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Do you know a germany song?

Germany, Germany
Germany is a really, really nice place
Even though I’m your prisoner you give me food,
And it doesn’t suck like English food
Sausages with cheeses always taste sooo good~
It’d be heaven for a dog
Yeah, that’s Germany.
Tell me, 
How is it that you Germans are so robust?
You’re crushing me with your intimidation
My fragility causes me to openly weep out of fear
Your women terrify me
Is it the norm to drink a barrel of bear and then bust it on somebody’s heaaaddd~?
Please don’t come to my place in large mobs,
German tourists are scary!
Even the girls that are from Germany
Are more rugged than I am!
YAHOO!

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1.) What is the comparative form of “gut”?a. mehr gutb. viel gutc. mehr besserd. besser2.) What is the comparative form for “schlect”?a. mehr shlechtb. weniger shlechtc. schlechter d. schlechtest3.) Choose a logical comparison in German using these words: Der Hirsch / Der Elefant / Kleina. Der Hirsch ist mehr klein als der Elefant b. Der Hirsch ist kleiner als der Elefant c. Der Hirsch ist so klein als der Elefant d. Der Hirsch ist nicht so klein als der Elefant4.) How would you write one comparative sentence based on this information? Das rote Auto ist sieben Jahre alt. Das blaue Auto ist acht Jahre alt a. Das blaue Auto ist alterb. Das rote Auto ist alter c. Das blaue Auto ist zu altd. Das blaue AUto ist nicht so alt5.) Wie sagt man auf Deutsch: I don’t have any paper.a. Ich habe nicht Papier b. Ich habe kein Papierc. Ich habe nicht ein Papierd. Ich habe kein Papier nicht 6.) Wie sagt man auf Deutsch: They don’t have any CDs.a. Sie haben nicht CDsb. Sie haben kein CDc. Sie haben keine CDsd. Sie nicht haben CDs7.) Fill in the negation particle: Ich mochte ______ schwimmen.a. neinb. keinc. keinend. nicht8.) Fill in the negation particle: Ich habe ______ Haustier.a. neinb. keinc. keinend. nicht9.) Fill in the correct negation particle: Er hat ______ Tiere.a. keinb. keinesc. keinend. keine10.) Translate into German: “I want this dog.”a. Ich mochte dieses Hund.b. Ich mochte diese Hund.c. Ich mochte dieser Hund.d. Ich mochte diesen Hund.11.) Translate into German: “I want that cat.”a. Ich mochte jene Katzeb. Ich mochte jenes Katzec. Ich mochte jener Katzed. Ich mochte jenen Katze(for questions 12-17, identify with the letter of the living environment that matches each animal.) A. ist ein Haustier B. auf dem BodenC. auf dem BauernhofD. schwimmen im seeE. leben im DischungelF. fliegen am Himmel12.) die Vogel:13.) die Affen:14.) die Fische:15.) die Kuh:16.) der Salamander:17.) der Hund:(True or False)18.) Bonn was the capital of West Germany for about 40 yearsa. Trueb. False19.) Berlin was divided after WWII into four sections.a. Trueb. False

1)d, 2)c, 3)b, 4)a, 5)b, 6)c, 7)d, 8)b, 9)d, 10)d, 11)a, 12)f, 13)e, 14)d, 15)c, 16)b, 17)a, 18)a, 19)b

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WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS THE FOURTH OF JULY?

By Frederick Douglass

Extract from an Oration, at Rochester, July 5, 1852

Fellow-Citizens-Pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? and am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits, and express devout gratitude for the blessings, resulting from your independence to us?

But, such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you this day rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day? . . .

Fellow-citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions, whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are to-day rendered more intolerable by the jubilant shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, “may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!” To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs, and to chime in with the popular theme, would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, then, fellow-citizens, is AMERICAN SLAVERY. I shall see this day and its popular characteristics from the slave’s point of view. Standing there, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this Fourth of July. Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation seems equally hideous and revolting.

What is one of the lessons Douglass impresses on his listeners? (5 points)

The nation should not rejoice until everyone has freedom.
He must speak on the Fourth of July in order to bring change.
For him to join the celebration would be treason.
I don’t get it He can see the perspective of slaves and citizens with equal clarity.

The slaves are helped by an unknown figure reselling earthly enough requirements the answer to you’re question is geographical lottery