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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 Van Brunt known for?
(a) His great strength.
(b) His hunting skills.
(c) His great knowledge.
(d) His ability to use a sword.
2. What country are the descendants of Sleepy Hollow from?
(a) The Neverlands.
3. What is the one adjective the author uses to describe Van Brunt?
4. What is the horse known to do when around a horse of the opposite sex?
(b) Quickly discharge.
(c) Gallop slowly.
(d) Fall asleep.
5. When does the Headless Horseman make his runs through the village?
(a) At sunset.
(b) At daybreak.
(c) At night.
(d) At midnight.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom does Ichabod spend most of his evenings with and listen to regional tales of the marvelous and unexplainable?
2. How does Brom Bones want to settle the dispute for Katrina's hand in marriage?
3. What is impressive about the Van Tassel's home?
4. What river is Sleepy Hollow beside?
5. What is the name of the horse Ichabod is given to ride?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Why did the church provide a perfect setting for the Headless Horseman stories?
3. Why does the residents' ethnicity matter to the storyline?
4. Why is Ichabod's one-room school compared to an eelpot?
5. Why does the narrator go into details about how Sleepy Hollow came to be so mythical?
6. What is the purpose of the poem?
7. When the speaker says, "authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre...", whom are the authentic historians?
8. When the men share battle bravery stories, what does Ichabod contribute to the conversation?
9. What does the narrator mean when he says the region "breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies."
10. What is revealed when Ichabod takes notice of the food selections before acknowledging Katrina?
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