In the paragraphs below, certain single words and groups of words are underlined. Read through the paragraphs and click on words that you think are actual "reference words." You will receive feedback at the bottom of the page. If your choice agrees with the author's, the appropriate antecedent will be provided. Do not be dismayed if your answers disagree with the ones given, for there is some flexibility depending on individual points of view.1. Paragraph 1
Because of the untenable situation in their country , East Germans became increasingly frustrated. Suddenly in 1989, East Germans who took vacations in Hungary and Czechoslovakia discovered that these countries would allow them to go into West Germany. But then, the East German government tried to prevent people from going into those countries. East Germans became even more frustrated and angry. People in many East German cities began to mount massive demonstrations. They insisted on an end to their communist government. Most of all they demanded freedom to travel. The demonstrations became intense.
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Before long, both the East German Government and the Soviet Union realized that they could no longer contain a whole country full of angry, frustrated people. And on 9 November 1989, the borders in the city of Berlin were opened. Hundreds of thousands of excited East Germans poured through checkpoints causing massive traffic jams. West Germans rushed into the streets to welcome them with hugs and champagne. Television cameras rushed to the scene to broadcast their joy to the world. Soon, every checkpoint in East Germany was opened, and people flooded into West Germany. The East German people were finally free. One year later, on 3 October 1990, the German Democratic Republic ceased to exist, and it was officially reunited with the Federal Republic of Germany into a single country called Germany.