Ini adalah soal Ujian Akhir B. Inggris SMA tahun 2009 plus kunci jawaban
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|Every time they see illegal logging in their area, the women and children cry out, "Where can we settle and make a living if our forests were gone?"|
They are the forest people, members of the local Anak Dalam tribe, in Mangkekal (Makekal), Bukit Duabelas national Park, Jambi province. They have tried very hard to protect the forest zone from illegal logging operations. "Adult as well as children are fighting for the conservation of this forest," said tribal chief Tumenggung (Regent) meriak.
The national park zone is about 60,000 hectares. It is home for about 1,500 Anak Dalam. The tribesmen live in Mangkekal, Kedasung, Air hitam, and Terap.
|1.||The text mainly tells us about ........|
|2.||Who were fighting for the conservation of the forest ........|
|3.||The purpose of the text is ........|
|4.||The tribesmen who are not included in the protest are from ........|
|The Incas used to be a large empire of 990.000 km² in Peru of South America. Their city was high up in the Andes Mountains. They were well- known for their great wealth, especially gold. This great empire was unfortunately destroyed in an attack by the Spaniards who were searching for their famed gold. Although this empire existed way back in 1493, it was not backward but complex and well-organized.|
The empire was ruled by the Sapa Inca, Lord of the World, Son of the Sun. He owned everything in the empire - the land, soil, gold and even the people. The people, therefore, had no freedom.
Boys and girls were to life of obedience and tradition. They began working in their ayllu or family groups. The rule was Ama sua, ama llulla, ama sheklla, which means, "Do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy."
Despite this difficult way of live, the Incas were very skilful. They constructed drainage system and underground water reservoirs. Their buildings were made from huge stones. These were cut to flit perfectly together so that no mortar was needed. Their rope bridges were so strong that even a horse could gallop across them!
The Incas had no written language. Information was recorded on knotted strings called quipus. These were also used as calculators. Strong and healthy young boys were chosen as chasquis or couriers to carry messages from one place to another.
|5.||The text mainly tells about ........|
|6.||"They constructed drainage system and underground water reservoirs." (Paragraph 4)|
The underlined word has the same meaning as ........
|7.||How was the empire destroyed ........|
|8.||What did they use to calculate ........|
|Higher Education for Women In this modern era, there are still some parents who are reluctant about sending their daughters to college. The narrow attitude shown to women's education is largely due to the traditional role of women in society. A woman is expected to be a wife and a mother. Most parents believe that if their daughter gets married and chooses to be a housewife, then the higher education will be waste. However, an educated woman is not only a better wife but also contributes something to the society.|
Nowadays, more and more women are successfully combining their career and marriage. Educated women are richer both emotionally and financially. They are able to find an outlet for their monotonous drudgery of their housekeeping. They bring more satisfaction and contentment to their lives.
Depriving girls of higher education is crash discrimination. Times have changed; modern society needs the talents of its people regardless of gender. Today, women work alongside men. In fact, in the last few decades, women have made outstanding contributions to society.
Women should be given the freedom to be educated whether or not they get married or go to work after finishing their education, because it is only through education that a woman will find herself useful and discover that she wants in life. A woman who works is not an insult to her husband. Conversely, her husband should feel proud of her achievements since. marriage is actually an equal patnership.
Therefore, parents should not think that girls should receive less education just because they will get married one day.
|9.||What makes parents reluctant to send their daughters to college ........|
|10.||What is the main purpose of the text ........|
|11.||Modern society needs ........|
|12.||"In fact, in the last few decades, women have made oustanding contributions to society." (Paragraph 3).|
The synonym of the italic word is ........
|There are a lot of discussions as to whether children should be given homework or not.|
Some people claim that children to enough work in school alredy. They also argue that children have hobbies that they want to do after school, such as sports or music. A further point they make is that a lot of homework is pointless and doesn't help the child learn at all.
However, there are also strong arguments against this point of view. Parents and teachers argue that it is important to find out whether children can work on their own without the support from the teacher. They say that the evening is a good time for children to sit down and think about what they have learned in school.
Furthermore they claim that the school day is too short to get anything done that needs doing and it makes sense to send home tasks like independent reading or futher writing tasks that don't need teacher's support.
On balance, I think that some homework is a good idea but that it should only given at the weekend when cildren have more time.
|13.||How do we compare the second and the fourth paragraph ........|
|14.||How many reasons are presented by those who are against homework ........|
|15.||Those who are pro homework think that the students can ........ in the evening.|
|16.||"A further point they make is that a lot of homework is pointless and doesn't help the child learn at all." (Paragraph 2).|
The underlined word is synonymous with ........
|17.||What is the writer's suggestion about homework ........|
I'm going to Anula supermarket to get some sugar. Would you like to turn the stove on when you are home? I've put some soup there. Just heat it for about 5 minutes and then take it out from the stove before you have dinner.
|18.||What is the message about ........|
|19.||"I've put some soup there."|
The word there in the sentence refers to ........
|For students - grade XII-who need the polytechnic admission form:|
2 choices - Rp 125,000.00
3 choices - Rp 160,000.00
From 6-16 July 2009
Contact Person: Tarjo Phone (022) 2011975
|20.||What is the purpose of the text ........|
|21.||The deadline to order the form is ........|
|Apt BLK 30, Eunos St.|
#05 - 116
2nd April 2009 Dear Liza,
I have received your letter asking me to meet you at your house this Sunday to discuss the urgent matter you have. I regret however to say that it will not be possible for me to see you on Sunday as I already have a previous appointment. I shall see you on Monday, next week, at 5 p.m. Hoping the change of date will be convenient to you.
|22.||What does the letter tell about ........|
|23.||Why did Liza ask Daisy to come to her house ........|
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|24.||Who is the addressee of this advertisement ........|
|25.||What is the text about ........|
|26.||Those who are accepted to work for the hotel ........|
|Once upon a time there lived as neighbours, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good short, and the bear, being very clumsy, could not use the arrow to good advantage. The bear would call over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came with the bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear's anger by refusing, consented and went with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed, he shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left after the bear and his family had loaded themselves, and packed all they could carry home. The bear was very gluttonous and did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat, so the poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchering, as the bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up. Poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day's work.|
The bear was the father of five children. The youngest child was very kind to the rabbit. The mother bear, knowing that her youngest child was very hearty eater, always gave him an extra large piece of meat, but the youngest child didn't eat. He would take it outside with him and pretend to play ball with it, kicking it toward the rabbit's house, and when he got close to the door he would give the meat with such a great kick, that it would fly into the rabbit's house and in this way the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear.
|27.||The poor rabbit didn't taste any of the meat because ........|
|28.||Which statement is NOT TRUE according to the text ........|
|29.||The story teach us that ........|
|SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two months for repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote control, news reports said on Thursday.|
Muhammad Shafiq Woon Abdullah admitted in Singapore court. He physically abused the woman on several occasions, between June and October 2002, The Straits Times said.
The magistrate's court heard that Shafiq, 31; began striking Winarti, 22, about a month after she started working for him.
He hit her on the head with the TV set's remote control because he was unhappy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.
S.S. Dhillon, Shafiq's lawyer, said his client had become mad when he saw his daughter's face covered as she laid in bed.
He said his client thought the maid had put the child in danger. - DPA.
|30.||The text reported ........|
|31.||When did Shafiq physically abuse the woman ........|
|32.||Why did Shafiq punch Winarti on her back? She was accused of ........|
|I usually woke up at 8 a.m. and went to the press center to check the daily schedule of briefings and press conferences, usually held by the United Nations officials or disaster mitigation team chief, Alwi Shihab.|
It was challenging to visit different refugee camps to find soft stories, human interest stories. Then, I went back to the press center in between to cover the press conferences of the day.
It was heart breaking when I saw these survivors fight for food and secondhand clothing, which they said were limited and inadequate. Emerging to a glaring, full noon, it was time to go back to the press center to write stories and race against time, always fearing that the internet connection would come crashing down.
And after everything was done, only then I remembered to eat. Most times, I only ate once a day because you always had to rush and it was difficult to find food. You had to travel quite far, about a 30-to 45-minute trip by car to find fresh food.
|33.||How often did the writer eat a day ........|
|34.||" ........ mitigation team chief Alwi Shihab ." (Paragraph 1)|
The synonym of the underlined word is ........
|35.||What is the writer's occupation ........|