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by Washington Irving

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Quiz 1

1. What does Crayon believe England might regret when America is more powerful?

  • Not crushing America when it had the chance
  • So much negative writing about America
  • Overextending itself by having so many colonies
  • Assuming America will always be weak

2. With whom does Crayon travel for most of the book?

  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Diedrich Knickerbocker
  • Frank Bracebridge
  • No one

3. Which of the following does Crayon not describe visiting?

  • Shakespeare’s apartment in London
  • The property where Shakespeare hunted deer illegally
  • The house where Shakespeare grew up
  • Shakespeare's tomb

4. What does Crayon think is better suited to England than to America?

  • Traveling
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Landscape painting

5. Who is not killed by the settlers?

  • Canonchet
  • Alexander
  • Massasoit
  • King Philip

6. What is the one-legged man especially skilled at?

  • Story telling
  • Fishing
  • Carving
  • Tap dancing

7. Where does Crayon revisit the scene of James I of Scotland's captivity?

  • Windsor Castle
  • The Tower of London
  • Versailles
  • Scotland

8. Who ends up in Congress in “Rip Van Winkle”?

  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Nicholaus Vedder
  • Dame Van Winkle
  • Derrick Van Bummel

9. Who does Crayon say are the best and worst travelers in the world?

  • The Americans
  • The English
  • The French
  • The Canadians

10. What is Rip Van Winkle's main flaw?

  • He is rude to his wife
  • He is unable to do any profitable labor
  • He is annoyed by children
  • He spends money irresponsibly

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