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LATIHAN SOAL BAHASA INGGRIS SMA KELAS X SEMESTER 2

Text for questions number 1 to 5


MOMOTARO
Once upon a time, there lived in Japan a peasant and his wife. They were sad couple
because they had no children. They kept praying to their god pleading to give them a child.
While cutting wood by a stream one day, the man saw a large peach floating on the water.
He ran to pick it up. His wife was excited because she had never seen such a large peach before.
They were about to cut the peach when they heard a voice from inside.
The couples were surprised to do anything. The peach then cracked open, and there was a
beautiful baby inside. The couples were very happy, of course. They named the baby Momotaro,
which meant peach boy.
Momotaro grew up to be clever, courage young man. His parents loved him very much.
One day, Momotaro told his parents that he was going to fight the pirates who always
attacked their village. These pirates lived on an island a few kilometers away. Momotaros mother
packed his food, and his father gave him a sword. Having blessed Momotaro, they sent him off on
his journey.
Sailing on his boat, Momotaro met an eagle going in the same direction. They became good
friends; soon, both of them arrived on the island of the pirates.
Momotaro drew out the sacred sword his father had given him and began to fight the
pirates. The eagle flew over the thieves heads, pecking at their eyes. Finally, the pirates were
defeated.
Momotaro brought home all the goods that pirates had stolen. His parents were proud of
him, and they were overjoyed at his victory and save return.

1. What is the main information of the text?


A. The defeated pirates
B. The clever and courage young man
C. The sad couple who had no child
D. The finding of pirates hiding place
E. The fighting experience of Momotaro and an eagle against the pirates

2. What is the main idea of paragraph 7?


A. Momotaro met an eagle.
B. Momotaro and an eagle fought the pirates.
C. Momotaros father gave him a sacred sword.
D. Momotaro and an eagle become good friends.
E. Momotaro went to island where the pirates lived.
3. What was Momotaros weapon?
A. An eagle
B. A peach
C. A sword
D. A boat
E. The goods
4. Which of the statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?
A. The peasant and his wife were childless.
B. The peasant and his wife found a baby in a forest.
C. The baby was inside a big peach.
D. The baby grew up to be clever, courage young man.
E. Momotaro beat the pirates and took all the goods that pirates had stolen.
5. His wife was excited . (paragraph 2).
The underlined word has the same meaning as ......
A. frightened
B. glad
C. afraid
D. satisfied
E. proud

Text for questions number 6 to 10


There was a fisherman who lived in Batak Land. His name was Batara Guru Sahala. When
he was angling, he caught a fish. He was surprised to find that fish because the fish could talk
and it begged to set it free. He did accordingly.
After getting free, the fish changed into a beautiful woman and Sahala fell in love with her.
Sahala asked her to marry him and the woman received him. However, she asked his promised
not to tell anyone the secret that she was once a fish. They were very happily married, and got
two daughters.
It was a pity on Sahala. One day when he got very angry with his daughters, he forgot his
promise and he broke it. He told his daughters that they were the daughters of a fish.
His wife could not forgive him. Suddenly, the earth began to shake and volcanoes started
to erupt. The earth cracked and formed a big hole. People said that the hole became Lake Toba.
6. What is the purpose of the text?
A.
To describe the ballads
B.
To retell the past event
C.
To explain what the Princess did
D.
To entertain the readers with the legendof Lake Toba
E.
To show the sad ending of the Sahalas life
7. The text mainly discusses about .

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

The
The
The
The
The

Legend of Lake Toba


Batara Guru Sahalas life
Marriage of Sahala with a Fish
Broken Promise of Sahala
Earthquake and Volcanos Eruption

8. He did accordingly. (the last sentence of paragraph 1)


The statement means....... .
A. he caught the fish
B. the fish could talk
C. he set the fish free
D. the fish changed into a beautiful woman
E. he married the beautiful woman who once a fish
9. What was the Sahalas promise to the woman?
A. He would set her free.
B. He would treat her.
C. He would marry her.
D. He would take care of her daughters.
E. He would not to tell anyone the secret that she was once a fish.
10. Why did Sahala break his promise?
A. He didnt love anymore.
B. He got very angry with his daughter.
C. He was too tired.
D. The daughter was very annoying.
E. He was an unbelievable man.

Text for questions number 11 to 15


Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. It was built by a
Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife at Agra.
Taj Mahal is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal. The
mausoleum is a part of a vast complex comprising of a main gateway, an elaborate garden, a
mosque (to the left), a guest house (to the right), and several other palatial buildings. The Taj is
at the farthest end of this complex, with the river Jamuna behind it.
The Taj stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet) with its four corners
truncated, forming an unequal octagon. The architectural design uses the interlocking arabesque
concept, in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrates with the main
structure. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and a symmetry of architectural
elements.
Its central dome is fifty-eight feet in diameter and rises to a height of 213 feet. It is
flanked by four subsidiary domed chambers. The four graceful, slender minarets are 162.5 feet
each. The central domed chamber and four adjoining chambers include many walls and panels of
Islamic decoration.
Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond
adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the
full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from
across the Jamuna river.
11. Why was the Taj Mahal built?
A. As one of the eight wonders of the world
B. It was built by a Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan.
C. For the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal
D. To memorize the queen Mumtaz Mahal
E. It stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet).
12. The mausoleum consists of the following parts, except .
A. a main gateway
B. an elaborate garden
C. a mosque
D. a guest house
E. some unique buildings
13. What does mainly describe in paragraph 3?
A. The size and elements of Taj Mahal
B. The decoration and relief of Taj Mahal
C. The form and designs of Taj Mahal
D. The height and area of Taj Mahal
E. The process of building Taj mahal
14. Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world.
The underlined word means.....
A. miracle
B. greatness
C. specialty
D. memory
E. prosperity

15. The communicative purpose of the text is......


A. to entertain the readers with Taj Mahal
B. to describe the greatness of Taj Mahal
C. to persuade the readers to visit Taj Mahal
D. to give information to the readers the reasons of building Taj Mahal
E. to give information to the readers about the description of Taj Mahal in detail
Text for questions number 16 to 20
What am I?
I inhabit a small area in south-western
Western Australia. My species was quite
widespread in Australia before European
settlement but now we are endangered.
I prefer areas of open woodland. I forage for
my food in the mornings and afternoons. At
night I sleep in hollow logs or under fallen
timber.
My body is about 25 centimeters long. My
bushy tail is nearly as long as my body. I am
covered in a reddish-brown coat with white
stripes. My front legs are shorter then my
back legs and I have small claws.
My ears are short but my snout is long. I
have a very long, sticky tongue for eating
termites I can eat over 10000 termites in
one day. I am a marsupial mammal. What
animal am I?
16. What is possibly described in the text above?
A. Crocodile
B. Whale
C. Kangaroo
D. Shark
E. Komodo
17. I forage for my food in the mornings and afternoons.
The underlined word means .
A. escape
B. roar
C. hunt
D. keep
E. go around
18. Where does the animal sleep at night?
A. In the bush
B. Under the fallen trees
C. On the tree
D. In the river
E. On open land
19. The purpose of the text is to .
A. describe a particular animal

B.
C.
D.
E.
20. The
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

ask the readers to guest an animal


inform the characteristics of a certain place
tell the dangerous mammals in the past
explain how to preserve the extinct animal
following characteristics are TRUE about the mammals, except .
It had been extinct
It has wide spread species in Australia
Its tail is about 25 centimeters long
Its front legs are shorter then its hind legs
It has short ears and long snout

Text for questions number 21 to 25


Growing Number of High School Student Smoking
A survey has found about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high
school students. It also revealed 89 percent of young female employees were smokers.
The survey was conducted in five major cities across the country, including Surakarta in
Central Java.
Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, the Surakarta Health Agencys respiratory illness division,
said that the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. "This
situation is a cause for concern, he said. It appears the countrys younger generation is
uneducated about the health risks of smoking.
The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as ineffective as the
government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control. It said that cigarette
producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of
workers.
21. What is the topic of the text?
A. The increasing number of smokers
B. A survey on smokers
C. The percentage of smokers division
D. The result of a survey
E. Anti-tobacco campaign
22. How many percent of non smokers from young female employees?
A. 11 percent
B. 13 percent
C. 76 percent
D. 87 percent
E. 89 percent
23. Why anti-tobacco campaign is regarded ineffective?
A. There are still many people uneducated about health risks of smoking.
B. The survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers.
C. The government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control.
D. Cigarette producers contribute a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of
workers.
E. It is found that about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high school
students.

24. the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers.
The underlined word is closest in meaning to .
A. dangerous
B. satisfying
C. surprising
D. worrying
E. annoying
25. What is the governments benefit from the existing of cigarette producers?
A. Unemployment
B. Job vacancy and state revenue
C. Thousands of workers and producers
D. Tobacco plantation and farmers
E. The increasing number of smokers

Text for questions number 26 to 30


Indonesian
Malaysia

Migrant

Worker

dies

in

An Indonesian migrant worker Munti


Binti Bani has died on Monday after being
hospitalized for several days due to alleged
torture by her employers in Selangor, Malaysia.
Antara state news agency has
reported that Munti had been treated at Tengku
Ampuan Rahimah hospital since last Tuesday
and died on Monday at 10 a.m, local time.
Munti was found unconscious with her hands
and feet were tied in a bathroom in Taman
Sentosa housing complex last Tuesday. She was
suffering from major wounds on her body and
had apparently been beaten with iron.
Munti's body will be sent tomorrow to
her hometown in Pondok Jeruk Barat village of
Jombang, East Java after undergoing autopsy at
the hospital. We express our deep condolences
as there is yet another worker who was tortured
and passed away at the hospital, Indonesia's
Ambassador for Malaysia, Da'i Bachtiar said in
Kuala Lumpur on Monday. The Embassy will
arrange for all compensation, including
insurance, she deserves to receive, Da'i said.
He added that Munti's employers
Vanitha and Murugan had been detained and
were undergoing questioning at the local police
office. We hope the police can uphold justice
and punish them should they be proven to be
involved in the case, he said.

(Composedfrom:
www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/10/26/anothermigrant-worker-dies-alleged-torture-malaysia.html)

26. What caused the Indonesian migrant worker Munti Binti Bani died?
A. She was tortured by her employers.
B. She was hospitalized for several days.
C. She had apparently been beaten with iron.
D. She was suffering from major wounds on her body.
E. She was found unconscious with her hands and feet were tied in a bathroom.
27. How long had Munti been treated at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah hospital?
A. 2 days
B. 4 days
C. 6 days
D. 8 days
E. 10 days
28. Where does Munti work?
A. At Tengku Ampuan Rahimah hospital
B. In Taman Sentosa housing complex
C. In Pondok Jeruk Barat village of Jombang, East Java
D. In Indonesia's Embassy in Malaysia
E. At the local police office
29. worker who was tortured and passed away at the hospital . (paragraph 3)
The synonym of the underlined word is _____
A. treated
B. hospitalized
C. killed
D. died
E. cured
30. Which statement is incorrect about Munti based on the text?
A. Munti died because she was tortured by her employers.
B. Munti was suffering from major wounds on her body.
C. Munti beat her employers with an iron.
D. Munti died at the hospital.
E. Munti deserved to receive compensation, including insurance.

The following text is for questions 31 to 34


65 Market Street
Val Haven, CT 95135
May 30, 2010
Customer
Service
Cool
Sports,
LLC
8423 Green Terrace Road Asterville, WA 65435
Dear Sir or Madam:

I have recently ordered a new pair of soccer


cleats (item #6542951) from your website on
May 21. I received the order on May 26.
Unfortunately, when I opened it I saw that the
cleats were used. The cleats had dirt all over it
and there was a small tear in front of the part
where the left toe would go. My order number
is AF26168156.
To resolve the problem, I would like you to
credit my account for the amount charged for
my cleats, I have already went out and bought
a new pair of cleats at my local sporting goods
store so sending another would result in me
having two pairs of the same cleats.
Thank you for taking the time to read this
letter. I have been a satisfied customer of your
company for many years and this is the first
time I have encountered a problem. If you need
to contact me, you can reach me at (555) 5555555.
Sincerely,
Ken Thomas

31. What is the letter about?


A. Complaining about used soccer cleats
B. Giving information about soccer cleats
C. Describing a new pair of soccer cleats
D. Ordering a new pair of soccer cleats
E. Asking a customer service to send soccer cleats
32. It needed ____ days to get a new pair of soccer cleats since the customer ordered.
A. 2
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7
E. 8
33. What did the customer want to solve the problem?
A. Returning him a new pair of cleats
B. Returning him the money charged for the cleats
C. Replacing him with a new pair of cleats
D. Ordering another pair of cleats
E. Giving him free of charge for the next order
34. Which one is TRUE about the customer?
A. He is a new customer.
B. It was the first time for him to order the goods.

C. It was the first time for him to get the problem.


D. He is never satisfied with the service.
E. He wants to get another seller.

The following text is for questions 35 and 38.

35. What is the text about?


A. Repairing records
B. Protecting records
C. Vacuuming records
D. Advertising Record Vacuum
E. How to use record vacuum
36. What is the function of record vacuum?
A. To protect records
B. To make a record
C. To sweep and vacuum records
D. To eliminate static electricity build up
E. To loose deep damaging micro dust particles
37. How many steps are there to use record vacuum?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6
38. .. which distort sound and damage your needle.
The synonym of the underlined word is ___.
A. repair
B. destroy
C. break
D. improve
E. protect

For questions 39 to 43 complete the missing words!


There are five ____ (39) for a student who wishes to become a
chemist. One is that he possesses greater ____ (40) average aptitude for
learning. Another is that he possesses a good working knowledge of mathematics. Still
another is that he _____ (41) applying his knowledge.
In addition, he ____ (42) be curious about things about what causes natural
phenomena and about how a thing is put together, how it works, and why.
______ (43), he must be enthusiastic.
39. A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

times
requirements
ways
groups
kinds

40. A. to
B. on
C. than
D. then
E. for
41. A. enjoy
B. enjoyed
C. enjoys
D. to enjoy
E. enjoying
42. A. will
B. can
C. may
D. would
E. should
43. A. However
B. Finally
C. Therefore
D. But
E. Moreover

44. Joy
: It seems you are very glad these days
Bruno : Whats good news you are having now?
Joy
: You know, my brother has just won the International Science Olympiad Competition. I feel
___of him.
A. embarrassed
B. proud
C. disappointed
D. satisfied
E. surprise
45. Adam : When did you call me?
Rita :
At
seven
o
clock
last
night.
In the dialogue above Rita told Adam that she ___ him at seven o clock the night before.
A. call
B. calls
C. called
D. has called
E. had called
46. Dira : ___ accompanying me to the book store tonight?
Bardi : Of course not. What time do I have to fetch you up?
Dira : Thanks. Ill be ready at 6.30.
A. Do you like
B. Will you
C. Would you like
D. Would you mind
E. Shall I take you
47. X : Can I borrow the novel which you brought yesterday?
Y : Oh sorry, ___ to the library this morning.
A. It is returned
B. It returns
C. It was returning
D. It has been returned
E. It will return
48. Lily

: I called you many times at 9 last night but you didnt answer it. What were you doing at
that time?
Vera
: Im really sorry. I ___ the meeting for about an hour when you called me.
A. attend
B. attended
C. was attending
D. have attended
E. had been attending

49. Father
: Please, dont play too much. You have to prepare for the final exam.
Fakhry
: What did father ask you, Jon?
Jonathan : ___ because I will have final exam.
A. I asked to play too much
B. I asked him not to play too much
C. He asked you to play too much
D. He asked me to play too much
E. He asked me not to play too much

50. Sintya
: How is your interview test, Desy? Are you optimistic to succeed?
Desy
: Im afraid not. I was so nervous.
Sintya
: ___.
A. How pity you are.
B. You must be very upset.
C. Sorry to bother you.
D. Im sorry to hear that.
E. You should take a rest.

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