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[Taken and adapted from an article in Reader’s Digest Christmas 2002 Edition]

Now answer the questions about the article.

1. What does the word “modest” [paragraph 1] tell us about the church and parishioners of Oberndorf?

2. Write down a synonym for the word “Curate” [paragraph 2].

3. Date the carol, Silent Night .

4. How did Joseph know that the organ was not working?

5. Why was waiting for the organ repairman not considered a viable solution to the problem?

6. Say whether the following statements are true or false. Quote a word from paragraph three to substantiate your answers.

  • Joseph Mohr’s mother did needlework for a living.
  • Joseph Mohr’s parents were happily married.
  • Music provided Joseph Mohr with much needed money.

7. Two events motivated Joseph Mohr to write the words of Silent Night . Explain in your own words what these two events were.

8. Would you describe Joseph Mohr’s writing of Silent Night as a swift and easy task? Explain your answer.

9. Identify the two phases of song-writing.

10. In which way was Silent Night different from the usual Christmas hymn?

11. Which part of the church building is the “nave” (paragraph nine)?

12.1 What is the congregation called in paragraph nine?

12.2 What is the congregation compared to in this expression?

13. What was the reaction of the Oberndorf congregation to this new Christmas carol?

14. Quote a synonym for Christmas “hymn” as used in paragraph 10.

When we want to describe things accurately, we sometimes compare them to other things which are similar. E.g. She is as beautiful as a rose. We can also say: She is like a beautiful rose.

When we compare two different things (the rose and the girl) and use the words ‘as’ or ‘like’ in the comparison, we have used a simile.

  1. Identify the two things which are compared in this simile
  2. What similarity exists between them?

17. Why does the writer of this article consider it fortunate that the organ of Oberndorf remained cranky?

18. What is “no man’s land”?

19. What was strange about the Germans and British singing Silent Night in 1914?

20. Considering the examples given in paragraph 18 and 19, what effect does Silent Night have on people?

21. On which day do we celebrate Christmas Eve? Write down the date.

Section 3: a jewish festival, hanukah and what the torah means

Hanukkah or Chanukah (Hebrew, “dedication”), is the annual festival of the Jews celebrated on eight successive days. It begins on the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar, corresponding, approximately, to December. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, and Feast of the Maccabees, Hanukkah commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple of Jerusalem by Judas Maccabeus in 165 BC.

According to Talmudic tradition, only one jug of pure olive oil, sealed by the high priest and necessary for the rededicatory ritual, could be found, but that small quantity burned miraculously for eight days. A principal feature of the present-day celebration, commemorating this miracle, is the lighting of candles, one the first night, two the second, and so on until a special eight-branched candelabrum is completely filled. The principal source for the story of Hanukkah is found in the Talmud.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
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I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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