The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Test | 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 does Ichabod take a long time doing before going to the Van Tassel event?

2. Which character values Katrina more than a pipe?

3. Who does Katrina whirl around and dance with?

4. Van Brunt is known in Sleepy Hollow for being what?

5. What is Ichabod's real love?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. How does the quatrain poem help establish the tone?

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

6. Why does the narrator call Van Tassel's estate a "castle"?

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

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

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

10. Why is Sleepy Hollow considered untouched by time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing is used to set up later events in a story. Where does the author use foreshadowing? How is it utilized? Use examples from the text to discuss and support how this use of foreshadowing is effective, or not effective for the story.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how Ichabod's classroom becomes a "battleground." The types of battles the two combatants employ are very different. Compare and contrast the methods both men use to engage in battle for Katrina. Be sure to use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

How does the reader utilize historic life and integrate it into the story? The reader learns about varied aspects of a Hudson River community during the turn of the nineteenth century. What information does the author convey to the reader about this time period?

Part 1) What are the aspects of a school and teachers?

Part 2) How are marriages arranged and conducted?

Part 3) How does church impact the community?

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