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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 season is it in Sleepy Hollow the night of the Van Tassel event?
(a) Winter.
(b) Summer.
(c) Fall.
(d) Spring.

2. 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 Revolutionary War.
(c) The legend of the Headless Horseman.
(d) The story of the first Dutch settlers.

3. What does Ichabod take a long time doing before going to the Van Tassel event?
(a) He washes his horse.
(b) He takes great care in his appearance.
(c) He eats a big meal.
(d) He cuts his hair.

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

5. What does the Headless Horseman search for in the village each day?
(a) His wife.
(b) His head.
(c) His horse.
(d) His gun.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the one adjective the author uses to describe Van Brunt?

2. How does Ichabod endear himself to mothers?

3. Where does the Horseman stop pursuits?

4. What does the author consider to be a quest for Ichabod?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the purpose of the poem?

3. What do the antics Brom Bones uses to derail Ichabod's efforts to win Katrina illustrate about his character?

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

5. Why does the narrator refer to Ichabod's desire to win Katrina's hand in marriage a "holy" quest?

6. What is the significance of Brom Bones's horse being named Daredevil?

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

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

9. Why did the church provide a perfect setting for the Headless Horseman stories?

10. Why does the story of the Headless Horseman dominate Sleepy Hollow's town's stories and landscape?

(see the answer keys)

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