Questions and Answers – Siegfried’s Trip to Worms

1. Are there worms in your garden?

Yes, there are.
No, there are not. – No, there aren’t.

Worms are good for your garden. Do you have a garden?_

I don’t have a garden.

2. Are you a keen gardener?

Yes, I am.
No, I am not.
I don’t have a garden.

3. Is it normal to ask the father for the bride’s hand in your culture?

Yes, it is.
No, it is not.

4. Do you have an elder sibling?

Yes, I do.
i have an older brother.
Yes, I do. I have an older sister.
Yes, I do. I have an older brother and an older sister.

5. Do you try to educate yourself?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t. I don’t have time for that sort of thing.

6. Do you think cultural assets should be protected by the government?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

The UNESCO program to protect world cultural assets was founded by Nicholas Roerich.

7. Have you ever been to the Rhine?

Yes, I have.
No, I have not. – No, I haven’t.

8. Did he use worms as bait to catch the fish?

Yes, he did.
No, he did not. – No, he didn’t.

9. What is the difference between a Chinese dragon and a European dragon?

A Chinese dragon is from China.
A European dragon is from Europe.

10. Have you ever killed an animal?

Yes, I have.
No. I have not.

11. Did you know that dragon’s blood was magic?

Yes, I did.
No, I didn’t. – No, I did not.

12. Do you know the story of Doctor Dolittle?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

It is a famous story about a man who could talk to animals.

13. Can you whistle like a bird?

Yes, I can.
No, I cannot. – No, I can’t

14. Does that sound horrible to you?

Yes, it does.
No, it does not.

15. Do you wash your hands after you go to the toilet?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

16. Are weapons common in your city?

Yes, they are.
No, they are not. – No, they aren’t.

17. What was Duryodhana’s weak spot in the Mahabharata?

It was his groin.

18. What is the flower of the heart in your imagination?

It is the rose.

19. Did the birds spread the news of the dragon’s defeat and Siegfried’s invincibility?

Yes, they did.
No, they did not.

20. Do you know anybody like that?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

21. Do you know anybody like that?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

22. What is the name of the King of Sweden?

It is King Karl Gustaf.

23. Do you have a good memory?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

What was the question?

24. Do you think power always corrupts?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

25. Is politics a dangerous business in your country?

Yes, it is.
No, it is not.

26. Do you know the expression, “divide and conquer”?

Yes, I do.
No, I do not.

27. Was Gunther jealous?

Yes, he was.
No, he was not.

28. Do you always keep your promises?

Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

I try to.

29. Have you been to Germany?

Yes, I have.
No, I have not. – No, I haven’t.

I am German. I was born here.

I live in Germany.

30. Who are the Anglo-Saxons?

They are the English.

31. Is your best friend a friend from military service?

Yes, he is.
No, he isn’t.

Yes, she is.
No, she isn’t.

I didn’t do military service.

There is no military service in my country.


The Story of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer and of his Beautiful Wife, Kriemhild and of his Tragic Murder and of her Terrible Revenge

Title Page
1. Nibelung’s Gold
2. Siegfried the Dragon Slayer
3. Kriemhild’s Dream
4. Siegfried’s Trip to Worms
5. The Plan to win the Hand of Bruenhild
6. Bruenhild’s Suspicion
7. Hagen’s Plan
8. Kriemhild’s Revenge
9. Epilogue : The Gold at the Bottom of the River and the Ring of Power

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