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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 does the author refer to Van Tassel's home as?
(a) A castle.
(b) A home.
(c) An estate.
(d) A palace.

2. What does Brom's horse say about him?
(a) He is Satan.
(b) He is a devil.
(c) He is mischievous.
(d) He takes chances.

3. How does the author describe Brom Van Brunt?
(a) Bald and medium build.
(b) Curly dark hair and broad shoulders.
(c) Straight hair and narrow shoulders.
(d) Curly blonde hair and skinny shoulders.

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 the horse Ichabod is given to ride?
(a) Gunpowder.
(b) Gracie.
(c) Midnight.
(d) Buckshot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ichabod's horse do when he tries to cross the stream's bridge?

2. Where does Ichabod live for weeks at a time?

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

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

5. Who does Katrina whirl around and dance with?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the place called Tarry Town?

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

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 is the irony of stories being told about Ichabod haunting Sleepy Hollow?

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. Why does the narrator compare Katrina Van Tassel to food?

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