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. Where does Ichabod live for weeks at a time?

2. What is the name of the horse Ichabod is given to ride?

3. Who lends Ichabod a horse on the night of the Van Tassel event?

4. What is the one thing Katrina is known to do?

5. Several stories speak of sightings and abduction of whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Why does the narrator compare woman to a force greater than the Devil?

4. Why is Ichabod's appetite for the occult a necessary part of the plot?

5. Why does the narrator describe the day he happened upon Sleepy Hollow?

6. Why does the author describe Ichabod Crane's physical features as that of a bird?

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

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

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

10. How does Irving contradict himself and tease the reader?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

How was the metaphor of a knight used within this story? Who was involved and what was the outcome?

Essay Topic 3

Ichabod and Brom are both competing for Katrina Van Tassels's affection. Compare and contrast how each one tries to win her hand at marriage.

Part 1) Compare how Brom and Ichabod react at the Van Tassel's party to Katrina's flirting.

Part 2) Contrast how Brom and Ichabod behave at the men's meeting after the party.

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