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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Headless Horseman search for in the village each day?
(a) His head.
(b) His gun.
(c) His horse.
(d) His wife.

2. Whom does Ichabod spend most of his evenings with and listen to regional tales of the marvelous and unexplainable?
(a) Students.
(b) Dutch wives.
(c) Dutch husbands.
(d) Farmers.

3. What are the animals doing as Ichabod makes his way from his schoolhouse to the Van Tassel home?
(a) Chasing the horse.
(b) Howling.
(c) Scurrying to gather food for the winter.
(d) Eating.

4. What country are the descendants of Sleepy Hollow from?
(a) The Neverlands.
(b) France.
(c) Germany.
(d) Ireland.

5. How does Brom Bones want to settle the dispute for Katrina's hand in marriage?
(a) With brute force.
(b) With a duel.
(c) With a hunting contest.
(d) With a sword fight.

6. Who lends Ichabod a horse on the night of the Van Tassel event?
(a) A student's mother.
(b) A neighboring farmer.
(c) Katrina.
(d) A soldier.

7. What is the narrator doing the day he happens upon Sleepy Hollow?
(a) Walking.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Fishing.
(d) Hiking.

8. What does the author refer to Van Tassel's home as?
(a) A castle.
(b) An estate.
(c) A palace.
(d) A home.

9. What does Ichabod take a long time doing before going to the Van Tassel event?
(a) He takes great care in his appearance.
(b) He washes his horse.
(c) He cuts his hair.
(d) He eats a big meal.

10. Where is the church located?
(a) Isolated near a farm.
(b) By a river.
(c) Isolated and nearby trees were shourd in darkness.
(d) In the center of town.

11. What is Ichabod's favorite thing to do?
(a) Sing.
(b) Read.
(c) Dance.
(d) Eat.

12. What is the horse known to do when around a horse of the opposite sex?
(a) Fall asleep.
(b) Gallop slowly.
(c) Quickly discharge.
(d) Eat.

13. What is Ichabod's focus from the moment he visits the Van Tassel's home?
(a) To sing in front of Katrina.
(b) To defeat the Headless Horseman.
(c) To steal the Van Tassel's farm.
(d) To win Katrina's hand in marriage.

14. What other name is The Headless Horseman called?
(a) Galloping Giant.
(b) Galloping Hessian.
(c) Headless Harry.
(d) Headless Rider.

15. Several stories speak of sightings and abduction of whom?
(a) Brom Bones.
(b) Katrina.
(c) Major Andre.
(d) A wounded soldier.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the cabin's construction compared to in the story?

2. What does Ichabod do to quell his fears when walking home at night?

3. What does Ichabod feast his eyes on first when he arrives at the Van Tassel's home?

4. What day does the narrator find Sleepy Hollow?

5. What does Ichabod use often to discipline students?

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