not an aspect of a hero’s journey?
    1. The call to action                                                                      c. Death and resurrection
    2. The double acceptance                                                         d. Return to home
  2. Which of the following movies is not an example of a hero quest?
    1. The Matrix                                                                                  c. Finding Nemo
    2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy                                               d. Alien vs. Predator
  3. During the hero’s journey, he has to go through several ______________.
    1. Teachers of martial arts                                                         c. Examples of other heroes
    2. Trials and tests                                                                          d. Bank accounts and/or credit cards
  4. Whom did the gods create as the opposite of Gilgamesh to fight him in the city of Uruk?
    1. Hsemaglig                                                                                   c. Uresh
    2. Humbaba                                                                                    d. Enkidu
  5. Who became Gilgamesh’s best friend and adventuring partner?
    1. Hsemaglig                                                                                   c. Uresh
    2. Humbaba                                                                                    d. Enkidu
  6. Whose death set Gilgamesh out on his ultimate quest?
    1. Hsemaglig                                                                                   c. Uresh
    2. Humbaba                                                                                    d. Enkidu
  7. What did Gilgamesh seek on his ultimate quest?
    1. To return his friend to life                                    c. To gain internal life for himself
    2. To gain eternal life for himself                            d. To save his city from the gods who were going to destroy it
  8. Was Gilgamesh able to achieve his goal?
    1. Yes                                                                 c. Sort of – he lives on in legend and literature
    2. No                                                                  d. He completed his goal, but died before he could see his success
  9. What was the name of the city where Gilgamesh was king?
    1. Uruk                                                                                              c. Gilgameshville
    2. Enkidu                                                                                          d. Humbaba
  10. What drove Gilgamesh to seek his ultimate goal?
    1. His friend Enkidu died                                                            c. His city was destroyed
    2. His wife Atiesh died                                                                                d. The god Ea sent him on a quest
  11. What animal stole the flower from Gilgamesh?
    1. A raven                                                                                        c. A snake
    2. A rat                                                                                              d. Another human
  12. In the story of Utnapishtim and the flood, how did Utnapishtim determine that the waters had subsided?
    1. The gods told him                                                                    c. He released three birds
    2. He felt his boat run ashore                                                  d. He sacrificed a goat
  13. In the story of Noah from Genesis, how did Noah determine that the waters had subsided?
    1. God spoke to Noah and told him                                      c. He released three birds
    2. He felt the Ark run ashore                                                   d. He waited the 40 days and 40 night
  14. Based upon your reading of the last two questions, what does the word subsided mean?
    1. Exploded                                                                                     c. Got bigger
    2. Went away                                                                                 d. Felt sick or ill
  15. When reading an article, especially from an online source, which of the following is important to watch out for?
    1. Plagiarism                                                                                    c. Reliability
    2. Bias                                                                                                d. All of the above
  16. What does plagiarism mean?
    1. Using someone else’s work as your own                       c. Copying and pasting from the Internet
    2. Not properly citing your sources                                       d. All of the above
  17. What does bias mean?
    1. A preference or prejudice towards one side                               c. Not knowing the other side of an argument
    2. Learning about both sides of an argument                   d. All of the above
  18. Who was Humbaba?
    1. A half-bull, half-demon                                                         c. The guardian of the cedar forest
    2. Someone Gilgamesh and Enkidu kill                                                d. All of the above
  19. What did Enkidu have nightmares about?
    1. The underworld, where they eat dirt and wear feathers       c. The underworld, made of fire and ice
    2. The underworld, where the gods torture humans                    d. All of the above
  20. According to the Noah’s Ark story we read in class, why did God choose to destroy all living things?
    1. They were evil                                                                          c. They were noisy
    2. God wanted a fresh start                                                     d. All of the above
  21. According to the Utnapishtim flood story we read in class, why did the gods choose to destroy all living things?
    1. They were evil                                                                          c. They were noisy
    2. The gods wanted a fresh start                                            d. All of the above
  22. Why did Noah take seven pairs of some animals and only one pair of others?
    1. He took extra birds to help re-fertilize the earth        c. He took extra kosher animals to eat
    2. He took extra kosher animals to sacrifice                      d. All of the above
  23. In class, we talked about the Jewish concept of “kosher” animals. Which of the following is not kosher?
    1. Cows                                                                                             c. Chickens
    2. Pigs                                                                                                                d. All of the above
  24. What does “kosher” mean?
    1. Clean                                                                                             c. Safe
    2. Young                                                                                           d. Harmful
  25. When typing an essay in MLA format, what font should you use?
    1. Calibri                                                                                            c. Times New Roman
    2. Arial                                                                                              d. Courier New
  26. How do you do an MLA heading?
    1. Student name, teacher name, class name, date        c. Student Name, teacher name, class name, assignment
    2. Student name, block, date, assignment                         d. Student name, date
  27. Every single complete sentence in the whole world with no exceptions contains both a ______ and a _______.
    1. Subject and adjective                                                            c. verb and adverb
    2. Subject and verb                                                                      d. adjective and verb
  28. The subject of a sentence is:
    1. The one who does the action                                             c. the one who the sentence is about
    2. A noun, often a proper noun                                              d. All of the about.
  29. The verb of a sentence is:
    1. The action performed by the subject                              c. The one who does the action
    2. Unnecessary and used for extra detail                           d. All of the above
  30. There are eight parts of speech. Which of the following is not one of those eight?
    1. subject                                                                                         c. pronoun
    2. conjunction                                                                                                d. adverb

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