Infamous Bell: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

An infamous bell (1) __________ to Adolf Hitler could ring again after the town council in a small German village voted (2) __________ it.The local council in Herxheim am Berg, a town of about 700 people (3) __________ of Heidelberg, in southwest Germany, voted 10-3 Monday night to reject requests to remove the massive (4) __________ bronze bell at Kirche St. Jakobus, or the Church of St. Jacob. The bell bears a swastika and the inscription"Everything for the Fatherland — Adolf Hitler." After (5) __________ in the church tower with little notice for decades, the bell has been the object of intense debate for almost a year after the (6) __________ organist complained about it. The town's mayor resigned in September after he gave a TV interview in which he quoted a local woman as (7)_________ Hitler should be remembered for "the things he achieved.”The mayor said (8) __________ out of context, but the damage was done. The new mayor proposed (9) _________ a plaque (10) _________ to put the bell in its historical context, but the Central Council of Jews in Germany remained (11) __________ opposed.

1 dedication dedicating were dedicated dedicated
2 not being dismantled not dismantling not to dismantle not to be dismantled
3 the northern northern north the north
4 83d—year-old 83-year-olds 83-year-old 83-years-old
5 being hung having hung having hang having to hung
6 churches’ church's church' churches
7 saying said to say being said
8 he’ d been taken he’ d take he’ d taken he’ d been taking
9 erecting to erect erected having erected
10 to intend Intention intending intended
11 most fierce more fierce fierce fiercely

1.D; 2.C; 3.C; 4.C; 5.B; 6.B; 7.A; 8.A; 9.A; 10.D; 11.D

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