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SOAL SEMESTER GENAP TAHUN PELAJARAN 2010-2011 Kelas : XI IPA/IPS Semester : Genap Hari / Tanggal Waktu : :

Computer games are great! They're better than TV. On TV you can watch a space ship, but in a computer game you can fly a space ship! When children play with computers, they learn to understand them. Computers are going to be very important in the future. So children should play with them and learn about them. The Internet is very useful. There is more information on the Internet than in the worlds biggest library. I've got friends all over the world. I've never seen any of them but I know them all well because we send maills to each other. My computer is the door to the world! Computers are bad for our health. In the past children ran around and played sports. Now they just sit at home. 3. A lot of children spend too much time with computers. They start playing and then they can't stop. They dont talk to anyone, they just sit and look at the computer for hours and hours. A lot of computer games are very bad. There is a lot of shooting and killing. These games are worse than TV. You can see bad things on TV, but in computer games you do bad things. It cant be good for you. I don't think children learn much from computers. They can't learn about life from a computer. And they can't do their homework if they play computer games all the time. 1. So children should play with them ( paragraph 1 ) The underline word refer to a. b. On TV Computer games c. children d. a space ship e. computers

2. The main idea of the paragraph two is .. a. b. c. My computer is the door to the world The internet is very useful There more information on the internet d. the internet has more information e. I have got friend all over the world

3. The advantages of computer games is . a. b. c. The children just sit at home The children spend to much time The children learn to understand computers d. the children do bad things e. the children didnt do their homework

4. The paragraph four tell us about . a. The disadvantage of computer game d. they play computer games all the time

b. c.

The advantage of computer game The computer games are bad for children

e. the writer doesnt think the children learn

Text for number 5-7 One day a countryman going to the nest of his goose. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he though a trick had been played upon him, But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred and he soon became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich, he grew greedy; and thought to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find an egg all yellow. 5. The title of the text is . a. The Goose with a countryman d. The Goose and the nest b. The Goose with the golden eggs e. Golden eggs and a countryman c. The Goose with some eggs 6. The word it in the first paragraph refer to . a. The Goose d. a nest b. A countryman e. A golden eggs c. eggs 7. The word it in the second paragraph refer to . a. The Goose d. a nest b. A yellow egg e. A golden eggs c. eggs

The text for number 8-10 In a field one summers day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its hearts content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest .Why not come and chat with me, said the Grasshopper, instead of toiling and moiling in that way? I am helping to lay up food for the winter, said the Ant, and recommend you to do the same. Why bother about winter? said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present. But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing, every day, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. 8. The title of the text is . a. The Ant d. The Grasshopper b. In the summer e. Grasshopper was hopping c. The Ant and The Grasshopper 9. The word I in the text refer to . a. The Grasshopper d. Ant b. Corn e. Grain c. Heart 10. The word they in last sentence refer to . a. The Grasshoppers d. Corn and Ants b. Corn and Grain e. e. Grain and Grasshopper c. The Ants Questions 11-14 are based on the following text. The Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk A Mouse who always lived on the land, by an unlucky chance, formed an intimate acquaintance with a Frog, who lived, for the most part, in the water. One day, the Frog was intent on mischief. He tied the foot oft he Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined together, the Frog led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where they usually searched for food. After this, he gradually led him towards the pond in which he lived, until reaching the banks of the water, he suddenly jumped in, dragging the Mouse with him. The Frog enjoyed the water amazingly, and swam croaking about, as if he had done a food deed. The unhappy Mouse was soon sputtered and drowned in the water, and his poor dead body floating about on the surface. A Hawk observed the floating Mouse from the sky, and dove down and grabbed it his talons, carrying it back to his nest. The Frog, being still fastened to the leg of the mouse, was also carried off a prisoner, and was eaten by the Hawk. 11. Where did the Mouse and the Frog live? a. They lived on the land. d. The Mouse lived in the water and the Frog lived on the land b. They lived in the water. e. The Mouse lived on the land and the Frog lived in the water. c. They lived above the tree.

12. How did the Mouse die? a. He was tied on the Frogs leg. d. He was eaten by the Hawk. b. He drowned in the water. e. He was imprisoned by the Hawk. c. He floated about on the surface of the water. 13. How was the end of the Frogs life? a. He was fastened on the Mouses foot. d. He was eaten by the Mouse. b. He drowned in the water. e. He became the prisoner of the Hawk. c. He was eaten by the Hawk. 14. What do you learn from this story? a. We can make friends with everybody. b. We should choose our friends carefully. c. Do not play in the river if you do not want to get drowned. d. Practise swimming if you do not want to get drowned. e. Do not play with animals. Questions 15-18 are based on the following text. Recycling is a collection, processing, and reuse of materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Materials ranging from precious metals to broken glass, from old newspapers to plastic spoons, can be recycled. The recycling process reclaims the original material and uses it in new products. In general, using recycled materials to make new products costs less and requires less energy than using new materials. Recycling can also reduce pollution, either by reducing the demand for high-pollution alternatives or by minimizing the amount of pollution produced during the manufacturing process. Paper products that can be recycled include cardboard containers, wrapping paper, and office paper. The most commonly recycled paper product is newsprint. In newspaper recycling, old newspapers are collected and searched for contaminants such as plastic bag sand aluminum foil. The paper goes to a processing plant where it is mixed with hot water and turned into pulp in a machine that works much like a big kitchen blender. The pulp is screened and filtered to remove smaller contaminants. The pulp then goes to a large vat where the ink separates from the paper fibers and fl oats to the surface. The ink is skimmed off, dried and reused as ink or burned as boiler fuel. The cleaned pulp is mixed with new wood fibers to be made into paper again. Experts estimate the average office worker generates about 5 kg of wastepaper per month. Every ton of paper that is recycled saves about 1.4 cu m (about 50 cu ft) of land fill space. One ton of recycled paper saves 17 pulpwood trees (trees used to produce paper). 15. The following things can be recycled, EXCEPT.... a. precious metals d. plastic spoons b. broken glass e. fresh vegetables and fruits c. old newspapers 16. Which of the following is NOT the benefit of recycling? a. It costs much money for the process of recycling b. It costs less to make new products. c. It requires less energy. d. It can reduce pollution. e. It reduces the demand for high-pollution alternatives. 17. What is the third step of recycling paper products? a. Collect and search for contaminants such as plastic bags and aluminium foil. b. Mix the paper with hot water in a blender which turns it into pulp. c. Screen and filter the pulp to remove smaller contaminants. d. Put the pulp to a large vat to separate the ink from the paper fibres. e. Mix the pulp with new wood fibres to be made into paper again. 18. We can make use of the ink after being separated from the paper fibres by doing the followings, EXCEPT.... a. Skim it off. d. Burn as boiler fuel. b. Dry it. e. Mix it with the pulp. c. Reuse as ink. Questions 19-22 are based on the following text. Should students take part-time jobs? One of the biggest things a student must figure out upon entering school is what to do with all that time. Free to schedule as they please and free from the obligations of life at home, students find themselves with a wealth of time they may or may not have. There are things which you might consider working. First of all, if you want to be cool and go out with your classmates and buy some cool stuff, well you need money! By getting a job, you get money. Of course, you have to work for it, but still, it can - and probably will be useful. There is not only money to consider though. Experience is an important asset for after finishing your school. When you work during your school year and add it to your resume, it will show your future employers that you are able to manage to pursue two activities at the same time, or more if you are involved elsewhere. Another interesting thing to consider is the contacts you might make by working. By contacts, I mean people that can be useful to

you later in life. If you have different jobs, you make new references you can later add to your CV along with the experience. Also, if you are lucky enough to get a job in your area of studies, it may later become a permanent job. The main disadvantage on your life is that you will have less time for schoolwork and social life of course. This also means you get less free time to just hang out or party or do other stuff than work and study. This is an important part of your life if you do not want to go all crazy! It is also important if you want to be cool. Having a job can also add another source of stress to your life. Depending on the type of job you are looking for, you may get a boss that always wants more hours and presses you to be more available. One of the things you can do is to set yourself a maximum number of hours you want to work per week and make this clear with your employer at the beginning of the year. My biggest recommendation is not to rush into anything. Its perfectly acceptable to spend the first few weeks of school adjusting and having fun, and then slide a job into the mix when youve grown comfortable with everything else. Finally, never allow an outside job to get in the way of your health and school years in general. While work may keep you motivated and get you needed money, its not worth losing your education or well being over. Obtain what you need, but if you feel yourself slipping take some time off, or find a better place to work. Youll have plenty of time to work post school. 19. Which of the followings is NOT the advantage of taking part-time jobs? a. You will get money which you can use to buy some cool stuff. b. You will have less time for schoolwork. c. You will gain working experience. d. You will expand your contacts and networking. e. You will get references which you can add to your CV later on. 20. The followings are the disadvantages of taking part-time jobs, EXCEPT.... a. You will have less time for your social life. b. You will have less free time to hang out with your friends. c. You will get another source of stress to your life. d. You can prove that you can manage to pursue two activities at the same time. e. You may get a boss that always presses you. 21. What does the word they in paragraph 1 line 2 refer to? a. students c. the readers e. cool stuff b. schools d. the reader and the writer 22. What is the word disadvantage closest in meaning to? a. benefit c. drawback e. reward b. profit d. advantage Questions 23-25 are based on the following text. Ecstasy is a popular term for an illegal, mood-altering drug whose chemical name is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). Ecstasy is typically available in pill form. A user begins to feel the effects of ecstasy about 20 minutes after swallowing a pill. The drug affects the brain, primarily by causing the release of a neurotransmitter (chemical that many users to experience changes in mood or mental outlook. Some users report that the drug generates a feeling of euphoria or excitement, along with increased empathy and openness toward others. Scientists debate whether ecstasy causes permanent damage to nerve cells in the brain. Studies in rats and other animals document damage to the nerve structures that produce and process serotonin. In humans, some brain scans of frequent ecstasy users show permanent damage to serotonin pathways. Furthermore, tests in humans indicate that the drug may negatively affect memory, learning, and other mental processes. Some scientists, however, are critical of most ecstasy research. They point out that animal studies may not be directly applicable to humans. They also note that the pills illegally sold on the street as ecstasy have been manufactured in unregulated laboratories, and these pills often contain other illegal, dangerous compoundsincluding cocaine, methamphetamine, or paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA, which also drastically raises body temperature). Without evaluating the ingredients of each pill taken, critics say it is difficult to measure the long-term effects of ecstasy alone. 23. What is ecstasy? a. Ecstasy is a popular term for a legal drug whose chemical name is 3,4ethylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). b. Ecstasy is a mood-altering drug and is typically available in pill form. c. Ecstasy is a mood-altering drug and is always available in pill form. d. Ecstasys popular term is methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). e. Ecstasy is a mood-altering drug that only affects the brain. 24. Some users report that the drug generates a feeling of euphoria or excitement. What is the antonym of the word excitement? a. pleasure c. enthusiasm e. passion b. thrill d. calm 25 . Which is the correct statement about the test in humans? a. Some scientists are sure that animal studies are not directly applicable to humans. b. Some scientists point out that animal studies can never be directly applicable to humans. c. Some scientists point out that animal studies are always directly applicable to humans.

d. Some scientists point out that animal studies may be directly applicable to humans. e. Some scientists identify that animal studies may not be directly applicable to humans. WHERE DOES RAIN COME FROM ? Rain always comes from clouds. But where do clouds come from? How does all that water get into the sky? Think about your bathroom. There is hot water in your bath. Steam goes up from the hot water. The steam makes small clouds in the bathroom. These warm clouds meet the cold walls and windows, and then we see small drops of water on the walls and windows. The world is like your bathroom. The water in the oceans is warm when the sun shines on it. Some of this water goes up into the sky and makes clouds. The wind carries the clouds for hundreds of kilometres. Then the clouds meet cold air in the sky, and we see drops of water. The drops of water are rain. The rain falls and runs into rivers. Rivers run into oceans. And the water from oceans makes clouds and more rain. So water is always moving from oceans to clouds to rain to rivers to oceans. So the rain on your head was on other heads before! The water in your garden was in other gardens in other countries. 26 . Clouds come from . a. water in the sky c. water in the ocean e. water in the garden b. water in the bathroom d. water in the river 27 . The statements is NOT TRUE is . a. Rain always comes from clouds. b. Steam rises from the hot water. c. The water in the oceans is warm when the sun shines on it. d. Some of the water goes down into the sky and makes clouds. e. The rain falls and runs into rivers

How the Water Cycle Works Solar energy evaporates exposed water from seas, lakes, rivers, and wet soil; the majority of this evaporation takes place over the seas. Water is also released into the atmosphere by the plants through photosynthesis. During this process, known as evapotranspiration, water vapour rises into the atmosphere. Clouds form when air becomes saturated with water vapour. The two major types of cloud formation are stratified or layered grey clouds called stratus and billowing white or dark grey cloud called cumulus clouds. Precipitation as rain, or hail ensures that water returns to Earths surface in a fresh form. Some of this rain, however, falls into the seas and is not accessible to humans. When rain falls, it either washes down hill slopes or seeps underground; when snow and hail melts, this water may also sink into the ground. Rain fall also replenishes river water supplies, as does underground water. Snow fall may consolidate into glaciers and ice sheets which, when they melt, release their water into the ground, into stream or into the seas. 28 . The main idea of the paragraph one is . a. Solar energy expose water from seas b. Water vapour rises into the atmosphere c. The majority of this evaporation d. Water is released into the atmosphere e. The plants through photosynthesis 29 . The paragraph three tell us about . a. Precipitation as rain b. Release their water into the ground. c. Hail ensures that water returns to Earths surface d. Rain fall also replenishes e. Snow fall may consolidate 30. The majority of this evaporation takes place over the seas (paragraph 1 ), the similar meaning from the underline phrase is . a. Happen c. exposed e. keep taking b. Attach d. evaporate My Day I had a terrible day yesterday. First, I woke up an hour late because my alarm clock didn't go off. Then, I was in such a hurry that I burned my hand when I was making breakfast. After breakfast, I got dressed so quickly that I forgot to wear socks. Next, I ran out of the house trying to get the 9:30 bus, but of course I missed it. I wanted to take a taxi, but I didn't have enough money. Finally, I walked the three miles to my school only to discover that it was Sunday! I hope I never have a day as the one I had yesterday. Taken from Ready to Write, 2003 31. What happened to the writer yesterday?

a. He has a terrible day. b. He gets a terrible day. c. He had a terrible day. d. He got a terrible day. e. He have a terrible day 32. Why did he wake up an hour late? a. Because he didn't set alarm clock. b. Because his alarm clock didn't go off. c. Because he didn't see alarm clock. d. Because his alarm clock didn't work. e. Because he didnt have alarm clock 33. What did he do after having breakfast? a. He got dressed so quickly that he forgot to wear socks. b. He wear socks so quickly that he forgot to get dressed. c. He ran out of the house trying to get the 9:30 bus. d. He burned his hand when he was making breakfast. e. He forgot to had breakfast 34. How far did the writer walk? a. He walked for two miles. b. He walked for three miles. c. He walked for four miles. d. He walked for five miles. e. He walked for six miles.

35. What does the writer hope? a. The writer hopes to discover that it was Sunday. b. The writer hopes to take a taxi. c. The writer hopes he never had a day like yesterday. d. The writer hopes that yesterday will be better. e. The writer hopes he will find a new day. Text for number 6-10 Read the text and choose the correct answer based on the text! The Football Match My brother and I went to a football match yesterday. Our school team was playing against another High School team. Our team wore red and white shirts, white shorts, and red stockings. The other team wore orange and black shirts, orange shorts, and black stockings. They look like bees, my brother said, and we laughed. They played like bees too. They ran very fast, attacked very hard, and passed the ball to each other very fast. Soon they scored their _1st goal. My brother and I shouted and shouted, Come on, Valley School! Come on, the Valleys! Our headmaster was near us and he was shouting too. He seemed very enthusiastic. However, the high school scored another goal. We were very sad. Then, one of the bees stopped the ball with one of his hands, so our team got the free kick. Our captain took it and scored a goal. We shouted, Hooray! The score was now 2:1. That was better. Now our team began to play betteror the bees were getting tired. Our team scored another goal before half-time. In the second half of the match, both teams tried very hard, but neither scored, so at the end the score was still two all. Adapted from: L.A. Hill, 1963 36. The text tells about? a. joining a football match b. winning a football match c. attending a football match d. the school football team e. playing football 37. What did the writer and his brother do after the rival team scored the _ 1st goal? a. They shouted to support their school team. b. They shouted to the headmaster. c. They laughed at their school team. d. They ran very fast. e. They played like bees. 38. Which statement is true according to the text? a. The writer and his brother will watch a football match.

b. The writers school team wore orange and black shirts. c. The writer called his school team the bees. d. The writers school team scored the _ 1st goal. e. The opponent scored the _ 1st goal. 39. A word in the text which has the same meaning as leader is ? a. brother b. goal c. captain d. team e. score 40. He seemed very enthusiastic. The antonym of the underlined word is ? a. energized b. excited c. eager d. apathetic e. impatient