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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the real name of Tarry Town?
2. What is Katrina known to have the prettiest of in all the countryside?
3. What type of man is Ichabod Crane?
4. How is Ichabod able to spread gossip?
5. What is another term for courting as defined by the Dutch?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author's methods at the beginning of the story set the tone?
Part 1) How does the usage of the quatrain poem further promote the tone?
Part 2) How does the poem's word choice also promote the tone?
Part 3) The papers are said to be found amongst those of a dead man. How does this promote the tone?
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 significance of a birch tree growing near the school house cabin and why is it ironic? The narrator refers to Ichabod's use of discipline and his type of discipline often allowed the weak to escape but the strong were severely punished.
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