Block 7 Story Elements Assessment
To answer the questions, read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
Circle the correct answer.
At what point in the story does Washington Irving first describe the setting of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?
Where is Sleepy Hollow?
What is the mood in the first paragraph?
To what mood does the author change in the second paragraph?
Which words create the mood in the second paragraph?
Who is the "dominant spirit" in Sleepy Hollow?
What is the ghost looking for?
What is Ichabod Crane's job?
Which word best describes Ichabod's physical characteristics?
Why does the author say Ichabod looks like a scarecrow?
Which characteristic does NOT describe Ichabod?
How is Katrina Van Tassel described?
What will Katrina inherit?
What is Ichabod Crane's goal?
When is Ichabod's opposition introduced?
How is Brom Bones described?
What does Brom Bones want that Ichabod also wants?
Why does the author say that a stouter man than Ichabod would have "shrunk from the competition, and a wiser man would have despaired?"
What did Bones begin to do to Ichabod?
What does Ichabod get dressed up for?
Why is Ichabod's horse called Gunpowder?
What is the mood as Ichabod makes his way to the Van Tassel house?
What is discussed at Van Tassel's party?
When does the action move toward the climax?
What is the climax?
2. C -in a valley
3. B -peaceful
4. C -mysterious
5. A -peculiar, haunted, superstition
6. A -the headless horseman
7. B -his head
8. A -teacher
9. A -awkward
10. A -He is skinny, and his clothes are baggy.
11. C -cruel
12. C -beautiful and admired
13. C -a large amount of land
14. B -to win Katrina's affection
15. A -after his goal
16. A -strong and respected, but a little feared
17. B -Katrina
18. A -Ichabod is weak and not very wise.
19. A -torment him
20. C -to go to Katrina's father's house
21. A -He was fast a long time ago.
22. A -hopeful and pleasant
23. A -the Headless Horseman
24. B -Katrina rejects Ichabod.