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SEMESTER 1 FINAL TEST

AKADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011

Subject : English (Reading section)

Day/Date :

Class/Program : XII science /Social /Language and art

Time alotment : 90 Munites

Reading Section

In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand written English. Some texts and questions will be given in this section. Read them carefully and answer the questions.

This text is for question 1 to 5

Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Snow White. She lived with her aunt and uncle because her parents were dead.

One day she heard her uncle and aunt talking about leaving Snow White in the castle because they both wanted to go to America and they didn’t have enough money to take Snow White.

Snow White did not want her uncle and aunt to do this, so she decided it would be best if she ran away. The next morning she ran away from home when her aunt and uncle were having breakfast. She ran away into the woods. She was very tired and hungry. Then she saw a little cottage. She knocked but no one answered, so she went inside and fell asleep.

Meanwhile, the seven dwarfs were coming from work. They went inside. There they found Snow White sleeping. Then Snow White woke up. She saw the dwarfs. The dwarfs said,: What’s your name?” Snow White said, “My name is Snow White”.

The dwarfs said, ”If you wish, you may live here with us.” Snow White said,” Oh could (I)? Thank you.” Then Snow White told the dwarfs the whole story and Snow White and the 7 dwarfs lived happily ever after.

1. The setting of the story above is……………..

a. in America b. in the castle c. in the forest d. in the city e. in the heaven

2 Why did Snow White run away from home?

a. Because her aunt and uncle did not have enough money

b. Because her mother and father were dead.

c. Because she wanted her uncle and aunt to go to America

d. Because she did not want her uncle and aunt to go to America

e. Because she wanted to live with the seven dwarfs.

3. What is the communicative purpose of the text?

a. To describe Snow White to the reader b. To explain why Snow White escaped

c. To persuade the readers to help Snow White d. To criticize Snow White’s uncle and aunt.

e. To entertain the readers.

4. What is the form of the text above?

a. Recount b. Report c. Narrative d. Anecdote e. Descriptive

5. What kind of verb is mostly used in the text?

a. Passive verbs b. Past Tense c. Rational processes d. Material processes e. Present tense

This text is for question 6 to 9

There is no one best way to deal with pests in agriculture. Pesticides are commonly used, but this may cause many problems. Combining different management operations is the most effective way to control pests.

Firstly, the chemicals in pesticide may build up as residues in the environment. This reduces the quality of the farm’s products.

As well, pests can become resistant to pesticides gradually. This means that newer and stronger ones have to be developed.

Some pesticides affect non target animals such as fish and bees. This affects the natural balance.

To wipe out agricultural pests completely may be very expensive. Sometimes pest damages costs less than the method of control.

Finally, understanding the ecology of area helps a lot in pest control. Natural enemies can be used to control a pest. Pesticides that do not affect the natural enemies should be chosen.

Therefore, integrated pest management is a safe and more effective option in agriculture.

6. What is the topic of the passage?

a. The best way to deal with pests in agriculture b. Pest damage costs less than the method of control

c. Natural enemies can be used to control pests d. Pests can become resistant to pesticides

e. Many problems are caused by pesticides

7. The chemical in pesticides may build up as residues in the environment. This…………

a. develops newer and stronger pest b. affects the natural balance

c. does not affect the natural enemies d. reduces the quality of farm’s products

e. can b e used to control pests.

8. What is the main idea of the 6th paragraph?

a. Natural enemies can be used to control pest

b. Understanding the ecology of the area helps a lot in pest control.

c. Pesticides that do not affect the natural enemies should be chosen.

d. Integrated pest management is a safe option in agriculture

e. Pesticides are commonly used but this may cause problem.

9. The communicative purpose of the text is………………

a. to entertain the readers. b. to introduce pest management to the readers.

c. to suggest the readers to use some pesticides

d. to tell the readers how to control pest using pesticides

e. to persuade the readers that that pest management is the case

This text is for question 10 to 13

Deserts are very dry regions where only few plants and animals can live. Hot deserts in the world have several characteristics in common.

They all have annual rain fall of less than ten inches. Although there is no water on the surface, there is much underground. There are also great differences between day and night temperatures. During the day, the temperature is very high, but at night it becomes very low. In addition, they are inhabited by plants and animals which have adapted to the lack of water and the changing temperature.

10. The main idea of the paragraph 2 is……………..

a. There is no water on the surface of deserts

b. There is much water underground deserts

c. It is the condition of the deserts

d. During the day, the temperature of the deserts is very high

e. During the night, the temperature of the deserts is very low.

11. To tell the factual information, the writer mostly uses………….

a. Simple Past Tense b. Simple Present Tense c. Passive Voice

d. Future Tense e. Imperative

12. “In addition, they are inhabited by plants and animals………” (paragraph 2)

The underlined word is similar to……………..

a. filled b. planted c. placed d. grown e. lived

13. The story takes place in………………

a. deserts b. dry regions c. the world d. the day time e. the night time

This text is for question 14 to 19

When you buy a mobile phone, we have to think about the advantages as well as the disadvantages. Doing so, we will be able to make a wise decision.

If we decide to buy a mobile phone, we can start asking ourselves the usefulness of the equipment. We may ask,” Do we want it for our prestige or for its usefulness?”

After we decide to use a mobile phone, we should make a choice on the type of mobile phone. With the various choices in the market, we should decide the one that meets our needs. We must know what we need.

As the consequence of its high operational costs, we have to pay more for a mobile phone compared to a fixed telephone. That is why we have to think carefully before we decide to use it. Therefore, we only use the mobile phone for important talks. It will not be wise if we use it for a chat with a friend.

With all the consequences of mobile phone, we indeed should give serious consideration before using it. They are:

1. Ask yourself,” Do I need it at the moment?”

2. Buy the mobile phone that suits your budget.

3. Prioritize the function of the mobile phone for you, rather than its features that ,may interest you.

4. Use the mobile phone for important talks.

14. This text mainly focuses on………

a. The need of mobile phone b. The type of mobile phone

c. The functions of mobile phone d. The disadvantages of mobile phone

e. Mobile phone.

15. If we decide to buy a mobile phone……………….

a. We can start asking ourselves the function of it. b. We should choose the type of it.

c. We must know what we need d. We should know that its operational cost is high

e. We must use it for important talks

16. In this passage, the writer mostly uses………………

a. Simple Present Tense b. Simple Past Tense. c. Future Tense

d. Passive Voice e. Reported Speech

17. The communicative purpose of the text is…………….

a. to explain how to use mobile phone b. to criticize the use of mobile phone

c. to entertain the readers using a mobile phone

d. to persuade the readers not to buy a mobile phone

e. to describe a mobile phone.

18. The main idea of the 4th paragraph is…………

a. The operational costs of mobile phone is high

b. Don’t use a mobile phone just for unimportant talks

c. We only use the mobile phone for important talks

d. It will not be wise if we use mobile phone for chatting.

e. We should think wisely before using the mobile phone.

19. Before using a mobile phone, we should have some serious considerations. The considerations are found in paragraph…………..

a. 1… b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 e. 5

This text is for question 20 to 23

Ada apa dengan Cinta

After the success of ‘Kuldesak’, there weren’t any significant movies released in In donesia. The good part is that this movie led to the proliferation of young people who started making films, often on DV-tapes. These movies were screened anywhere, in car-parks, halls and other public places. Rudi Soedjarwo also followed this trend, travelling through Java with his portable projector and screen. He moved from town to town to screen his movie. Rudy’s fiert big-budget film: ‘Ada apa dengan Cinta?’ was made on 35 mm.

Ada apa dengan Cinta?’ shows me how much the Indonesian film industry has grown. The casting is good, with the actors and actresses having sufficient chemistry to keep the movie going. It’s not the same as all the ‘sinetron’ soap series showed on the television. The movie is based on the normal everyday life of high school students with various characters. The story evolves around the two main characters, Dian Sastrowardoyo as Cinta and Nicholas Saputra as Rangga. They both newcomers in acting. Also Titi Kamal, Adinia Wirasti, Sissy Priscillia and Ladya Cheryl are starring in the movie as best friends of Cinta.

It begins when Cinta loses the poetry competition, the winner was a lonely boy called Rangga. Cinta is very popular, pretty and rich school girl. Rangga is more the loner, without friends and doesn’t like to chill with other people. The director tried to create an atmosphere with the two students who were totally different, but despite of their differences they fall in love together.

One of the main themes in the movie is ‘being friends’ and how this conflict with love. Rudy Soedjarwo combines action, drama, romance and comedy in the movie. On the whole, this movie is enjoyable to watch. Not too dramatic, picturing in a very ordinary way, but yet, it touches the soul of the story.

The most endearing of this movie is the ending. It that makes people want to see the movie again and again.

(taken from http://www.us.imdb.com)

20. What is the movie about?

a. It is about a lonely boy called Rangga who won the poetry competition

b. It is about Rangga who is a lonely boy, without friends.

c. It is about Cinta who is very popular, pretty and rich school girl.

d. It is about two high school students who fall in love in different beckground .

e. It is about two junior high school students who were totally different.

21. What is the movie based on?

a. The two main characters, Dian Sastrowardoyo as Cinta and Nicholas Saputra as Rangga

b. The atmosphere with two students who were totally different.

c. Normal everyday life of junior high school students with various characters.

d. Normal everyday life of high school students with various characters.

e. Normal everyday life if high school students with the same characters.

22. The communicative purpose of the text is……………

a. To describe Dian Sastrowardoyo.

b. To entertain the readers with ‘Ada apa dengan Cinta’.

c. To introduce Dian Sastrowardoyo and Nicholas Saputra.

d. To give judgement about the movie , ‘Ada apa dengan Cinta’

e. To persuade the readers to see the film.

23. The genre of the text is………………..

a. Narrative b. Anecdote c. Review d. Descriptive

e. Explanation.

This text is for question 24 to 29

An Unlucky Day

One morning, I got up with the feeling that the day was going to be an unlucky one for me. How right it was! I found that it was already 06:15 a.m.

I rushed into the bathroom. I did not see a piece of soap lying on the floor. I stepped on it and slipped, almost breaking my back in the process.

Then, I went into the dining room for my breakfast. I gulped down the tea without realizing that it was very hot. It burnt my tongue. I spat it out and could not eat anything because my tongue hurt. I got dressed and rushed to the bus stop.

Unfortunately, I just missed the bus. My heart sank and I knew that I would be late for school.

When I reached school, my name was taken down by the teacher .The teacher scolded me for being late. To my humiliation, I was made to stand outside the class. I was so upset by the incidents that I could not study properly. But worse was to come.

After school, I was on my way home when something hard hit me on the head. Someone had thrown a gag of fish bones out of the window and it landed on me! I was boiling with rage but could do nothing. However luckily for me, this only raised a small lump on my head.

I managed to reach home safe and sound, and did not dare to go out again for the rest of the day.

24. What is the purpose of the text?

a. To tell the writer’s past experiences b. To tell about one morning

c. To tell about late coming at school d. To tell you about bad day

e. To tell about nightmare

25. How did the teacher punish the writer?

a. The writer had to stand in the class b. The writer had to stand outside the class

c. The writer had to run outside the class d. The writer had to sit in front of the class

e. The writer had to run away

26. What tense is used in the text?

a. The simple present tense b. The simple past tense

c. The simple present continuous tense d. The simple present future tense

e. The simple future tense

27. Which steps does the writer use to write the text?

a. Thesis>Argument>Recommendation b. Orientation>Events>Re-orientation

c. Abstract>Orientation>Crisis>Reaction>Coda d. Orientation>Evaluation>Complication

e. Recommendation>Argument> thesis

This text is for question 28 to 31

Ferocious Lion

Bert was telling his friend, Justin about his safari trip in Africa. “I came face to face with a ferocious lion. He was snarling, showing me his long sharp teeth. He was literally salivating at seeing me. Man! I’d never been so scared before.

“Wow!” I am glad I wasn’t in your shoes! So what happened next? Did you shoot him?”

“No, I didn’t have my gun with me”

“You didn’t? Oh, man! That was really dumb.”

“Yeah, it was so stupid of me. Anyway, there I stood alone, without gun. The lion crept closer and closer and closer …..

And I ….”Bert stopped and heaved a deep sigh. Impatiently, Justin cried, “Come on, man! What did you do?”

His pal shrugged his shoulders and said,” What could I do? I moved on to the next cage.”

28. Who are the participants of the story?

a. The lion and other animals b. A ferocious lion

c. Bert and Justin d. The visitors of safari park

e. A safari trip.

29. What is the type of the text?

a. spoof b. recount c. narrative d. report e. descriptive

30. What is the communicative purpose of the text?

a. To persuade the reader that the event should be the case

b. To amuse and entertain the reader with a myth

c. To tell an unusual a ferocious lion

d. To explain the life of wild animals

e. To inform the readers with an adventure of safari park.

31. How did the story ended?

a. Funny b. Humiliate c. Embarrassing d. Happy e. Annoying

This text is for question 32 to 33

European warned over terrorist attack. ELGIUM: EU and US officials warned Europeans to expect more terrorist attacks in the year ahead like the Madrid train bombings, saying closer cooperation between Washington and the 25- nations European Union (EU) was the only way to counter the threat

Speaking at a security conference on Thursday, William Pope, acting anti terrorism coordinator at the US, State department warned that Europe remained staying ground for terrorist cells loyal to alkaeda, despite the crack-down after the sept,11,2001, terrorist attack. We must all face the fact that we all know find ourselves at risk,” pope said- AP

( taken from the Jakarta post, Saturday,

February 5 , 2005 )

32.. What is the type of the text above?

a. Review b. Description c. Explanation d. Recount e. News item

33.. In what way it is newsworthy?

a. The possibility of terrorist to attack in USA b. The possibility of terrorist to attack in European.

c. USA and UE cooperation in countering terrorism

d. Madrid train bombing e. Al -keida leaders

34. What is the background event of the text ?

a. Terrorist attack b. Al-kaeda leader c. EU and US cooperation

d. Security conference e. Social conflict

This text is for question 35 to 37.

The white pelican is one of the most successful fish eating birds. The success is largely due to its command hunting behavior. A group, perhaps two dozens birds, will gather in a curved are some distance offshore, beating the water furiously with their wigs, driving the fish before hem.

When the water is shallow enough for the birds to reach the fish, the formation breaks up each bird dip its bill into the water to scoop up it’ meal. As the bird lifts its head, the water drains from its bill leaving the fish which are then swallowed.

Pelicans are among the oldest group of birds, fossils of this genus have been found dating back 40 millions years.

35.. What is the text about? It’s about ……………

a. The death of white pelican b. The history of white pelican

c. The breeding behavior of white pelican d. The hunting behavior of white pelican

e. The killing behavior of white pelican

36. What genre does the text belongs to?

a. Descriptive b. report c. recount d. procedure e. news item

37.. What is the purpose of the text?

a. Describing a natural phenomena b. Entertaining audience c How to do something

d. explaining how to do something e. Retelling the story

This text is for question 38 to 41

Many people now have a card which enables to withdraw money from an ATM. You just insert your card into the mechanic and key in your PIN (Personal Identification Number) then tell the machine how much money you want.

38. The social function of the text is …

a. To tell how to use ATM b. To persuade the readers to have credit card

c. To check the customers account d. To explain to the readers how to use PIN

e. To describe what ATM is

39. Many people now have a card which enables them to…” (Paragraph 1). The underlined word means…..

a. force b. support c. asks d. allow e. admit

40. What tense is used in the text?

a. The simple present tense b. The simple past tense

c. The simple present continuous tense d. The simple present future tense

e. the simple continuous tense

41. Which steps does the writer use to write the text?

a. Thesis>Argument>Recommendation b. Orientation>Events>Re-orientation

c. Abstract>Orientation>Crisis>Reaction>Coda d. Orientation>Evaluation>Complication

e. Complication>Evaluation> Orientation

This text is for question 42 to 44

Euthanasia is the practice of painlessly putting to death people who have incurable, painful or distressing, diseases or disabilities. It comes from the Greek words for good and death, and it is commonly called mercy killing. Euthanasia may occur when incurably ill people ask a doctor, friend or relative to put them to death.

Active euthanasia is illegal in almost all countries. Most religious group consider it suicide or murder and, therefore, immoral. Some supporters of euthanasia claim that it allows a person it die with dignity instead of being kept barely alive by artificial means. An alternative to euthanasia is the withholding of most type of medical treatment. This practice allows the patients to die naturally and it is usually legal.

The treatment of patients in a persistent vegetative state –that is, patients whose higher brain functions have cased but who can breathe unaided-presents a major medical problem. The decision of whether or not such patients should be allowed to die is worry for both relative and doctors. They may fear that, since such a patient will never recover to live a normal, there is little point in prolonging or her existence. Often families desires an end such existence so that they can grieve for the loss of their loved one. In a few cases, the decision to withhold food from such has been backed by a court of law

41. Mercy killing is…

a. A practice of painlessly putting to death people who have incurable, painful, or distressing dieses or disabilities.

b. Consideration of murder or suicide such incurably ill patients

c. A decision by the relatives and doctors to follow the patients to die

d. Families desire to end a patient’s existence

e. Greek words means good and death

42. What is the type of text?

a. recount b. narration c. explanation d. exposition e. discussion

43. The following statements are not true except…

a. A doctor, friend, or relatives have right to occur euthanasia

b. Everybody agree with the occurrence of euthanasia

c. Active euthanasia is legalized in all countries

d. Some supporters groups of euthanasia practice to a person with dignity than keeping

barely alive by artificial means.

e. Often families desire an end to such an existence when a patients will recover to live a

normal life

44. The massage of the passage is….

a. Entertaining the readers with euthanasia practice

b. Frightening the readers about the death people

c. Informing the readers about controversy of euthanasia practice

d. Persuading the readers to solve dilemma of euthanasia practice

e. Discussing whether dilemma of euthanasia practice is well accepted practice

This text is for question 45 to 47

Doorbells

The electric doorbell uses an electromagnet. Pressing the bottom allows a current to flow from the battery, which turns on the electromagnet. The magnet pulls the iron bar towards itself and the hammer strikes the bell. As the bar move, it opens another gap in the circuit. The current stop flowing, and the magnetism vanish. A spring pulls the back to where it was, switching the current- and the magnetism on again. The hammer moves back and forth, hitting the bell each time, as long as the button stays pressed.

45. What is the form of the text?

a. Discussion b. Explanation c. Narrative d. Description e. Exposition

46. The purpose of the text above is….

a. To describe to the readers with an electric doorbell

b. To explain a process to the readers how a doorbell works.

c. To retell the doorbell used a long long ago

d. To persuade the readers to use a doorbell

e. Explore and evaluate an issue a bout new technology.

47. The hammer moves back and forth, hitting the bell each time, as long as the button stays pressed. (Last line). The underlined word is similar to…

a. Live b. Domiciled c. Accommodate d. Keep e.Posited

This text is for question 48 to 50

Miss Robinson was a teacher in big school in a city in America. She had boys and girls in her class. She always enjoyed teaching them because they were quick and because they thought about everything carefully. One day she said to the children,” People in a lot of countries in Asia wear white clothes at a funeral, but people in America and in Europe wear white clothes when they’re happy. What color does a women wear in the country when she married, Mary?”

Mary said, ”White, because she is happy”.

That’s good, Mary Miss Robinson said. You are quite right. She wears white because she is happy”

But then one of the boys in the class put his hand up.

“ Yes Dick!” Miss Robinson said.” Do you want to ask something?”

“Yes please Miss.” Dick said why do men wear black in this country when they marry, Miss?’

48. The type of the text above is..

a. Anecdote b. Narrative c, Descriptive

d. Analytical exposition e. hortatory exposition

49. What is the social function of the text?

    1. To describe the American how to dress during cremation
    2. To retell or inform events the American clothes
    3. To explain the processes how American dress
    4. To persuade the reader that dressing in America is a case.
    5. To share with others an account of an unusual or amusing incident

50. What statement is the code of the text?

a. “Yes please Miss.” Dick said why do men wear black in this country when they marry, Miss?’

b. “ Yes Dick!” Miss Robinson said.” Do you want to ask something?”

c. But then one of the boys in the class put his hand up.

d. Mary said,” White, because she is happy”.

e. That’s good, Mary Miss Robinson said. You are quite right. She wears

white because she is happy”