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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 are the animals doing as Ichabod makes his way from his schoolhouse to the Van Tassel home?
(a) Howling.
(b) Eating.
(c) Scurrying to gather food for the winter.
(d) Chasing the horse.

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

3. When does the Headless Horseman make his runs through the village?
(a) At daybreak.
(b) At midnight.
(c) At sunset.
(d) At night.

4. What are the boys from Sleepy Hollow called?
(a) The Sleepy Hollow Boys.
(b) Sleepy Skaters.
(c) Sleepy Hollow Merrimakers.
(d) Hollow Hunters.

5. Whom does the homeowners of Sleepy Hollow hear singing psalms at night?
(a) Headless Horseman.
(b) Katrina Van Tassel.
(c) Ichabod Crane.
(d) Brom Bones.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator believe about Sleepy Hollow's people and their customs?

2. What does Ichabod do to quell his fears when walking home at night?

3. What does the author refer to Van Tassel's home as?

4. Where must the Headless Horseman return each day?

5. The men's conversation at the party move from one type of stories to what kind of stories?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Ichabod endear himself to the village's mothers?

4. What was strange about how Ichabod distributed discipline in his school?

5. When the men share battle bravery stories, what does Ichabod contribute to the conversation?

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

7. What is the point of Gunpowder's frequent stops, starts, and turns to the race Ichabod has with the Headless Horseman?

8. What words does the speaker use to convey that there is in fact something magical and mystical about the area? How does this word choice create the mood?

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

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

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