27 Februari 2012

Soal Bahasa Inggris XI SMA sem 2


SEKOLAH MENENGAH ATAS / MADRASAH ALIYAH
Kelas : XI, Bahasa Inggris (Test Semester/02)
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                                                The Necessity of Salt
      Once upon a time there was a king who had three daughters. Because they were good
and beautiful he loved them all sincerely. He did not know which one he should appoint as
queen.
      As his birthday approached he summoned his daughters and said to them, "My dear
children, I love all three of you sincerely, and for a long time have not known which one of
you I should name to be the heir to my throne. But I have now decided that the one of you
shall become queen who brings to me a birthday present that is most necessary in human
life. Go and make your plans accordingly and with utmost diligence."
     The old king's birthday arrived, and the two oldest daughters brought him presents
that were very necessary, but at the same time extremely expensive. However, the youngest daughter brought him nothing more than a little pile of salt in a decorated container. When the king saw her present, he became very angry, and he drove his daughter out of the castle, forbidding her ever again to let herself be seen by him.
      With deep sorrow the rejected daughter went out into the unknown world, comforted
only by her faith in her own good sense. After walking a good while she came to an inn.
There she found a female innkeeper who thoroughly understood cooking. She entered an
apprenticeship with her and soon exceeded even the innkeeper in the art of cooking.
       News spread far and wide of the excellent cook in this inn, and everyone who came
this way and who still had a few kreuzers left in his pocket stopped to be served a roast or
something even more elegant.
     The king heard of the cook's reputation, and he hired her as court cook. Now it came
to pass that the oldest princess was getting married, and the famous cook was assigned the
preparation of the wedding feast, with no expenses to be spared.
      Thus on the wedding day one elegant dish after the other was served until the table
almost cracked. Everything was excellently prepared, and everyone praised the cook. Finally the king's favorite dish arrived. Quickly taking a spoon he tasted it. "This has not been salted!" he cried out angrily. "Have the cook brought before me!"
        They quickly ran for the cook, who entered the hall undaunted.
        "Why did you forget to salt my favorite dish, you careless girl?" snapped the king at her.
        The cook answered, "You drove away your youngest daughter because she thought
that salt was so necessary. Perhaps you can now see that your child was not so wrong."
        When the king heard these words he recognized his daughter, begged her for
forgiveness, asked her to be seated at his side, and accepted her once again as his dear
child. Then the wedding became doubly joyful.
       The king lived happily with his children for many years thereafter.
                                                                               Adapted from http://www.pitt.edu

1.   
The text is about…
A.
a princess who wanted to celebrate her birthday.
B.
a king who became a famous cook.
C.
a princess who proved that salt was so necessary.
D.
a princess who finally got married with a famous cook.
E.
A princess who droved his own father out of their castle.

2.   
Why did the King ask his daughters to bring him a birthday present that was the most necessary thing in human life?
A.
To show that he was the most powerful man in the kingdom.
B.
To see who loved him most.
C.
To decide who would be his cook.
D.
To decide who would marry with the prince.
E.
To decide who would be the next queen

3.   
Why did the King drive his youngest daughter out of his castle?
A.
Because she wanted to become a cook.
B.
Because he though that she did not respect him.
C.
Because the King did not want her got married with the Prince.
D.
Because he wanted to prepare her to become the queen.
E.
Because she did not want to give him any birthday gift.

4.   
Where did the King's daughter learn to cook?
A.
In the castle.
B.
In a villager's house.
C.
In a famous restaurant.
D.
In an inn.
E.
In a course.

5.   
Why did the King ask the famous cook to prepare the wedding fest?
A.
Because the King knew that it was his daughter.
B.
Because people believed that she was the best cook in the kingdom.
C.
Because she applied for the position of King's cook.
D.
Because the King wanted to prove that salt was not so importance.
E.
Because the King did not any other cook in the kingdom.

6.   
How did the King's daughter prove that salt is the most necessary thing in human live?
A.
By giving the King a container of salt.
B.
By telling the King that she is the famous cook.
C.
By serving dishes cooked with much salt.
D.
By serving very sweet dishes.
E.
By serving dishes cooked without salt.

7.   
The Indonesian equivalent of the word "cook" in paragraph 6 is …
A.
memasak
B.
juru masak
C.
dimasak
D.
masakan
E.
alat masak

8.   
The word "undaunted" in paragraph 8 is contradictory in meaning to …
A.
curious
B.
fearless
C.
doubt
D.
confused
E.
afraid

                              The Blonde and the Lawyer
       A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY.
      The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game.
       The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
       The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun.
       He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me
$5.00, and vise versa."
       Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep. The lawyer, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5.00, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.00."
       This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment
unless she plays, agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance
from the earth to the moon?" The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls
out a $5.00 bill and hands it to the lawyer. "Okay" says the lawyer, "your turn."
       She asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four
legs?" The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references,
no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the library
of congress, no answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers, to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the blonde, and hands her $500.00.
       The blonde says, "Thank you", and turns back to get some more sleep.
        The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, what's the answer?" Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.
                                                                          Adapted from http://www.dizzyboy.com

9.   
The story tells us about …
A.
A plane which a blonde and a lawyer took.
B.
A lawyer who played a game with a blonde.
C.
A lawyer who bet on something with a blonde.
D.
A blonde who was tricked by a lawyer.
E.
A blonde who lost her money.

10.   
What did the lawyer want to play with the blonde?
A.
hide and seek
B.
chicken limbo
C.
jump rope
D.
guessing game
E.
scrabble

11.   
What was the rule of the game finally?
A.
If the blonde could not answer the lawyer's question, she paid him $5.00, and vise versa.
B.
If the blonde could not answer the question, she should pay $5.00. If the lawyer could not answer her question, he should pay $500.00.
C.
If the blonde could not answer the lawyer's question, she paid him $500.00, and vise versa.
D.
If the blonde could not answer the lawyer's question, she paid him $500.00. If the lawyer could not answer her question, he paid her $5.00.
E.
If the lawyer could not answer her question, he paid her $500.00. If the blonde could not answer his question, she did not have to pay him.

12.   
How much money did the blonde benefit from the game?
A.
$5.00
B.
$50.00
C.
$500.00
D.
$510.00
E.
$490.00

13.   
Who was cleverer, the blonde or the lawyer?
A.
the blonde
B.
the lawyer
C.
none of them was clever.
D.
Both were clever.
E.
They were the same.

14.   
The word "miffed' in the last paragraph has the similar meaning to…
A.
shy
B.
happy
C.
generous
D.
doubt
E.
angry

                                                          Muslim's Headscarf
       The right to freedom of religion is enshrined in the UN charter and considered by many to be a basic human right. Some religions require special diet, others prayer at specific times. Why should a religious mode of dress receive as much protection as these other aspects of religious freedom?
       Many Muslim women view the veil as a means to protect their modesty and privacy.
Just as we would not force any women to be seen in public in her underwear if she did not
feel comfortable doing so, why should a woman be forced to show her hair if she does not
want to? Modesty is a personal judgment call; some are comfortable in the smallest bikini
while others prefer a lot more clothing. No one but the woman herself should make that
decision.
       Muslim women are not the only ones to feel coerced over their mode of dress. Most
people are affected by the societal norms surrounding them. Fashion trends could be seen
in exactly the same light as religious traditions.
       Banning head coverings is only likely to provoke a more extreme reaction among highly religious communities. Framing laws to ban only Islamic forms of dress could be considered an attack on one religion. Feeling under attack could cause the Islamic community to close off into itself. They could set up religious schools where their children can dress as they want them to and not mix with children from other faiths. These effects could never be good for the integration of society and would further the influence of extremists. Internationally, the perceived attack on Islamic values would inflame wider Muslim opinion, feed conspiracy theories and add to the dangerous feeling that there is a clash of civilizations.
         Intolerant schools make up problems as an excuse for not allowing Muslims freedom
of religious expression. In a multicultural society, students should be aware of the different
religious practice and cultural traditions of their classmates, and be taught to understand
and respect these. Without such respect, Muslims and other groups with distinctive dress,
such as Orthodox Jews and Sikhs, will be driven out of mainstream education and forced to educate their children separately, which will really create divisions and alienation.
       Based on the above discussion, the government should not banned Muslim's headscarf
as a part of school or office uniforms.
                                                                            Adapted from www.wikipedia.com

15.   
What does the text discuss?
A.
Muslim students
B.
Muslim boarding school
C.
Muslim life
D.
Muslim headscarf
E.
Muslim community

16.   
What is Muslim women's view on the veil?
A.
It is an obstacle of their freedom.
B.
It is to protect their modesty and privacy.
C.
It is a fashion trend among them.
D.
They feel being forced to wear it.
E.
It is what their parents told them to wear.

17.   
Paragraph 4 tells us that banning on Muslim headscarf could …
A.
arouse social conflict among social communities.
B.
maintain solidarity among social communities.
C.
provoke a more extreme reaction among highly religious communities
D.
teach students social awareness.
E.
make Muslim women loose their identity.

18.   
"Intolerant schools make up problems as an excuse for not allowing Muslims freedom of religious expression" (paragraph 5) The sentence implies…
A.
Muslims freedom of religious expression may cause problems.
B.
Many social conflicts arouse because of Muslims freedom of religious expression.
C.
Schools should not be tolerant to any freedom of religious expression.
D.
Schools are allowed to ban Muslim headscarf because it may cause problems.
E.
Schools should not ban Muslims freedom of religious expression on any reason.

19.   
What does the writer suggest?
A.
Schools should not be tolerant to any freedom of religious expression.
B.
Students should know various social groups among the society.
C.
The government should ban Muslims headscarf because it may arouse conflicts.
D.
Muslim's headscarf as a part of school or office uniforms should not be banned.
E.
Schools are allowed to ban Muslim headscarf because it may arouse many problems.

20.   
The word "veil" in paragraph 2 has similar meaning to …
A.
helmet
B.
glove
C.
headscarf
D.
napkin
E.
sock

The next questions have nothing to do with the text

21.   
Man      : Why should you leave me? I love you.
Woman : ... but I really have to go. I'm sorry.
A.
I hate you
B.
I love you too
C.
I really do not want to be here
D.
I'm sick of you
E.
I don't like you

22.   
Man      : I really have to say that ....
Woman : Thanks. But I'm sorry I can't.
A.
I'm sorry.
B.
You're really jerk.
C.
You're really help me.
D.
This is so embarrassing.
E.
I have a crush on you.

23.   
Woman : Have you heard that the government will subsidize farmers who use 
               organic farming?
Man      : ... because not many farmers are willing to do organic farming without
               some support from the government.
A.
I disagree with the idea
B.
I don't really care about it
C.
I think this is not a good idea
D.
I think it is a good idea
E.
I think the government should think about it twice

24.   
Man      : Do you think that free education for poor people will be an effective policy?
Woman : .... because this is what they really need.
A.
I think this will help them a lot
B.
I don't think that this is good
C.
I think they will be spoiled
D.
I don't think that it's necessary
E.
I disagree with the idea

25.   
Man      : ... I've booked the table but you give it to other customers.
Woman : I'm really sorry, Sir. We're going to fix it.
A.
I really don't mind
B.
This is really a nuisance.
C.
This is nice.
D.
I like it.
E.
I am really happy with that.

26.   
Man      : ... You'd better go away now.
Woman : Fine.
A.
I'm happy now.
B.
You're so nice.
C.
You're really helpful.
D.
You make me happy.
E.
You start to piss me off.

27.  
 
Man      : Yesterday, I had to stand in the school corridor because I didn't do          
               my  homework. Many students stared at me ....
Woman : You should do your homework before you get to the class.
A.
I didn't really care.
B.
It was so embarrassing.
C.
I was so happy.
D.
Finally, I could make it.
E.
I was pleased.

28.   
Woman : There were so many people watching my performance and I made a mistake
                in front of them ....
Man      : That's fine. Mistakes are not always bad things.
               You can learn from it and you won't make the same mistake in the future.
A.
I was so happy.
B.
I was in doubt.
C.
I was so embarrassed.
D.
I did not agree.
E.
I was little bit fuzzy.

29.   
Man      : You should not scream at the man.
Woman : He plays the cassette too loudly ....
A.
It annoys me.
B.
It makes me happy.
C.
I'm still confused about it.
D.
I don't know about it.
E.
I am afraid of him.

30.   
Man      : Stop disturbing me. I'm working ....
Woman : Oh. I'm sorry. I'm leaving. Bye.
A.
You make me happy.
B.
You make me confused.
C.
You make me angry.
D.
I'm sorry.
E.
I'm counting on you.
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