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For each phrasal verb in the sentences below, click on the single-word synonym that best approximates the meaning of the phrasal verb.

1. After World War II, the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France split up Hitler's Third Reich and created four administrative zones for the purpose of establishing complete control.
A. devised
B. partitioned
C. established
D. demolish
E. constructed
A. devised: INCORRECT.
B. partitioned: CORRECT.
C. established: INCORRECT.
D. demolish: INCORRECT.
E. constructed: INCORRECT.

2. In 1949, the Soviet Union set up a communist system of government in the eastern zone of Germany and called it the German Democratic Republic.
A. devised
B. partitioned
C. established
D. demolish
E. constructed
A. devised: INCORRECT.
B. partitioned: INCORRECT
C. established: CORRECT.
D. demolish: INCORRECT.
E. constructed: INCORRECT.

3. Unfortunately, many East Germans were dissatisfied with life in the German Democratic Republic; these people came up with bizarre and creative ways for escaping to the West.
A. devised
B. partitioned
C. established
D. demolish
E. constructed
A. devised: CORRECT.
B. partitioned: INCORRECT
C. established: INCORRECT.
D. demolish: INCORRECT.
E. constructed: INCORRECT.

4. On 13 August 1961, the Government of the German Democratic Republic put up a 27-mile wall of concrete and barbed wire through the city of Berlin in order to prevent the flow of dissatisfied people to the West.
A. devised
B. partitioned
C. established
D. demolish
E. constructed
'A. devised: INCORRECT.
B. partitioned: INCORRECT
C. established: INCORRECT.
D. demolish: INCORRECT.
E. constructed: CORRECT.

5. On 9 November 1989, The Soviet Union and the government of the German Democratic Republic opened the border between East and West Berlin. Immediately, people and machines began to tear down the odious Berlin Wall.
A. devised
B. partitioned
C. established
D. demolish
E. constructed
A. devised: INCORRECT.
B. partitioned: INCORRECT
C. established: INCORRECT.
D. demolish: CORRECT
E. constructed: INCORRECT.