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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
"Everyone knows Washington Irving's classic "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", or do they? This quiz will test how well you know this classic short story."
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Who is said to have recorded the story but not to have printed it?
What is the given name of Brom Bones?
Brom Van Brunt
Abraham Van Brunt
This man was the executor of Ichabod Crane's estate after the school teacher disappeared. In addition to this position, he was also a farmer and the man who loaned Crane his mount for the fateful evening on which he vanished. He can also be said to be somewhat of a book burner. What was his name?
Hans Van Ripper
Dominie Van Schaick
What was the name of the horse lent to Ichabod by Hans Van Ripper?
(One word, widely believed to have been invented by the Chinese)
When she is introduced, Katrina Van Tassel is said to be both "a blooming lass of fresh eighteen" and someone for whom "the flutter of expectation heightened the luster of her charms".
From what New England state does Ichabod hail?
Which of these is not used to describe Ichabod Crane?
"Being as dexterous on horseback as a Tartar"
"An odd mixture of small shrewdness and simple credulity"
"Feet that might have served for shovels"
"Prided himself upon his dancing as much as upon his vocal powers"
Who rode with the Headless Horseman only to have the spook throw him into the brook upon reaching the church bridge?
According to an old farmer who had visited New York, who had become a lawyer, a politician, and a small claims court justice?
Abraham Van Brunt
Hans Van Ripper
How many siblings did Katrina have?
What is the name given to Brom's favorite steed?
(One word, has the same name as a blind superhero)
What is the significance of the church bridge, according to the tales of old Brouwer and Brom Bones?
The Headless Horsemen was actually born on the bridge
It's the most haunted spot in the whole area
It's here that the Headless Horseman always disappears
It's where the Headless Horseman lost his head
Which of these is given as a reason for the "drowsy, dreamy influence" in the valley where Sleepy Hollow is found?
Bewitched by a high German doctor
It's the spot where witches hold their sabbath
Cursed by Henry Hudson
It was hexed by the schoolmaseter Van Bummel
Which of these is not a place Ichabod imagines moving to with Katrina?
Lord knows where
Who invited Ichabod Crane to the party on the night he vanished?
Katrina Van Tassel
Yost Van Houten
Baltus Van Tassel
What saint is Ichabod compared to?
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint John of Capistrano
What did Katrina say to Ichabod that left him as dismal as the hour he left the Van Tassels?
She was going to marry Brom
Her father had arranged for her to marry someone else
She could never love a schoolmaster
We don't know
At what American Revolutionary War battle did the Headless Horseman lose his head?
Battle of Cobbleskill
Battle of Pell's Point
Some nameless battle
Battle of Stony Point
Who was Ichabod's favorite author?
What is another name given for the Headless Horseman?
Old Spook of Spooks
What is the only thing Ichabod actually says during the whole story?
"In linked sweetness long drawn out."
"If I can but reach the bridge I am safe."
"Who are you?"
"Spare the rod and spoil the child."
Who is Yost Van Houten?
The architect of the school house
Sleepy Hollow's Blacksmith
An eel fisherman
There is no Yost Van Houten
What was Ichabod's weapon against evil spirits when he had to walk to the family with whom he was boarding after nightfall?
Brandish a crucifix
Hold up a lantern
Sing psalm tunes
What was found to mark the spot where Ichabod vanished?
Hans Van Ripper's saddle
His hat and a shattered pumpkin
Who is implied to have been the actual cause of Ichabod's disappearance?
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Compiled Jun 28 12