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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 kind of horse is lent to Ichabod?
(a) A racehorse.
(b) A steed.
(c) A warrior horse.
(d) A plow horse.

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

3. What does Ichabod do to the students the evening of the Van Tassel event?
(a) He gives them extra homework.
(b) He sends his students home early.
(c) He tutors them.
(d) He disciplines them.

4. What does the author compare Ichabod to?
(a) A squire.
(b) An explorer.
(c) A knight.
(d) A soldier.

5. What is the name of Brom Bones's horse?
(a) Midnight.
(b) Daredevil.
(c) Tiger.
(d) Gunpowder.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ichabod's physical features mimic?

2. Neighbors usually dismiss the antics and disturbances of whom?

3. What color are Ichabod's eyes?

4. Who lends Ichabod a horse on the night of the Van Tassel event?

5. What is Ichabod's favorite thing to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What qualifies the tale at the beginning of the story?

2. What is revealed when Ichabod takes notice of the food selections before acknowledging Katrina?

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

4. Why is Ichabod's one-room school compared to an eelpot?

5. How is the school's location symbolic of Ichabod's relationship with those in Sleepy Hollow?

6. Why is it ironic that Ichabod's horse is named Gunpowder?

7. How does finding the papers amongst a dead man establish tone?

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

9. How is the tone the author utilizes to describe Brom's and Ichabod's attempts to win Katrina's hand in marriage comical or humorous?

10. What is the significance of Ichabod's singing psalms to quell or calm his fears to the story's ending?

(see the answer keys)

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