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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the villagers believe happened to Ichabod?
2. What does the narrator likens Brom's attempts at courting to?
3. What kind of area is Sleepy Hollow?
4. Whenever someone speaks of Ichabod Crane, what does Brom do?
5. Who do the old country women believe haunt the area?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
How is Greek Mythology referenced in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? Is it used effectively to portray a theme or describe a situation? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Interpret the meaning of The Headless Horseman's race with Ichabod Crane after the Van Tassel's party. What does this event in the story mean? What purpose does the author hope to serve by presenting the Headless Horseman character in this manner?
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