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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) Post a threatening letter.
(b) Beat him up.
(c) Smoke out the school house.
(d) Smash the school house door.

2. Which character's home is "bursting forth with the treasures of the farm"?
(a) Ichabod's.
(b) Brom's.
(c) Smith.
(d) Van Tassel's.

3. What is Ichabod invited to do at the Van Tassel's home?
(a) Dance.
(b) Tutor Katrina.
(c) Sing.
(d) Come to a party.

4. What does Brom Bones tell the other men he does with the Headless Horseman?
(a) Find his head for the Horseman.
(b) Stop the Horseman from taking someone's head.
(c) Fight him and escaped.
(d) Race against him on Daredevil.

5. What is Van Brunt known for?
(a) His ability to use a sword.
(b) His hunting skills.
(c) His great knowledge.
(d) His great strength.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Ichabod's imagination, what does natural sights and sounds become as he walked home at night?

2. How does Brom Bones want to settle the dispute for Katrina's hand in marriage?

3. What color are Ichabod's eyes?

4. What is the one thing Katrina is known to do?

5. What country are the descendants of Sleepy Hollow from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author describe Ichabod Crane's physical features as that of a bird?

2. How does the quatrain poem help establish the tone?

3. Why does the narrator go into details about how Sleepy Hollow came to be so mythical?

4. The narrator compares Ichabod to an anaconda which is able to ingest huge quantities without permanently altering its shape. Why else is Ichabod like a snake?

5. What does the author imply by using the allusion of the lion and the lamb?

6. What is the purpose of describing Tarry Town before actually talking about Sleepy Hollow where the story takes place?

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

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

9. How does the telling of the ghost stories set up the mood for the story's climax?

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

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