The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As he and Gunpowder head home, who does Ichabod believe the rider on the dark horse alongside him to be?

2. In Brom's tale of the Hessian, what town has he returned from?

3. What destination does Ichabod hope to reach as he races from his pursuer?

4. The narrator refers to Ichabod as a what?

5. What is the musician at the Van Tassel's party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the narrator describes Ichabod as a scarecrow. At the end of the story, a smashed pumpkin is found, but Ichabod has vanished. What is the significance of using the scarecrow and pumpkin for Ichabod? Why did the author want to convey about Ichabod's character?

Essay Topic 3

What is the symbolism of Ichabod's eyes being green? Explain how the author uses Ichabod's eye color to reveal aspects of his character. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence of your opinion.

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