Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis

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How does Tim Burton's film adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving differ from the original?

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1. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character is described as having a spindle neck, huge ears, and a scarecrow's frame?

2. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character trait leads to Ichabod's downfall?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Washington Irving's characters are central to 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', and the following quiz and worksheet will test you on your knowledge of this short story's characters. Understanding the author's use of romantic characteristics is also helpful to scoring well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments quiz you on the following characters:

  • Brom Bones
  • Katrina Van Tassel
  • Ichabod Crane
  • Headless Horseman

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you can draw out the most important information from the lesson on Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
  • Making connections - understand which character is thought to be the Headless Horseman
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about romantic characteristics

Additional Learning

If you are interested in finding out more about this fictional work, then check out our related lesson on Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. You'll learn about:

  • Plot and setting
  • Hollywood films based on the story
  • History of New England witchcraft
  • Scene and character descriptions
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