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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. Which character values Katrina more than a pipe?
(a) Her father.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Brom.
(d) Ichabod.

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

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

4. Which story dominates the conversation between the men the night of the Van Tassel feast?
(a) The story of the Hollow's ancestors.
(b) The story of the first Dutch settlers.
(c) The legend of the Headless Horseman.
(d) The story of the Revolutionary War.

5. According to the narrator, this region of Sleepy Hollow "breathed forth" what kind of atmosphere?
(a) Dreams and fancies.
(b) Grave.
(c) Humor.
(d) Historic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one force greater than the Devil that was to be feared?

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

3. How does Ichabod endear himself to mothers?

4. Where is the church located?

5. What does the Headless Horseman search for in the village each day?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does it say about the residents of Sleepy Hollow that since Ichabod did not have "money nor family," that he was quickly forgotten?

3. Why is Sleepy Hollow considered untouched by time?

4. Why did some women in the community consider Ichabod a "good catch"?

5. Why does the narrator compare woman to a force greater than the Devil?

6. What is the purpose of the poem?

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

8. What examples of Ichabod's character show him as self serving and vain?

9. What is the significance of Ichabod leading others in psalms and proudly standing in church singing?

10. What is the purpose of Brom Bones sharing his story of racing against the Headless Horseman?

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