The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Van Brunt known for?

2. What country are the descendants of Sleepy Hollow from?

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

4. What is the horse known to do when around a horse of the opposite sex?

5. When does the Headless Horseman make his runs through the village?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it important that the reader knows the action part of the tale takes place thirty years previous to the time of the telling of the story?

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

3. Why does the residents' ethnicity matter to the storyline?

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

5. Why does the narrator go into details about how Sleepy Hollow came to be so mythical?

6. What is the purpose of the poem?

7. When the speaker says, "authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre...", whom are the authentic historians?

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

9. What does the narrator mean when he says the region "breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies."

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Determine the antagonist in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and defend your opinion with details from the text.

Essay Topic 2

The author's use of names reveals a lot about the characters. Select a character from the story and describe what his/her name reveals about the character. Use examples from the text to discuss and support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the introduction of the story, the papers being found in those left by a dead man, gives credibility to the story. Does having an actual source support the author's suggested tone that what is revealed is fact. Why or why not? Does it help the author's purpose because the man is dead and no longer around to dispute the claims laid out in the rest of the story?

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