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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one thing Brom Bones does to Ichabod to try to get him to stop seeking Katrina's hand in marriage?
(a) Smoke out the school house.
(b) Post a threatening letter.
(c) Beat him up.
(d) Smash the school house door.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ichabod do to the students the evening of the Van Tassel event?

2. In what war does the Headless Horseman fight?

3. What does Ichabod's physical features mimic?

4. How many years have passed between the actual story and the narrator's telling of it?

5. What is Ichabod invited to do at the Van Tassel's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ichabod's appetite for the occult a necessary part of the plot?

2. Why does the narrator compare Ichabod and Brom to demi-gods?

3. Why is Sleepy Hollow considered untouched by time?

4. What does the narrator mean when he says the region "breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies."

5. How does Ichabod's rejection by Katrina play into his perception of the countryside at "bewitching time" of night?

6. Why does the residents' ethnicity matter to the storyline?

7. How do the descendants of Sleepy Hollow play into the story's atmosphere and mood?

8. Why does the narrator refer to Ichabod as a "gawky bird" when seated upon Gunpowder?

9. Why is it important that the reader knows the action part of the tale takes place thirty years previous to the time of the telling of the story?

10. What is unusual about how the characters are introduced in this story versus other short stories and is it effective?

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