07
Sep
11

kumpulan soal bahasa inggris

A. Choose the best answers for each question!
Text 1
“Once upon a time a hawk fell in love with a hen. The hawk flew down from the sky and asked the hen, “Won’t you marry me?”
The hen loved the brave, strong hawk and wishes to marry him. But she said, “I cannot fly as high as you can. If you give me time, I may learn to fly as high as you. Then, we can fly together.”
The hawk agreed. Before he went away, he gave the hen a ring. “This is to show that you have promised to marry me,” said the hawk.
So it happened that the hen had already promised to marry a rooster. So, when the rooster saw the ring, he became angry. “Throw the ring away at once! Didn’t you tell the hawk that you’d already promised to marry me?” shouted the rooster. The hen was so frightened at the rooster’s anger that she threw the ring immediately.
When the hawk came the next day, the hen told the truth. The hawk was so furious that he cursed the hen. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Now, you’ll always be scratching the earth, and I’ll always be flying above you to catch your children,” said the hawk.
The curse seems to come true.

1. Why couldn’t the hen say “yes” right away?
a. Because she didn’t love the hawk
b. Because she had no ring to exchange
c. Because it would make the rooster angry
d. Because the hawk was too brave and strong
e. Because she had to learn how to fly as high as the hawk
Because the answer in the text

3. The hawk flew down from the sky and asked the hen, “Won’t you marry me?” (paragraph 1)
What does the utterance mean?
a. The hen wanted to marry the hawk
b. The hen refused to marry the hawk
c. The hen agreed to be the hawk’s wife
d. The hawk proposed the hen to be his wife
e. The hawk wanted to marry the hen in the sky
Because the answer in the text

Text 2
Hans Christian Andersen
In many ways, Hans Christian Andersen was like a person out of one of his own stories. He once said, ‘Most of what I have written is a reflection of myself. Every character is from life.’
Andersen was the only son of a poor shoemaker and of a mother who could hardly read. When he was 11 years old, his father died so Andersen left school and started working in a factory to support his family. Even though he was talented and could sing well, people used to laugh at him because he was so ugly: he was very tall and clumsy, with a long nose and small eyes. When he was 14, he walked to Copenhagen to try his luck in the big city. At the age of 17 he was put in a school to learn with 12-years-olds. The headmaster and the children mocked and bullied him, just as the animals in one of his famous stories, The Ugly Duckling, mock the ugly duckling, who, of course, turns into a beautiful swan in the end. In 1828 he entered the University of Copenhagen where he started writing.
Andersen wrote several plays and novels, but it was his tales for children that brought him world-wide praise. They include Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Tin Soldier, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, and the Emperor’s New Clothes. He wrote them exactly as he would have told them to a child, and many other writers began to copy the kind of simple language he used. Not all his stories have happy endings because Andersen knew that sometimes sad things happen, as they had in his life. As his fame grew, his books were translated all over the world and he was honored in many countries. However, he remained a shy and lonely man.

5. The text above tells about…
a. What Andersen has once experienced
b. What Andersen wanted to be
c. The environment where Andersen lived
d. How Andersen wrote his novels
e. When Andersen started writing

7. What is the genre of the text?
a. Narrative
b. News item
c. Hortatory exposition
d. Descriptive
e. Recount
Because the text about Hans Christian Andersen’s experience

Text 3
The Frog King
Long ago there was a king who had a beautiful daughter. He loved her very much. Everyday the princess would sit by the old palace well and toss a golden ball high in the air and let it drop. She loved to play this game.
One day she accidentally tossed her ball too high. When it came down she couldn’t catch it. It fell deep into the well. The princess began to cry. “Why are you crying?” said a voice behind her. The princess looked down. She saw a frog. “Oh, Please, Frog”, said the princess, “I lost my ball down the well. If you bring it back to me, I will do anything you want.” “Anything at all?” asked the frog. “Yes, anything”, said the princess.
So the frog dived into the well and gave the ball back to the princess. “I don’t want money or property”, said the frog. “Let me live with you and be favorite friend”. The princess didn’t really want to let the frog come and lived with her as her favorite friend but she was an honest princess. When she made a promise she kept it. So the frog came back with her to the palace.
One day the princess discovered that the frog turned into a handsome prince so they got married and lived happily ever after.

9. The communicative purpose of the text is to…
a. entertain the readers with a fairy tale
b. describe how the fro took the ball
c. persuade the readers to read the story
d. inform the readers about the princess’ and the frogs marriage
e. explain to the readers why the princess married the frog

Text 4
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero, a Florentine notary and landlord, but lived on the estate and was treated as a legitimate son.
In 1483, Leonardo da Vinci drew the first model of a helicopter. It did not look very much like our modern day “copter,” but the idea of what it could do was about the same.
Leonardo was an artist and sculptor. He was very interested in motion and movement and tried to show it in his art. In order to show movement, he found it helpful to study the way things moved. One subject he liked to study was birds and how they flew. He spent many hours watching the birds and examining the structure of their wings. He noticed how they cupped air with their wings and how the feathers helped hold the air. Through these studies, Leonardo began to understand how birds were able to fly.
Like many other men, Leonardo began to dream of the day when people would be able to fly. He designed a machine that used all the things he had learned about flight, and thus became the first model of a helicopter.
Poor Leonardo had only one problem, however. He had no way to give the necessary speed to his invention. You see, motors had not yet been invented and speed was an important part of the flying process. It would be another four hundred years before the engine was invented and another fifty years before it was put to the test in an airplane. Leonardo’s dream of a helicopter finally came to pass in 1936.
The Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist, Leonardo died on May 2, 1519, and was buried in the cloister of San Fiorentino in Amboise.

11. What is the author’s main point?
a. The invention of the helicopter.
b. Birds cup air with their wings and use feathers to help hold the air.
c. An overview of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many skills.
d. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 and died in 1519.
e. The dream of Leonardo da Vinci

13. Which paragraph explains why Leonardo’s helicopter was not successful in his lifetime:
a. paragraph 1 d. paragraph 4
b. paragraph 2 e. paragraph 5
c. paragraph 3

15. What was the main problem with Leonardo’s invention?
a. motors were not yet invented
b. the birds lost their feathers
c. he was illegitimate
d. he couldn’t draw
e. he only tended to art

17. In what year was the first helicopter flown?
a. 1483 b. 1452 c. 1519 d. 1936 d. 1542

Text 5
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19. Why did Grace Swan complete this form?
a. To win an award
b. To apply for a design job
c. To enroll in design school
d. To receive a journal
e. To go international

21. How long will it take for the first issue to arrive?
a. One day d. One year
b. One week e. Unknown
c. One month

Text 6
Please follow these steps in order to make machine withdrawal from your City Bank checking or saving account.
1. Insert your card face up into the card slot on the machine teller
2. Enter your four digit identification number on the numbered button
3. Press the withdrawal button for checking or the button for saving
4. Enter the amount of withdrawal, either fifty or one hundred dollars, on the numbered buttons
and wait for your receipt to be printed
5. Remove your card from the slot. The withdrawal will open with receipt and your cash
withdrawal in fifty dollars packets.
All customers are limited to two withdrawals in one twenty-four-hour period. If you attempt to withdraw more than the limited number of times, your card will be retained in the machine, and you will have to reclaim it in person at your main branch bank.

23. What is mainly discussed in the passage?
a. How to apply for a City Bank card
b. How to establish an account at City Bank
c. How to use the city bank machine teller
d. How to withdraw at City Bank
e. How to reclaim a card at main branch bank

25. Based on the passage we can conclude that____
a. 55678 is the example of typical identification number
b. $200 is the maximum amount that can be withdrawn
c. withdrawal may be made from checking account only
d. a fifty-dollar withdrawal would be received in two packets
e. if the card is retained, the customer has to apply the new one

27. 1. Push in the power button.
2. Put the CD into the CD compartment, then push in the open/close button
3. Put the plug into the socket.
4. To open/close the CD compartment, push in the open/close button.
The right order of the sentences above is…
a. 3-2-4-1 b. 3-1-4-2 c. 3-1-2-4 d. 3-4-2-1 e. 3-2-1-4

29. _____ your shoes when you enter a mosque. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
a. Put off d. Take on
b. Put on e. Bring
c. Take off

31. Kelly : “How do you do? My name is Kelly. I am from Seattle.
Madonna : “______? I am Madonna, from Melbourne. I am glad to see you.
a. Very well, thank you do
b. How do you do
c. How are you today
d. I am fine, thanks
e. Not at all A. Choose the best answers for each question!

33. Craig : “___________”
Mrs. Angelina : Yes,Please. Thank you. Hm…… This tea tastes good and smells fragrant.
a. Would you like a cup of tea,Mrs.Shelley?
b. Can you help me?i am thirsty.
c. Would you like me to have a cup of tea?
d. May I have some?
e. Would you let me drink a cup of tea,please?
35. Man : Did you enjoy your weekend at the tea plantation?
Woman : Cetainly,__________________
a. happiness
b. invitation.
c. Sadness
d. Getting people’s attention
e. Introduction

37. Mrs.John : “Yesterday wasthe hardest day,Mrs.Paul.”
Mrs.Paul : “Why do you say that?”
Mrs.John : “My Husband wa dismissed from his office.”
Mrs.Paul : “Oh,____________”
a. I’m sorry to hear that
b. I disagree with you
c. I think that was borring
d. I’m happy to hear that
e. Fantastic! How did you get it?

39. Denny : “___ you at home last night?
David : “Yes,I ___ at home accompanied my mother
a. was-were c. do-did e. does-are
b. is-are d. were-was


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