Minggu, Maret 21, 2010

Try Out Bahasa Inggris

LATIHAN UJIAN NASIONAL 2009/2010

Mata Pelajaran : Bahasa Inggris
Kelas : XII IPA/IPS
Waktu : 120 menit


Read the following text carefully, and then answer the questions by crossing A, B, C, D or E.

Question 1 – 6 are based on the following text


I, Lita and Jessie were on our way to school. As we were crossing the road, we saw an old woman carrying a big basket of fruits. The old woman looked like she was in pain. She dropped her basket of fruits and squatted down.
We ran towards her and asked, “Are you all right?” The old woman could not reply. She just shook her head. “I’ll call an ambulance,” said Jessie. Then, she ran to a public telephone at nearby coffee shop and called for an ambulance.
A few minutes later, the ambulance arrived and took the old woman to the nearest hospital. That day, we visited the old woman in the hospital after school.
The old woman was very happy to see usand she thanked us for helping her.

Addapted from CREATIVE ENGLISH for SMA Year X
Questions:

1. Where did the story happen?
A. At school
B. On the road
C. In the market
D. In front of a school
E. On the way to school

2. When did the writer, Lita and Jessie see the old woman?
A. When they were carrying a basket.
B. When they were crossing the road.
C. When they were dropping a basket.
D. When they were walking at school.
E. When they were looking at the road.


3. Why did the students run towards the old woman?
A. The old woman was knocked down by a car.
B. The old woman was rushing across the road.
C. The old woman was in pain and squatting down.
D. The old woman wanted the students to go to her.
E. The old woman fell down when crossing the road.


4. When the students asked the old woman, she ....
A. could reply
B. could speak
C. could answer
D. just shook her head
E. called an ambulance

5. Where did Jessie call for an ambulance?
A. At school
B. In a hospital
C. At a coffee shop
D. In the nearest house
E. At a public telephone

6. What did the students do after school that day?
A. They took the old woman to the nearest hospital.
B. They visited the old woman in the hospital.
C. They called for an ambulance.
D. They went to a police station.
E. They went home.

Question 7 – 11 are based on the following text

The Lion and the Mouse
Once when a Lion was sleeping, a little Mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon woke the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon the Mouse and opened his big jaws to swallow her.
“Pardon, O King”, cried the little Mouse,”Forgive me this time, I shall not forget it. Who knows, but I may be able to do you a good turn because of these days?” The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him that he lifted up his tail and let her go.
Sometime when the Lion was caught in a trap, and some hunters, who wanted to catch him alive to the King, tied him on a tree while they prepared a wagon to carry him in. Just when the little Mouse happened to pass by, after seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, she went up to him and soon gnawed away the rope that bound the king of the Beasts.
“Was I not right?” said the litle Mouse.

7. Just when the little mouse happened to pass by, after seeing the sad plight in which...(paragraph 2)
After word plight means....
A. danger D. problem
B. tragedy E. condition
C. disaster

8. What was the problem of the mouse?
A. He woke the lion
B. He was tied on a tree
C. He was caught in a trap
D. He was in the sad plight
E. He would be swallowed by the lion

9. The lion was so ticked at the idea of the mouse being able to to help him that he lifted up his tail and let her go. (paragraph 2)
This sentence means....
A. The lion was so amazed with the idea of the mouse being able to help him that he let her go.
B. The lion did not believe with the ability of the mouse to help him but he let her go.
C. The lion believed that the mouse was able to help him. So he let her go.
D. The lion was angry with the idea of the mouse but he let her go.
E. The lion doubted with the idea of the mouse but he let her go.

10. a. The mouse helped the lion by gnawing away the rope that bound him.
b. The mouse ran up and down and this woke up the lion.
c. The lion was tied on the tree.
d. The lion was caught in a trap.
e. The mouse was caught by the lion.
f. The lion could release himself before the hunters went back.
A good order for above sentences is ....
A. b – e – f – c – d – a
B. f – b – e – d – a – c
C. a – e – c – d – f – b
D. b – a – f – d – c – e
E. b – e – d – c – a – f

11. What is the purpose of he text?
A. To amuse the reader with the story of the lion and the mouse
B. To persuade the reader to keep the lion and the mouse.
C. To retell the experience of the lion and the mouse.
D. To explain the reader about the lion and the mouse.
E. To describe the lion and the mouse.

Question 12– 15 are based on the following text

Today, finding Indonesian food in the United States is no longer a problem, as there is already a plethora of restaurants dedicated to the cuiisne in a number of states.
In New York, five Indonesian restaurants are scattered through Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Places like Borobudur Cafe and Upi Jaya offer Indonesian food with the latter specializing in Padang cuisine.
In Philadelphia, there is Indonesian restaurant. The restaurant offers a wide range selection of authentic Indonesian food, serving up to 119 items on the menu.
Other states like California and Ohio are also home to Indonesian restaurants. Many of those that live far from them travel to where they are located.

12. The text tells us about . . . .
A. Padang cuisine
B. Indonesian food
C. Indonesian restaurants
D. Indonesian food in the Unites States
E. A problem to find Indonesian food in the United States


13. Where can we find the Indonesian restaurant that specializing in Padang cuisine?
A. Brooklyn
B. Upi Jaya
C. New York
D. Philadephia
E. Borobudur Cafe

14. “The restaurant offers a wide range selection of authentic Indonesian food
serving up to 119 items of the menu.”
The italized word means . . . .
A. pure
B. tasty
C. genuine
D. delicious
E. imitative

15. The main idea of paragraph 4 is . . . .
A. Indonesian restaurants are in Ohio.
B. Many restaurants live far from them.
C. Indonesian restaurants are in California.
D. California and Ohio are also home to Indonesian restaurants.
E. Many Indonesian restaurants are far from the place where they are located.




Question 16 – 18 are based on the following text




















16. What does the text mainly inform ?
a. Institutions.
b. Scholarships.
c. Department of Education.
d. Australia Leadership Awards.
e. Employment and Workplace Relations.

17. What will Australian Scholarships provide ?
a. Educational, research and job opportunity.
b. Professional development opportunties, tourism and research.
c. Research, housing and profesional development opportunites.
d. Reserach, profesional development opportunities and stability.
e. Educational, research and profesional development opportunities.

18. The following is not the program managed by DEST .
a. To strengthen skill.
b. To strengthen knowledge.
c. To promote art and culture.
d. To strengthen education linkages.
e. To promote Australia’s excellence education.


Question 19 – 21 are based on the following text


Citra Lestari Gardening
Jl. Melati 25
Surabaya.
January 15, 2009
Sukmalana Steven
Landscape Design Magazine
Jl. Delima Raya 15
Bandung.

Dear Mr. Steven,

Thank you for sending the advertising information. We have decided not to place an ad in the February issue, but we will consider placing one in the next issue in May.

We will be in touch. Again thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely yours,

Citra Lestari
Landscape Architect

19. What does the passage tell us about ?
a. Designing skyscrapers.
b. Designing gardens.
c. Selling ddvertising.
d. Advertising.
e. Marketing.

20. How often does the magazine come out ?
a. Weekly
b. Monthly
c. Bi-Monthly
d. Quarterly
e. Annually
21. In closing salutation of the letter, we have the words “Sincerely yours.”
The word ‘sincerely’ means ....
a. softly
b. safely
c. politely
d. roughly
e. honestly


Question 22 – 24 are based on the following text














22. What is the text about ?
a. Sandra’s Fruit
b. Bazzar discount
c. Fresh and Healthy
d. A bazaar of Sandra.
e. A bazaar of fresh and healthy fruit

23. The word ‘ bazaar ‘ in the text means....
a. Group of small stalls
b. Super traders
c. Minimarkets
d. Some stores
e. Shops



24. What is the communicative purpose of the text ?
a.To congratulate the reader
b. To announce something
c. To advertise something
d. To report something
e. To invite the reader

Question 25– 28 are based on the following text

Once there was a beetle who loved another beetle. So he went to her house to ask her to marry him.
He knocked on the door, ‘May I come in,’ he asked. I am busy resting this fine afternoon,’ she asked. ‘But listen to me,’ he said. ‘I have come to ask you to marry me.’ ‘Why ever should I marry you?’ she asked. ‘Well, there are reasons enough,’ he said.
‘I am the most handsome beetle in all the districts. My fine black armour is smooth and shiny. I hold my pincers bravely,’ he said.
‘All he can thing of is his own beauty! If he thinks himself so fine he won’t think of me, at all!’ she thought. And she shouted through the door, ‘Go away, now. I am beginning to feel sleepy.’
‘Oh, but listen to me! I’m the richest beetle aroud. I have more stored away in my little house than you or your Granny ever thought of.’ And then he was really sad. He began to tell her all he had.
‘Oh, stop it!’ she said. ‘If you have so much already, then you cannot want me. Go away now and let me go to sleep.’ And then he was already sad. He began to cry.
She was looking after him as he went down the road. She was curious to see what he looked like. And she saw two big holes in his stockings, one in earlier heel. She saw them clearly as he went down the road.
She opened the window and called out after him : ‘Hey! You there! You, so rich and strong and beautiful. Why do you come out courting with holes in your stockings? Who looks after you at home to allow such a thing?’
‘There’s no one to look after me. My Granny is so blind and she sits all day by the fire.’ Come along back here,’ she cried. ‘I can’t have you going away from my house looking like that.’ And she invited him in and took up her needle and thread, and darned up his stockings and sewed on button as well.
By the time she had done all that she fell in love with him, that when he asked her to marry him again, she didn’t say no.

25. What does the passage tell us about ?
a. A beetle’s marriage.
b. A beetle’s stocking.
c. A beetle’s problem.
d. a beetle’s blind.
e. A beetle’s fight.

26. What is the main idea of the second paragraph ?
a. A beetle felt he is the most handsome.
b. A beetle came to get angry to his love
c. A beetle persuaded his love to divorce.
d. A beetle persuaded his love to marry him.
e. A beetle was upset because he very loved her.

27. What lesson can we learn from the story above ?
a. We have to be a responsible person.
b. We must brave to express our feeling.
c. We must work hard to gain our willing.
d. We have to blame someone making problem.
e. We must not be angry before we know the real problem.

28. The communicative purpose of the text is ....
a. To tell the readers a story.
b. To tell the readers a joke.
c. To perssuade the readers.
d. To describe a beetle.
e. To retell past events.





Question 29 – 31 are based on the following text


GROUP WORKS TO HELP STREET CHILDREN

JAKARTA : A community of young professional and university students will introduce Jakarta residents to street children in an event on Feb. 17 in Senayan, Central Jakarta.
“The event is being held to introduce people to street children in the hope they will offer them support. It could be a solution to this social problem,”Sahabat Anak” (Friends of Children) executive Benyamin Lumy said Wednesday, as quoted by Antara.
The organization was formed in 1997 after several young professionals and students organized a jamboree for street children.
It now runs seven educational shelters for more than 300 street children across jakarta.
The organization offers street children support and an education, and sometimes even reunites children with their parents.
“We feel we have to do something to help these marginalized children rather than staying silent,” Benyamin said. –JP

29. What does the text mainly report ?
a. The establishment of youth organization.
b. An effort to help street children.
c. The educational shelters.
d. Marginal children.
e. The social problem.

30. Which of the following is NOT stated in the text ?
a. The “Sahabat Anak” executive stays silent in facing street children.
b. A social event will be held on Feb 17 in Senayan, Central Jakarta.
c. There are seven shelters for street children in Jakarta.
d. Benyamin Lumy is the executive of “Sahabat Anak”.
e. “Sahabat Anak” was formed in 1997.

31. “We feel we have to do something to help these marginalized children rather than staying silent”.
The underlined word has a similar meaning with ....
a. moving
b. careless
c. naughty
d. unhealthy
e. unimportant

Question 32 – 34 are based on the following text


Edison once worked for the railroad. Something happened that changed the course of his career. Edison saved the life of a station official’s child, who had fallen onto the tracks of an oncoming train. For his bravery, the boy’s father taught Edison how to use the telegraph.
From 1862 to 1868, Edison worked as a roving telegrapher in the Midwest, the South, Canada, and New England. During this time, he began developing repeating instrument that made it possible to transmit messages automatically.
Edison moved to New York City. Within a year, he was able to open a workshop in Newark, New Jresey. He produced the Edison Universal Stock Printer, the automatic telegraph, the quadruplex, as well as other printing telegraphs, while working out of Newark.
Thomas Alva Edison died in West orange, New Jersey on October 18, 1931. At the time of his death, he was experienting on rubber from goldenrod. After his death, Edison became a folk hero of legendary status. His inventions had truly and profoundly affected the shaping of modern society.
(http://www.incwell.com)

32. What does the text tell us about ?
a. A folk hero of legendary status.
b. Otomatic messages transmition.
c. The invention of telegraph.
d. Thomas Alfa Edison.
e. A bravery man.


33. What made Edison become a folk hero of legendary status ?
a. He moved to the biggest town in the States.
b. His work influenced modern society.
c. He invented telegraph.
d. He saved a boy’s life.
e. He worked very hard.

34. What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
a. Edison’s life changed.
b. The use of telegraph.
c. The oncoming train.
d. The tragic accident.
e. Edison’s success.

Question 35 – 37 are based on the following text


Dengue fever is an acute febrile disease, found in the tropics and Africa, with a geographical spread similar to malaria. Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti mosquitos, which feeds during the day.
This infectious disease is manifested by a sudden onset of fever, with severe headache, muscle and joint pains and rashes. The dengue rash is characteristically bright red petechia and usually appears first on the lower limbs and the chest; in some patients, it spreads to cover most of the body. There may also be gastritis with some combination of associated abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
The classic dengue fever lasts about six to seven days, with a smaller peak of fever at the trailing end of the disease. Clinically, the platelet count will drop until the patient’s temperature is normal. The diagnosis of dengue is usually made clinically. The classic picture is high fever with no localizing source of infection, a petethial rash with thrombocytopenia and relative leukopenia.
(http://en.wikipedia.org)

35. What is the text about ?
a. The diagnosis of dengue.
b. Aedes aegypti mosquito.
c. The dangerous disease.
d. The infectious disease.
e. Dengue fever.

36. The symptoms of dengue fever disease are ....
a. sore throat, headache, muscle and joint pains and rashes.
b. headeache, red eyes, muscle and joint pains and rashes.
c. muscle and joint pains, rashes, cough and headache.
d. Rashes, headache, muscle and joint pains.
e. Diarrhea, headache, muscle and joint pains.

37. The communicative purpose of the text is ....
a. To describe about dengue fever.
b. To tell the reader about suffering of dengue fever in the past.
c. To amuse the readers with the story of an acute febrile disease.
d. To persuade the readers how to prevent ourself from dengue fever.
e. To share with readers about unusual experience on having dengue fever.

Question 38 – 40 are based on the following text


Have you ever been to Sydney? Have you ever visited the busiest performing arts centre in the world: the Sidney Opera House? If not, continue reading then.
The Sidney Opera House is the busiest performing arts centre in the world. Since its opening in 1973, it has brought countless hours of entertainment to millions of people and has continued to attract the best in the world class talent year after year.
In an average year, the Sidney Opera House presents theatre, musicals, opera, contemporary dance, and ballet, every form of music from symphony concerts to jazz as well as exhibitions and films. It houses around 3,000 events each year with audiences totaling up to two millions. In addition, approximately 200,000 people take a guided tour of the complex each year. The Opera House operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Chrismast Day and Good Friday.
There are nearly 1,000 rooms in the Opera House including the five main auditoria. There is also a Reception Hall, five rehearsal studios, four restaurants, six theatre bars, extensive foyer and lounge areas, sixty dressing rooms and suites, library, an artists’ lounge and canteen known as the “Green Room”, adminstrative offices and extensive plant and machinery areas.

38. The text tells us abut ....
a. Sydney.
b. Green Room.
c. The magnificent Opera House.
d. Contemporary dance exhibition.
e. The busiest performing arts centre.

39. ..., six theatre bars, extensive foyer and lounge areas,... (paragraph 4)
The definition of the underlined word is ....
a. Raised platform on which actors perform plays.
b. Room or counter where drinks are served.
c. Comfortable sitting-room in a theatre.
d. large entrance hall in a theatre.
e. large room for concerts.

40. How many events does it house each year ?
a. 1,000 events.
b. 3,000 events.
c. 40,000 events.
d. 200,000 events.
e. 500,000 events.

Question 41 – 44 are based on the following text


The battle of the sexes started with Adam and Eve, and it will probably continue forever. The opinion that men are superior to women has long been accepted in many cultures, but the feminist mvement is trying to change this view. Feminists claim that boys and girls are exactly equal at births but become unequal because of the way they are treated by society. However, recent research contradicts the view taht males and females are by nature alike.
Without a doubt, societal influences both inside and outside the family cause differences to develop. Inside the family, boys learn to be men by watching and copying their fathers, and girls learn to be women by watching and copying their mothers. Outside the family boys who play with dolls after a certain age receive disapproval, as do girls who continue to play with Ninja Turtles (although the pressure may not be quite as strong on girls).
However, not all differences are caused by social influences. Some are due to differences i the physiology of the brain. For example, more men than women are left side of the body. Right-brain people generally have better reasoning abiliteies, whereas left-brain people generally have better language skills.
In facts, girls are better at language than boys. For both men and wpmen, the language centre is on the left side of the brain. However, girls not only begin speaking earlier than boys, but they also spaek more clearly and develop larger vocabularies. In contrast, more boys than girls stutter and have trouble learning to read. Boy’s difficult with language may be the result of the right-brain dominance.
While it is clear that some differences are rooted in the physiology of the brain, it is equally clear other differences are not. For example, boys and girls are equal in math ability until about seventh grade. Then girls start to fall behind, perhaps because math teachers encourge boys more. Furthermore, there are many exceptions to these general patterns. Just as some women are good at abstract algebra, some men become skilled poets and pulblic speakers.
Although continuing research will yield further information about gender difference, it will never resolve the battle between sexes.

41. The topic of the text is ....
a. gender differences.
b. societal differences.
c. the battle between men and women.
d. diffeences in the physiology of the brain.
e. reason why men are superior than women.

42. According to feminists, the position of men and women in society is different because ....
a. they never think of being equal.
b. they act like their parents from chilhood.
c. they are born with differnt characteristics.
d. they obviously differ in their physical strength.
e. they are treated differently by their environment.

43. The communicative purpose of the text is ....
a. to describe the way things are, with reference to a social phenomena in our environment.
b. to explain the processes involved in the formation of sociocultural phenomena.
c. to inform readers about events of the day which are considered important.
d. to persuade the reader that somethings the case.
e. to present two points of view about an issue.

44. In contrast, more boys than girls stutter and have trouble learning to read. (paragraph 4)
The synonym of the underlined word is ....
a. panic
b. hasty
c. stammer
d. illiteracy
e. speechless

Question 45 – 48 are based on the following text


Many young people have difficulty deciding where they will live when the time comes to leave home and make their own way in the world. Among the common alternatives are sharing a house or flat with other young people and finding full board and lodgings in someone else’s home. Renting a house with other young people offers the advantage of a high degree of freedom and independence. For example, you would be free to come and go at times that suit you, without needing to inform anyone that you would not be home for dinner.
On the other side, renting involves a variety of responsibilities that may be more than you wish to take on. For example, if you rent a house, you will need to spend time and money maintaining the lawn and gardens. You may also share the legal responsibility for rent and for damage to the property if your name is on the rental agreement.
Finding board and lodgings, on the other hand, has significant advantages. Generally you have no responsibility for the cleaning or maintenance of the dwelling or its gardens, other than to take reasonable care of your room. Your meals are usually provided for you, the home is usually more comfortably furnished than you would be able to afford in a rented property, and your financial liability is limited to the payment of your fixed weekly amount for board and lodging.
However, living in board and lodging circumtances has its drawbacks too. You have less freedom and flexibility in your lifestyle, not only in the timing of meals, but also, for example, in how loudly you can play your music.
In the end, the decision each person makes will depend on their own. Personal valuing of independence and of convenience, as well as their feeling of readiness for taking on the considerable financial and other responsibilities of house or flat rental.

45. What does the text above tell us about ?
a. The difficulties of deciding wher to live.
b. The advantages of finding board and renting a house.
c. The disadvantages of finding lodgings and renting a house.
d. The bad effects of renting a house and finding boards and lodgings.
e. The negative and positive sides of renting a house and finding board and lodgings.

46. Before deciding where to live, you can consider ....
a. the maintenance of the lawn and gardens, and the payment of your fixed weekly amount for board or lodging.
b. your financial condition, feeling for taking on, personal value of independence and convenience.
c. the responsibilities of the cleaning of the dwelling or gsrdens and the condition of the board or lodgings.
d. your friend’s persuading, feeling for taking on and responsibilities of house or flat rental.
e. the rental agreement, your personal value of independence and convenience.

47. Renting a house with other young people offers the advantages of ...
a. a variety of responsibilities that may be more than you wish to take on.
b. having less freedom and flexibility in your lifestyle.
c. having no responsibility for cleaning the dwelling.
d. a high degree of freedom and independence.
e. maintaining its gardens.


48. “Your meals are usually provided for you, the home is usually more comfortably furnished than you would be ...”
The underlined word can be replaced by the word ....
a. painted
b. repaired
c. equipped
d. fulfilled
e. finished

Question 49 – 50 are based on the following text


Tom is at the station. His friend, Sue, asks him to meet her in a certain place . She sends a message to Tom through a cellular phone. Read the following massage :

Go out of the station and turn left. Go through the Main Square and you‘ll come to the Constitution Street. At the end of the street, turn left into Liberty Street. Go under the railway and turn left again at the T-junction. The place where I am is along there on your left.

49. What is the topic of the message ?
a. asking information to get the way to meet her.
b. giving direction to get to the meeting point.
c. telling the situation of their meeting place.
d. describing the place they will meet in.
e. explaining the way to their meeting.

50. “The place where I am is along there on your left.”
The underlined word refers to ....
a. the Constitution Street
b. the Liberty Street
c. the Main square
d. the railway
e. T-junction



Good Luck !

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