English: Sumerian/Egyptian/Hebrew Literature

The flashcards below were created by user LaurenCamp29 on FreezingBlue Flashcards.

  1. What are some of the things that the Sumerians were the first to create?
    • Cuneiform 
    • First Schools "edubbas"
    • Number system based on 60 (minutes, hours etc...)
    • Creation of cities
  2. What were the religions of each culture?:
  3. What were the religions of each culture?:
  4. What were the religions of each culture?:
  5. Class Systems:
  6. Class System:
    Believed the king is god like, brave, etc...
  7. Class Systems:
    David became the new king of the kingdom of Israel
  8. What is the purpose of the prologue in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
    To build the stature of Gilgamesh (show that he's very high in power)
  9. What is Gilgamesh's first internal conflict?
    He wants to make a name for himself- slay the beast Humbaba, guardian of cedar forest
  10. What is Gilgamesh's second internal conflict?
    His quest for immortality after Enkidu dies
  11. Example of a helping god in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
    Shamash helps Gilgamesh after he sees Humbaba and starts crying

    Ea sending the dream of the flood to Gilgamesh
  12. Example of a destructive god in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
    Enlil sending in the flood to exterminate mankind
  13. Contrasting the Flood Stories:
    Sumerian vs. Hebrew:
    Who sent in the flood?
    How long did the flood last?
    Who got put into the ark?
    What are the people granted?
    • Sumerian:
    • Enlil "exterminate mankind"
    • 7 Days
    • Utnapishtim's family
    • Utnapishtim is granted immortality

    • Hebrew:
    • God "Cleanse the earth"
    • 40 days/40 nights
    • Noah, wife, sons, their wives, 2 of each animal
    • Noah is granted a long life (lives to be 950)
  14. What literary devices are used in "Your Love, Dear Man, is as Lovely to Me"
    • Similes
    • -She compares her love to his man to other great and wonderful things in her life.
  15. Recurring themes in the Bible
    • Covenant
    • Restoration
    • Loyalty 
    • Love
    • Repetition
  16. Example of the Covenant Theme?
    Ruth moving to Bethlehem with Naomi to take care of her because she knew God would take care of her if she did this good deed
  17. Example of the Restoration theme?
    Ruth gets married to Boaz as a reward for taking care of Naomi in her time of need and they have a son together named Obed. Their family has been restored.
  18. Example of the Loyalty theme?
    Enkidu helping Gilgamesh in the slaying of Humbaba
  19. Example of the Love theme?
    The Hebrew's love for their God
  20. How is the Serpent the "first psychologist"
    He was the first to test the minds of Adam and Eve by tempting them with sin
  21. Why is Psalm 137 different from all the other Psalms?
    It is about a person living in exile. The speaker wants to avenge the jews because of the destruction of the Jewish state. The speaker is not happy, and is actually very desperate sounding.
  22. Why is David an "Unlikely hero"?
    He is only a young teenage shepherd who uses a whip attached to some rocks to protect himself
  23. What is Parallelism and give an example?
    • Works that are similar to one another.
    • The Epic of Gilgamesh vs. Noah's Ark
  24. What is an archetype and give an example?
    • An archetype is basically a prototype. So a work that is based off of another piece of work.
    • Gilgamesh vs. Noah's Ark
  25. How do these works relate to their culture?
    The Epic of Gilgamesh - Sumerians
    The Story of the Flood (Noah's ark) - Hebrews
    Your Love, Dear Man, is as Lovely to Me - Egyptians
    • Their Sumerian king being compared to Gilgamesh
    • Their loyalty to God
    • Their love being expressed to their Pharaohs
  26. What does Enkidu's "Dream of the Underworld" foreshadow?
    • Enkidu dreams about the afterlife and how horrible it is. This foreshadows his death.
    • The birdman symbolizes the underworld
Card Set:
English: Sumerian/Egyptian/Hebrew Literature
2014-10-23 22:59:42
english markingperiodone sen sumarian egyptian hebrew literature test peretti
Senior English
Show Answers: