How Well Do You Know The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow?

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How Well Do You Know The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow?

A classic American tale, told and retold dozens of times since its inception, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has endured as one of Halloween's most popular stories. You think you know enough about it to pass this quiz?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year did Washington Irving publish The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
    • A. 

      1820

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1692

    • D. 

      1790

  • 2. 
    The Headless Horseman, most infamous of supernatural beings in the town, was said to be what?
    • A. 

      The ghost of a Native American who lost his head in a raid

    • B. 

      The ghost of a Dutch settler who was hung

    • C. 

      The ghost of a Hessian soldier whose head was shot off by a cannon

    • D. 

      The ghost of a British soldier whose head was chopped off in a nameless battle

  • 3. 
    After riding underneath this on his horse, Ichabod meets the headless horseman for the first time. 
    • A. 

      A crumbling stone archway

    • B. 

      The remaining threshold of a burned house

    • C. 

      A lightning-stricken tulip tree.

    • D. 

      An empty hangman's noose

  • 4. 
    Abraham Von Brunt, antagonist to Ichabod Crane in the race for Katrina Van Tassel's hand in marriage, is known as what in the story?
    • A. 

      Brom Bones

    • B. 

      Dead Bones

    • C. 

      Knuckle Bone

    • D. 

      Dry Bones

  • 5. 
    What other short story was published in The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon along with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
    • A. 

      Rip Van Winkle

    • B. 

      Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • C. 

      The Tell-Tale Heart

    • D. 

      The Yellow Wallpaper

  • 6. 
    Who does Irving imply the Headless Horseman really is?
    • A. 

      Katrina Van Tassel

    • B. 

      Brom Bones

    • C. 

      Major André

    • D. 

      Baltus Van Tassel

  • 7. 
    Where did Washington Irving get the name Ichabod Crane? 
    • A. 

      From a school teacher in Kinderhook, NY

    • B. 

      On a gravestone in Sleepy Hollow

    • C. 

      From an Army captain in Sackets Harbor, NY

    • D. 

      He heard it in a local legend while traveling Europe

  • 8. 
    Where did Washington Irving write The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
    • A. 

      In his bathtub

    • B. 

      In a log cabin

    • C. 

      Abroad in Europe

    • D. 

      In Sleepy Hollow

  • 9. 
    Sleepy Hollow is a real town in: 
    • A. 

      Connecticut

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 10. 
    How many times has The Legend of Sleepy Hollow been adapted to film? 
    • A. 

      Over one hundred

    • B. 

      About twenty

    • C. 

      Over thirty

    • D. 

      Eleven

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