Soal Bhs Inggris 2 Kumpulan This Text For Questions 1 And

This text for questions 1 and 2

Last week my close friend Sania celebrated her birthday party. She treated Angga, Robby, Ratna and I in a restaurant specializedin chicken. Sania and Angga ordered fried chicken while Ratna, Robby and I ordered grilled chicken. The food we ate was very delicious. My friends and I felt very satisfied. However, arriving home, I got a diarrhea and threw up many times. My mother said that it was perhaps because of the chicken I had eaten. I phoned Ratna and Robby. They experienced the same! Then I phoned the restaurant. Luckily, the restaurant owner was kind. He asked for our apology many times and brought us to the doctor. He also gave us three pieces of grilled chicken for free. I appreciated him, but since that time, I didnt want to eat any kinds of chicken!

  1. How many people got a diarrhea?

  1. One.

  2. Two.

  3. Three.

  4. Four.

  5. Five.

  1. Why did they get a diarrhea?

  1. They had eaten so many pieces of chicken.

  2. They had eaten grilled chicken.

  3. They had not eaten anything.

  4. They had eaten fried chicken.

  5. They had eaten sour fruit.

This text is for questions 3 and 4

One day a blackbird and a dove called upon a peacock.

The peacock received both of them very kindly in his arbour.

I have long wished to meet you, said the blackbird. Many have told me of your beauty and of your grace. I find that they did not tell me half. He stroked the peacocks coat lovingly as he praised him. The dove was silent.

At last they bade the peacock goodbye, the blackbird making many low bows.

As they started home, the blackbird said,I hope I may never meet that stupid peacock again. I cannot bear him. Did you notice his feet? I felt like laughing every time I looked at them.his voice makes me shudder. What can anyone see to praise in that bird?

I did not noticehis feet nor his voice, said the dove. He has a noble form and his dress is very beautiful. The rainbow and the flowers are not more beautiful.

The blackbird turned away in shame. He wished to hear fault found with the peacock, but the dove gave only the highest praise.

  1. What can we conclude about the doves character?

  1. He was cruel.

  2. He was kind.

  3. He was proud.

  4. He was ignorant.

  5. He was dishonest.

  1. What did the black bird do to the peacock?

  1. He praised the peacock before their other friend.

  2. He said bad think about the peacock.

  3. He made the peacock frightened

  4. He want to kill the peacock

  5. He poisoned the peacock

This text is for questions 5 and 6.

Attention all the book fair visitors,

There will be some events held in the book fair today. At three oclock, there will be a drawing competition for children. At the same time, there will be a speed reading competition for adult. Then, at five oclock, there will be a bedah buku of a book entitled Funny Things in the World with the author Maya Shah. All the events will be held in the main hall, and they are free of charge! For further information, please contact the information officers near the entrance door. Thank you.

  1. How many events will be held today?

  1. One.D. Four.

  2. Two.E. Five.

  3. Three.

  1. Which of the following is not true based on the text?

  1. The events are free of charge.

  2. The events will be held in the main hall.

  3. The bedah buku event will be held after the drawing competition.

  4. The announcement is for all visitors of a book fair.

  5. The bedah buku event and the speed reading competition are held at the same time.

This text is for questions 7 and 8.

  1. What is the purpose of the text?

  1. To describe a particular product.

  2. To tell people to go to the dentist.

  3. To tell people not to use a product.

  4. To give information about a product.

  5. To announce a new product.

  1. What can we conclude about the medicine?

  1. We should contact the dentist if a toothache continues.

  2. We should use it under the doctors prescription.

  3. We should use it before having our teeth pulled.

  4. We should use the medicine in the morning.

  5. We should use it once a day.

This text is for questions 9.

Do you always snore when you sleep? Just keep your head elevated while sleeping. You can do this by sleeping with many pillows, or using thick pillows. Besides, you can also sleep on your side rather than on your back. This simple tip is quite effective to prevent you snore.

  1. Which of the following can prevent us from snoring?

  1. Drinking much water before sleeping.

  2. Sleeping in an air-conditioned area.

  3. Sleeping with many pillows.

  4. Sleeping on our backs.

  5. Sleeping late at night.

  1. Ditta, its me, Ria. Please do me a favour. I left my camera at our boarding house. It is on the table in the dining room. Would you please take it and keep it whit you? I am afraid if a thief may break into our boarding house again. Thank you

What is the text about?

  1. A request to borrow the writers camera.

  2. A request to keep the writers camera.

  3. A complaint about a camera.

  4. A request to buy a camera.

  5. An offer to lend a camera.

This text is for questions 11 and 12

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am applying for the position of Accounting Manager at The High Company as advertised on the internet. Enclosed is a copy of my credentials for your perusal.

I am a financial degree holder from Hogwash University. Currently, as Assistant Accounting Manager for Health Food Industries, I assisted the Accounting Manager in managing the accounts.

I look forward to meeting you personally to further discuss how I can be an asset to your company. Please feel free to contact me at (021)222-5656 if you have questions. I plan to follow up on this correspondence within the week to arrange for the most opportune time to meet with you. Thank you for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Adnan Pratama

  1. What is the purpose of the text?

  1. To apply for a job.

  2. To advertise a product.

  3. To invite somebody to do something

  4. To discuss about finance

  5. To ask for a raise of salary

  1. What is adnan pratama current job?

  1. A finance manager

  2. An accounting manager

  3. A food and beverage manager

  4. An assistant accounting manager

  5. An assistant food and baverage manager

This text is for questions 13 to 15.

The Ballerina Who Give up Too Easily

There was once a young ballerina who had taken ballet lessons all through her childhood. She wanted to be a prima ballet dancer, but she wanted to be sure that she had the talent. When a ballet company came to town, she went to the backstage after the performance and spoke to the ballet master.

I want to be a great ballet dancer, but I dont know if I had the talent, she said.

Dance for me, the master said. After a minute or two, he shook his head and said, no, no, no, you dont have what it takes to be a great ballerina.

The young woman went home heartbroken. She tossed the ballet slippers into the closet and never wore them again. Instead, she got marriedand had children. Whene the kids were old enough, she a took a part time job manning a cash register at a corner shop.

Years later, the same ballet company came into town. She attended it and on the way out, she ran into the same old ballet master who was then in his eighties. She reminded him that they had spoken before. She showed him photos of her children and toldhim about the corner shop job that she was doing. And then she asked, there is just one thing that really bothered me. How could you tell me that I dont have what it takes to be a great ballerina?

Oh, I barely looked at you when you danced. Thats what I told all Of them who came to me, he said.

Butbut, thats unforgivable! You have ruined my life, I could have been a great ballet dancer! she cried.

No,no,I dont think so. If you have what it takes, you wouldnt havepaid any attention to what I had said, the old ballet master said.

  1. Why did the young ballerina come to speak with the ballet master?

  1. She wanted to ask him permission to dance before him.

  2. She wanted to be one of his ballerinas.

  3. She wanted him to teach her how to dance well.

  4. She wanted him to share some tips of becoming a good ballerina.

  5. She wanted to make sure whether she had the talent of becoming a great ballerina.

  1. Which of the statements is not true based on the text?

  1. The women then worked as a part timer at a corner shop.

  2. The woman had spent her childhood taking ballet lesson.

  3. The woman was so disappointed that she didnt get married.

  4. The woman thought that the ballet master had ruined her life.

  5. The ballet master didnt really pay attention to the woman when she danced

  1. What can we learn from the story?

  1. We should always work hard.

  2. We should always do our best.

  3. We should not give up too easily.

  4. We should be tolerant with others mistakes

  5. We should always remember others kindness.

This text is for questions 16 and 17


Pay attention!

Our school will have a debate competition.

  • Participants: All students in our school

  • Time: 10th-12th August 2012

  • Prizes: I Rp 2.000.000

II Rp 1.500.000

III Rp 1.000.000

Please join us!

  1. What is the announcement about?

  1. A school debate.

  2. A school competition.

  3. A debate competition.

  4. Extracurricular activities.

  5. Participants of the debate.

  1. According to the text, the competition

  1. Is only for students with good English.

  2. Will be held August 2012

  3. Is in the form of written arguments

  4. Will be held after school hours.

  5. Will run for two days.

This text is for questions 18 to 20

  1. What is the letter about?

  1. Willy and his new drum.

  2. Phil Collins and his drum.

  3. The writers five-year old son.

  4. Willys drum private teacher.

  5. A policeman and his whistle.

  1. Even his questions sometimes seem precocious (Paragraph 1)

The word precocious can be best replaced with

  1. Funny.

  2. Stupid.

  3. Childish.

  4. Advanced.

  5. Annoying.

  1. What is the purpose of the letter?

  1. To describe about Willy.

  2. To describe about Phil Collin.

  3. To amuse the writers friend

  4. To ensure the writers friend that Willy is inquisitive.

  5. To retell events for the purpose of informing and entertaining.

This text is for questions 21 and 22

  1. The following are the requirements asked, except

  1. Five years experience.

  2. Able to operate a computer.

  3. Able to speak and write in English.

  4. A graduate from a reputable university.

  5. Application letters should be sent ten days after this ads.

  1. Female, graduated from a reputable university.

The word reputable means

  1. Having a good reputation.

  2. Having the best reputation.

  3. Having thousands numbers of students.

  4. Having a lot of experience.

  5. Having good facilities.

This text is for questions 23 to 26.

Maura, who liked to be thought of as the most beautiful and powerful queen of Arabia, had many suitors. One by one she discarded them until her list was reduced to just three sheikhs, all equally young and handsome, rich and strong. It was very hard to decide who would be the best of them.

One evening, Maura disguised herself and went to the camp of the three sheikhs, as they were about to have dinner, and asked them for something to eat.

The first gave her some leftover food; the second gave her some unappetizing camels tail; the third sheikh, who was called Hakim, offered her some of the most tender and tasty meat. After dinner, the disguised queen left the sheikhs camp.

The following day the queen invited the three sheikhs to dinner at her palace. She ordered her servants to give each one exactly what they had given her the evening before.

Hakim, who received a plate of delicious meat, refused to eat it if the other two could not share it with him, and this act finally convinced Queen Maura that he was the man for her.

Without question, Hakim his the most generous of you, she announced her choice to the sheikhs. So it is Hakim I will marry.

  1. What does the text tell you about?

  1. The most generous sheikh.

  2. A queens effort in looking for a good husband.

  3. Hakim is an unselfish man.

  4. Hakim and a queen of Arabia.

  5. The dinner in the queen of Arabias palace.

  1. The queen ordered her servant to give the sheikhs the same kind of food she got from them the evening before because

  1. She wanted to entertain her guests.

  2. She wanted to test the sheikhs taste

  3. She wanted to see the sheikhs reactions

  4. She wanted to make a joke of the sheikhs

  5. She wanted to repay the sheikhs kindness.

  1. What can you learn from the story?

  1. An unselfish person will get something good in return.

  2. A queen can get everything she wants.

  3. A sheikh is young, handsome, rich and strong.

  4. Tender and tasty meat will bring us good luck.

  5. A queen must be generous to all people.

  1. , offered her some of the most tender (paragraph 3)

The antonym of the underlined word is.

  1. Gentle

  2. Tough

  3. Rough

  4. Strong

  5. Mild

This text is for questions 27 to 29.

PHILIPPINES: At least nine people were killed and dozens were injured when the Philippines security forces clashed with dozens of slum dwellers who resisted the tearing down of their homes in the northern province, a police commander said Tuesday.

Raul Gonzales, the police chief in the northern Cordillera area, said, that the soldiers and police officers traded gunfire with dozens of people who are illegally occupying the private land in Kalinga province.

Our team was ambushed on their way to the community to be demolished, said Gonzales. He added that the security only defended themselves after the residents dug foxholes and opened fire with automatic rifles.

Nine people were killed and dozens were wounded, including 10 police officers during almost 10 hours of fighting. We even had to evacuate some of our officers who needed surgery to get the bullets from their bodies, Reuters.

  1. The main idea of paragraph 4 is

  1. Nine people which were involved in the fighting.

  2. Evacuating some of slum dwellers.

  3. The ten hours of fighting.

  4. The wounded victims of the fighting.

  5. The ten police officers.

  1. How many people died in the clash?

  1. Six

  2. Eight

  3. Nine

  4. A dozen

  5. Dozens

  1. .with dozens of slum dweller.. (paragraph 1)

What is the synonym of the underlined word?

  1. Uptown

  2. Downtown

  3. Urban

  4. Poor area

  5. Metropolitan

This text is for questions 30 to 33.

Louis XVI was king of France when the monarchy was overthrown by the French Revolution. He was guillotined in 1793.

Louise was born at Versailles on 23rd August 1754. In 1770, he married Marie Antoinette, daughter of the emperor and empress of Austria. In 1774, Louis succeeded his grandfather Louis XV as king of France.

Louis initially supported attempts by his minister Jacques Turgot and later Jacques Necker to relieve Frances financial problems. Frenchs support for the colonists in the American War of Independence had brought the country to the verge of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, accusation of frivolity, extravagance and scandalous behavior against the queen, Marie Antoinette, further discredited the monarchy.

In 1789, to avert the deepening crisis, Louis agreed to summon the Estates-General (a form of parliament, but without real power) in order to try and raise taxes. This was the first time the body had met since 1614. Angered by Louis refusal to allow the three Estates the First (clergy), Second (nobles), and Thirds (commons) to meet simultaneously, the Third Estates proclaimed itself a National Assembly, declaring that only it had the right to represent the nation.

Rumours that the king intended to suppress the assembly provoked the storming of the Bastille prison, a symbol of repressive royal power, on 14th July 1798. In October, Louis and his family were force by the mob to return to Paris from their palace at Versailles. In June 1791, they attempted to escape, which was considered proof of Louis treasonable dealings with foreign powers. He was forced to accept a new constitution, thereby establishing a constitutional monarchy.

Nonetheless, against the background of military defeat by Austria and Prussia, the revolutionary leadership was becoming increasingly radicalized. In September 1792, the new National Convention abolished the monarchy and declared France a republic. Louis was found guilty of treason and executed at the guillotine on 21st January 1793. Marie Antoinette was executed nine months later.

  1. The text is about . . . .

  1. The French revolution

  2. The biography of Louis XVI

  3. Marie Antoinette

  4. The execution of King Louis XVI

  5. Frances monarchy transformation into republic

  1. What brought French to the verge of bankruptcy?

  1. The donation to Austria

  2. The monetary crisis

  3. The raise of the taxes

  4. Frenchs support to the colonists in the American War of Independence

  5. The effort to create a new constitution

  1. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?

  1. The American War of Independence

  2. Frances financial problems

  3. Marie Antoinette scandalous behaviour

  4. Accusation of frivolity against the queen

  5. Jacques Turgot and Jacques Necker

  1. . . ., a match intended to consolidate an alliance . . . . (Paragraph 2)

The underlined word means . . . .

  1. Split up

  2. Deteriorate

  3. Expand

  4. Make stronger

  5. Separate

This text is for questions 34 to 36.

Mangrove Trees

A mangrove is a tropical marine tree or shrub of the genus Rhizhopora. Mangroves have special aerial roots and self-filtering tap roots that enable them to thrive in brackish water (brackish water is salty as sea water).

There are several species of mangrove trees found all over the world. Some prefer more salinity, while others like to be very close to a large fresh water source (such as a river). Some prefer areas that are sheltered from waves. Some species have their roots covered with sea water every day during high tide. Other species grow on dry land, but are still part of the ecosystem.

Mangrove need to keep their trunk and leaves above the surface of the water. Yet they also need to be firmly attached to the ground so they are not moved by waves. There are three types of mangrove roots that play an important role for it:

  1. Support roots which directly pierce the soil

  2. Level-growing roots which twist upwards and downwards, with the upward twists emerging on the water surface.

  3. Level-growing roots whose downward twist (sub-roots) appear on the water surface.

Any part of the root that appears above the water flows oxygen to the plant under water surface. As he soil begins to build up, these roots produce additional roots that become embedded in the soil.

  1. The main idea of the text is . . . .

  1. Mangroves grow on dry land

  2. Mangroves are tropical marine trees

  3. There are many species of mangroves

  4. Mangrove roots filter the salt of the sea-water

  5. Mangrove roots are attached firmly to the ground

  1. In order to grow well mangroves require the following, except . . . .

  1. The roots twist upwards and downwards

  2. The trunk should be above the water surface

  3. The leaves should be above the water surface

  4. The trees should be firmly attached to the ground

  5. The parts of the plant under the water should have enough salt

  1. What is the purpose of the text?

  1. To describe mangrove in general

  2. To amuse the readers

  3. To persuade the readers so that they plants mangroves

  4. To ensure the readers if mangroves are tropical marine trees of the genus Rhizhopora

  5. To inform the readers that there are many kinds of mangroves in the world

This text is for questions 37 to 40

HP Pavilion Elite M9260F Desktop PC is powered by Intels 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700, which delivers four complete execution cores within a single processor for unprecedented performance and responsiveness in multi-threaded and multi-tasking business/home environments.

It is wireless and clutter-free with wireless keyboard, mouse, and remote control, and it includes the next step in Wi-Fi networking with a 54g wireless LAN (802.11b/g). it combines Blue-ray/HD DVD optical drive, which provide stunning high definition clarity from movie discs. It enables the users watching, recording and pausing live TV programming as well as schedule the PC to record upcoming episodes or entire series. The built-in TV tuner (providing both standard NTSC and high-def ATSC transmission) and personal video recorder (PVR) let the users watch, pause, rewind and record live television-up to 635 hours on the dual 500 GB hard drives (for 1 TB of total built-in storage).

  1. The text tells about . . . .

  1. Desktop PC in general

  2. HP Pavilion Elite M9260F Desktop PC

  3. TV programming

  4. How to use a desktop PC

  5. How to troubleshoot a computer

  1. . . ., which provides stunning high-definition clarity . . . . (paragraph 2)

The antonym of the word clarity is . . . .

  1. Certainty

  2. Uncertainty

  3. Ambiguity

  4. Blur

  5. Transparency

  1. How many processors does the desktop PC have?

  1. One

  2. Two

  3. Three

  4. Four

  5. Five

  1. The personal video recorder lets the user do the following, except . . . .

  1. Watching video

  2. Editing video

  3. Recording video

  4. Pausing video

  5. Rewinding video

This text is for question 41 to 44.

Is it important to know what your kids are watching? Of course, yes. Television can expose things you have tried to protect them from, especially violence, pornography, consumerism, etc.

A study demonstrated that spending too much time on watching TV during the day or bedtime often causes bedtime disruption, stress and short of sleep duration.

Another research found that there is a significant relationship between the amount of time spent for watching television during adolescent and early adulthood, and the possibility aggressive.

Meanwhile, many studies have identified a relationship between kids who watch TV a lot and being inactive and overweight.

Considering same facts mentioned above, protect your children with the following tips:

  1. Limit television viewing to 1-2 hours each day

  2. Do not allow your children to have a TV set in their bedroom

  3. Review the rating of TV shows that your children watch

  4. Watch television with your children and discuss what is happening in the show

  1. What is the text about?

  1. The programmes shown on TV

  2. Watching TV is disadvantageous

  3. The effect of watching television on kids

  4. Reviewing the ratings of TV show is important

  5. The importance of knowing the programmed watch by our children

  1. Which of the following statement is TRUE according to the text?

  1. All TV programmes are good for children

  2. Children knows what programmes to watch

  3. It is good for a kid to watch TV all day long

  4. It is very important for children to have a TV set in their bedroom

  5. Spending to much time for watching TV may cause kind inactive

  1. The purpose of the text is . . . .

  1. To provide some studies which show the effects of watching TV for children

  2. To review the disadvantages of watching TV

  3. To ensure the readers if TV is not good for children

  4. To persuade the readers to take action on protecting children from the bad effects of TV

  5. To describe the disadvantages of watching TV

  1. . . . for watching television during adolescent and early adulthood, . . . .

  1. An adult development

  2. A fully developed young person

  3. The time when a child develops into an adult

  4. A young person who is developing into an adult

  5. The time hen someone is fully developed

This text is for question 45 to 48.

Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various part of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.

Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the worlds energy needed, and produce huge amount of energy. It cause no pollution as youd get when burning fossil fuels.

The advantages of nuclear are as follows:

  1. It costs about the same as coal, so its not expensive to make

  2. It doesnt produce smoke or carbon dioxide, so it doesnt contribute to the greenhouse effect

  3. It produces huge amount of energy from small amount of uranium

  4. It produces small amount of waste

  5. It is reliable

On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It ust be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent on safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.

People are increasingly concerned about this. In the 1990s nuclear power was the fastest growing source of power in many parts of the world. In 2005, it was the second slowest-growing.

  1. The text discusses . . . .

  1. A nuclear in general

  2. Nuclear biggest station

  3. The danger of radioactive

  4. The disadvantages of nuclear power

  5. The advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

  1. Why is nuclear power very dangerous?

Because . . . .

  1. Its radioactivity lasts long

  2. Uranium is renewable

  3. It is reliable

  4. It is cheap

  5. It is safe

  1. Which statement is TRUE about nuclear?

  1. It is reliable

  2. It is costly to make

  3. It causes air pollution

  4. It affects the greenhouse

  5. It produces small amounts of energy

  1. On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. (Paragraph 4)

The opposite meaning of dangerous is . . . .

  1. Vile

  2. Dull

  3. Tiny

  4. Calm

  5. Safe

This text is for questions 49 and 50.

Attn: Senior High School Students

No library privileges for the following students due to overdue books unless they are taking a test in the library or are with a class. Overdues from August through November:

Brittany Abbott, Haley Anderson, Shelby Babcock, Brandon Barnhart, Levi Bayless, Riley Benner, Victoria Berenda, Zeph Bickett, Matt Bodine, Ryan Boe, Dayne Bowless, Justin Brown, and Sarah Bruce.

  1. The text is about . . . .

  1. The test in a library

  2. The revocation of the library privileges for some students

  3. A class in the library

  4. The list of some senior high school student

  5. The time limitation for returning book to the ibrary

  1. . . . unless they are taking the test in the library . . . .

What does the underlined word refer to?

  1. The librarians

  2. The senior high school students

  3. The students who take the test in the library

  4. The students without library privileges

  5. The students who are studying in the library


  1. C

  2. B

  3. B

  4. B

  5. C

  6. E

  7. D

  8. A

  9. C

  10. B

  11. A

  12. D

  13. E

  14. C

  15. C

  16. C

  17. B

  18. C

  19. D

  20. E

  21. E

  22. A

  23. B

  24. C

  25. A

  26. B

  27. D

  28. A

  29. D

  30. B

  31. D

  32. B

  33. D

  34. B

  35. E

  36. A

  37. B

  38. D

  39. A

  40. C

  41. E

  42. E

  43. D

  44. C

  45. E

  46. A

  47. A

  48. E

  49. B

  50. D





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