Dapet tugas dari guru bahasa inggris suruh bikin soal beserta jawaban dan alasan. Dan akhirnya terkumpul lah soal-soal ini, saya ambil dari berbagai blog yang saya ambil berdasarkan materi kelas XII ^_^
Choose the correct answer by choosing a, b, c, d, or e!
Questions for number 1- 5
The government has just published a report which suggest that television is partly responsible for the serious increase in crime over the last ten years. The exposure of violence or pornography harmfully effects on children.
Many people who are alive today know what it is like to live in a world without television. Television as we know is only about forty years old. Yet it is so much a part of our lives that it seems as if it had always existed.
Some people think that the years before the invention of television were a better time. They claim that families talked more and did more things together. More books were read. People used their imaginations more fully. People got more outdoor exercises.
But others disagree.They claim that television is a powerful educational tool. It informs us of what is going on in the world, from a famine in Africa to a local politics and fashion. It helps us understand how people live, work, and struggle.
In 1961, Newton Minow, a government official, called prime-time schedules “ a vast wasteland.” Television is credited with being a great teacher, but it is also blamed for the poor reading and writing skills of our population. Television gets praised for helping us understand the people of the world. But it has been accused of helping to destroy family life. Television keeps us informed about the political issues of the day.
Experts will probably continue to argue about television’s value. But everyone agrees that it is one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century.
1. The writer wants to tell …..
A. The development of television
B. The advantages of television program
C. How television destroys people’s life
D. How television improves people’s knowledge
E. The influence of television on people’s daily life
2. Many people claim that television is a powerful educational tool. From this
statement we know that they….. with the existence of television.
The right words to fill in the points above are…
3. Which of the following is good for children in watching TV?
A. The children should watch the violence on TV
B. Children may watch TV whenever they like
C. There shouldn’t be government censorship of TV program
D. Children should spend all their time to watch TV program
E. Children should be accompanied by their parents in watching TV
4. “ ….. what is going on in the world, from famine in Africa …” (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word means lack of ….
5. The type of the text is ….
B. News item
E. Hortatory exposition
The following text is for questions 6-11
In 1956 a Brazilian scientist imported some special bees into Brazil from Africa. The African bees were the same size as ordinary bees. But they were much stronger and more dangerous. A sting from one of these bees can kill a man of even a buffalo very quickly.
The scientist imported the bees because he wanted to breed a new type of bees using the African bees and ordinary European bees. He wanted to combine the strength of the African bee with the safety of the European bee. Unfortunately, in 1957, 26 queen bees escaped and began to breed in the jungles of Brazil. They spread very quickly and since that time they have been moving slowly north- wards, covering 300 to 400 kilometers a year. Over 200 people have died after being stung by the killer bees, and thousands of animals have also died. By March 1978 the killer bees had reached Venezuela and in 1980 they arrived in Panama. If they continue to move at the same speed will reach the USA in 1988.
Today scientists from many different countries are trying to find ways of stopping the killer bees. But if they cannot be stopped, the Americans, like the Brazilians, will have to learn how to live with a new a very dangerous visitor.
6. Which bees kill people?
A. The African bees
B. The new type of bees
C. The European bees
D. The ordinary bees
E. The passage does not say
7. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The imported African bees are stronger but not as dangerous as the European bees
B. The African bees are smaller but more dangerous than the European bees
C. A sting from the African bee is so poisonous that it can kill a buffalo in a very short time
D. Scientists have been successful in stopping the killer bees
E. A scientist wanted to breed a new type of bees that give more honey
8. Which of the following is NOT TRUE according to the passage?
A. A Brazilian scientist wanted to have a new type of bees
B. Scientists are trying to prevent the killer bees from moving north-wards
C. Many people have died because of the poisonous sting of the African bees
D. The dangerous bees moved to Venezuela before reaching Panama
E. The imported African bees are less dangerous than the European ones
9. When the passage was written?
A. The killer bees had already reached the USA
B. Thousands of animals had already died
C. Scientist had found ways of stopping the killer bees
D. The Brazilian scientists had already bred a new type of bees
E. People in Brazil had already known how to live with the killer bees
10. “But they were much stronger and more dangerous”. (paragraph 1)
Who is the underline word?
A. Brazilian scientist
B. The scientist
C. The Americans
D. The African bees
E. The Brazilians
11. “But will have to learn how to live with a new a very dangerous visitor”. (paragraph 3)
Antonyms the underline word are…
The text is for questions 12-17
Once there was a farmer from Laos. Every morning and every evening, he ploughed his field with his buffalo.
One day, a tiger saw a mouse deer, and a cockerel walking together to meet a snail. On their way, they saw a farmer and a buffalo working in the field. The tiger said to the mouse deer and a cockerel, “I wonder how stupid the buffalo is. He lets himself being ruled by the small animal.” “You are right. The big animal is really stupid. I’m sure he knows very well that the small animal has killed my brothers and sisters for their meals”, said the cockerel. “Well, if it were true, the small animal must be.heartless one. I think you’d better ask the big animal, Tiger” said the mouse deer.
After the man went home, the tiger spoke to the buffalo, “You are so big and strong. Why do you do everything the man tells you?” The buffalo answered, “Oh the man is very intelligent.” The tiger asked, “Can you tell me how intelligent he is?” “No, I can’t tell you,” said the buffalo, “but you can ask him”.
So the next day the tiger said to the man, Can I see your intelligence?” But the man answered, “It’s at home.” “Can you go and get it?” asked the tiger. “Yes,” said the man, “but I’m afraid you will kill my buffalo when I’m gone. Can I tie you on a tree?”After the man tied the tiger on the tree, he didn’t go home to get his intelligence. He took his plough and hit tiger. Then he said,”Now, you know about my intelligence even if you haven’t seen it”
12. The tiger became more curious because of …
A. the snail’s advice.
B. the cockerel’s story
C. the man’s intelligence.
D. the mouse deer’s request.
E. the big buffalo’s suggestion.
13. Which of the following was surprised to see the buffalo and the farmer working on the field?
A. The lion
B. The tiger
C. The snail
D. The cockerel
E. The mouse deer.
14. What lesson can we learn from the story?
A. Don’t leave your intelligence at home.
B. Intelligence can’t be judged from appearance.
C. Don’t compare man’s intelligence to animal’s.
D. The bigger a person, the more intelligence he is.
E. The smaller a person, the more intelligence he is.
15. The main idea of paragraph 2 is
A. The buffalo is very useful for the farmer.
B. The mouse deer didn’t believe the cockerel’s story.
C. The cockerel supported the tiger’s idea to ask the buffalo.
D. The tiger was surprised to hear the cockerel’s story about his family.
E. The mouse deer told the tiger to ask the buffalo to get the answer to their surprise.
16. The tiger wondering how stupid buffalo because of…
a. The buffalo gave advice to tiger to meet the man
b. he saw the mouse deer, and a cockerel walking together to meet a snail
c. he saw the buffalo is working with farmers in the field.
d. the buffalo can’t told how the man’s intelligence.
e. a tiger saw a mouse deer, and a cockerel walking together to meet a snail.
17. Which of the following is true of the story?
a. The small animal is really stupid
b. the big animal has killed brothers and sisters the cockerel
c. The man lets himself being ruled by the small animal.
d. The buffalo lets himself being ruled by the small animal
e. The tiger is big and strong
18. Read the dialogue!
Ita : Hey, you. stop!
Vita : What’s up?
Ita : You are to blame for steel my earphone
Vita : I’m not. I don’t do that.
Ita : But everybody in class said you do that. You have to be responsible for this!
Vita : Prove it. I will change your earphone if you can prove it.
Ita : OK. I will.
Underlined word is an expression of…
19. Read the dialogue!
Dede : Hey you! You stole my mobile phone.
Jupe : Huh! How dare you are. I won’t do that suck things.
Dede : Yea, I’ve seen you out of my room. It must be you stealing my mobile phone.
Jupe : I never do it. Why do you always suspect in me?
Dede : Yea. Because you’re suck.
Underlined word is expression of…
The dialogue for questions 20-21
Employee : Good afternoon can I help you?
Customer : I hope so. I bought this television here about three months ago, but the sound and picture quality are awful. The picture is always flickering and there’s a dark line down the left-hand side of the screen And there’s an annoying hissing sound in the background.
Employee : Do you have an outdoor antenna?
Customer : Yes, I do.
Employee :Have you tried adjusting the antenna?
Customer : Several times.
Employee : Hmmmmm. I’ll get our engineers to have a look at it.
Employee : A friend of mine bought the same model here and had exactly the same problems. I want a refund.
Employee : I’m afraid it isn’t our policy to give refunds, sir.
Customer : I want to see the manager.
20. The customer wants a refund of money because…
A. The television he bought three months ago totally dead.
B. The new television he bought turned out to be dead.
C. His television was died.
D. The television that he bought three months ago, the sound and picture are awful.
E. The television that bought his friend, the sound and picture are awful.
21. What employee responses to customer complaints?
A. Accepting complaint
B. Delaying a complaint
C. Rejecting a complaint
D. Making a complaint too
E. Not respond
The text is for questions 22-25
Have you ever wondered how people get chocolate from? In this article we’ll enter the amazing world of chocolate so you can understand exactly what you’re eating.
Chocolate starts with a tree called the cacao tree. This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in places such as South America, Africa, and Indonesia. The cacao tree produces a fruit about the size of a small pine apple. Inside the fruit are the tree’s seeds, also known as cocoa beans.
The beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun and then shipped to the chocolate maker. The chocolate maker starts by roasting the beans to bring out the flavour. Different beans from different places have different qualities and flavor, so they are often sorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix. Next, the roasted beans are winnowed. Winnowing removes the meat nib of the cacao bean from its shell. Then, the nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make it a liquid. The liquid is called chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter. All seeds contain some amount of fat, and cacao beans are not different. However,cacao beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs form liquid. It’s pure bitter chocolate.
22. The text is about …
A. The cacao tree
B. The cacao beans
C. The raw chocolate
D. The making of chocolate
E. The flavour of chocolate
23. The third paragraph focuses on …
A. The process of producing chocolate
B. How to produce the cocoa flavour
C. Where chocolate comes from
D. The chocolate liquor
E. The cacao fruit
24. ” …, so they are often sorted and blended to produce …” (Paragraph 3)
The underlined word is close in meaning to …
25. How does the chocolate maker start to make chocolate?
A. By fermenting the beans
B. By roasting the beans
C. By blending the beans
D. By sorting the beans
E. By drying the beans