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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Soal : Ulangan Akhir Semester Gasal Kelas XI

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Choose the correct answer by crossing (X) a, b, c, d, or e!
This text is for questions 1 - 4.
The Tasmanian devil
The Tasmanian devil is a marsupial – an animal that feeds and carries its young in a pouch. It lives only in Tasmania and was called a devil by the early European settlers because of its fierce appearance and loud screeching.
The devil is the same size as a small dog. It has a large head, a stocky body and a short, thick tail. While the fur is mostly black, there are often white markings on the back and chest. Because the devil is a nocturnal animal (it is active at night), it spends the days in the dense bush and hunts for food after dark.
While it can catch prey the size of a small wallaby the devil often feeds on the bodies of dead sheep and cows from farms. Its very powerful jaws and teeth enable it to eat bones and fur as well as the meat. Farmers are pleased that devils stop the spread of disease by removing the rotting bodies of dead animals. Groups of devils eat together from the same carcass – body of a dead animal – and they are such noisy eaters that they can be heard for several kilometers.
Devils breed in March and the young are born in April. While more are born, only two or three babies survive to live in their mother’s pouch for four months. They move with their mother into a whole or a hollow log until they are ready to live on their own in the bush at the end of December. Devils live until they are seven or eight years old.
Recently adult devils have been affected by cancer. This begins with lumps around the mouth and spreads to the face and neck. Scientists are studying the cancers so they can find out the cause and save the devil population in Tasmania.
1. Which of the following animals is categorized as marsupial?
a.       Crocodile
b.      Sheep
c.       Cow
d.      Kangaroo
e.      Lion
2. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the devils?
a.       They rest during the day
b.      They are wild animals
c.       They are large in size
d.      Their population is threatened
e.      They can eat dead animal from farms
3. What is the topic of the passage?
a.       The habits of Tasmanian devil
b.      The population of Tasmanian devil
c.       The life pattern of Tasmanian devil
d.      The Tasmanian devil
e.      The breeding of Tasmanian devil
4. Where can a young devil live independently?
a.       At the age of seven or eight years
b.      At the age of four months
c.       In March
d.      In April
e.      In December
This text is for questions 5-8.
Three fish
Once three fish lived in a pond. One evening, some fishermen passed by the pond and saw the fish. ‘This pond is full of fish’, they told each other excitedly. ‘We have never fished here before. We must come back tomorrow morning with our nets and catch these fish!’ So saying, the fishermen left.
When the eldest of the three fish heard this, he was troubled. He called the other fish together and said, ‘Did you hear what the fishermen said? WE must leave this pond at once. The fishermen will return tomorrow and kill us all!’ The second of the three fish agreed. ‘You are right’, he said. ‘We must leave the pond.’
But the youngest fish laughed. ‘You are worrying without reason’, he said. ‘We have lived in this pond all our lives, and no fisherman has ever come here. Why should these men return? I am not going anywhere – my luck will keep me safe’.
The eldest of the fish left the pond that very evening with his entire family. The second fish saw the fishermen coming in the distance early next morning and left the pond at once with all his family.
The third fish refused to leave even then. The fishermen arrived and caught all the fish left in the pond. The third fish’s luck did not help him – he was caught and killed.

5. What is the topic of the story?
a.       The fishermen
b.      The cruel fishermen
c.       The three fish
d.      Wise fish
e.      Life in the pond
6. Which of the following is NOT the moral of the story?
a.       Worrying without reason is unwise
b.      Act as soon as possible whenever a problem is approaching
c.       It not enough to rely on luck
d.      Stay out of troubles
e.      If you see a danger ahead of you and act before it arrives, you will be saved
7. The fishermen did not catch the fish that very evening because …..
a.       The did not bring their fishing equipment
b.      They needed more people to catch the fish
c.       It was already dark so they could not see the fish clearly
d.      It was cold to fish at night
e.      They were in hurry
8. The word ‘distance’ in paragraph 4 has the same meaning as …..
a.       Near
b.      Close
c.       Within reach
d.      Far
e.      Approaching

This text is for questions 9-15.
The White Pelican
The white pelican is one of the most successful fish eating birds.  The success is largely due to its command hunting behaviour.  A group, perhaps two dozens birds, will gather in a curved are some distance offshore, beating the water furiously with their wings, driving the fish before them.
When the water is shallow enough for the birds to reach the fish, the formation breaks up as each bird dip its bill into the water to scoop up its 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.  Fossil of this genus have been founded dating back 40 millions years.

9.    How do they hunt for the fish?
They do it …..
a.       individually
b.      one by one
c.       in a group
d.      with other mammals
e.      by flying around the lake
10.  Why is white pelican called as the most successful fish eating bird?
I think it’s because…..
a.       it’s two dozen birds gather together
b.      its command hunting behaviour
c.       its curved are
d.      it’s beating the water furiously
e.      it’s killing many fish
11.   How do they beat the sea water?
a.       largely
b.      clearly
c.       furiously
d.      quietly
e.      calmly
12.  What’s the main idea of the text above?
It’s about …..
a.       the death of white pelican
b.      the history of white pelican
c.       the breeding behaviour of white pelican
d.      the hunting behaviour of white pelican
e.      the killing behaviour of white pelican
13.  How old was the fossil of the Pelican?
a.       20 million years
b.      30 million years
c.       40 million years
d.      50 million years
e.      60 million years
14.  ….., beating the water furiously with their wings, driving the fish before them. (Paragraph 1)
The underlined word refers to……
a.       fish
b.      white pelicans
c.       birds
d.      a group
e.      the man
15. When the water is shallow enough for the birds to reach the fish, ….. (Paragraph 2).
The underlined word has the similar meaning with…..
a.       quite
b.      too
c.       more
d.      much
e.      so

Text 4
This text is for questions 16-19.
Australian government system
In Australia, there are three levels of government, the federal governments, state governments, and local governments. All of these levels of governments are necessary. This is so for a number of reasons.
First, the federal government is necessary for the big things. They keep the economy in order and look after things like defense.
Similarly, the state governments look after the middle sized things. For example, they look after law and order, preventing things like vandalism in schools.
Finally, local governments look after the small things. They look after things like collecting rubbish, otherwise everyone would have diseases.
Thus, for the reasons above, we can conclude that the three levels of government are necessary.
16.  What affairs are looked after by the state government?
a.       preventing attacks from foreign countries
b.      preventing diseases at small town
c.       Keeping the economical growth of the country
d.      Keeping vandalism in the country
e.      Keeping law and order
17.  What business done by the local government?
They do ...
a.       international things
b.      national things
c.       State things
d.      Local things
e.      Village things
18.  The word "they" (par.3, 2nd sentence) refers to ...
a.       Federal government
b.      State government
c.       Local government
d.      Country government
e.      Residence government
19. How many level of governments are mentioned in the text?
a.       One                       d. four
b.      Two                       e. five
c.       three
Text 5
This text is for questions 20-23
Cigarettes, Smokers, and Smoking
Smoking is a bad habit that is very hard to break. Smokers are everywhere. Many people smoke just lo socialize, but many others are too addicted to quit.
A cigarette is like a toxin hypermarket. You can find many kinds of toxin in it: acetone, carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, and toluene. The tar itself contains more than 43 substances that can cause cancer. Scientists say that when we are smoking, we put more than 4,000 kinds of toxic materials into our body.
However, many smokers believe that a cigarette with low tar is less dangerous. And so is a filtered cigarette. But the problem is one cigarette is never enough for addicted smokers.
Another myth about smoking is that it cannot only make them awake but also raise their inspiration. This is contrary lo the findings of a research in California which show that smoker’s ability to think is lower than (hat of non-smokers.
Smoking is indeed a serious social problem in our country. The government keeps reminding that smoking is dangerous, not only for smokers themselves, but also for other people in the surroundings (passive smokers). But the warnings do not seem to get any response.
20.  The text discusses about.....
a.       addicted smokers
b.      the kinds of cigarettes
c.       the danger of smoking
d.      the benefit of cigarettes
e.      the chemical substances in a cigarette
21.  One myth about smoking is ....
a.       cigarette consists of toxic
b.      it decreases the thinking ability
c.       smoking makes people stronger
d.      inspiration comes after smoking cigarettes
e.      smoking disturbs blood circulation to brain
22.  The text suggests that....
a.       a cigarette with low tar is healthier
b.      smoking is dangerous for people’s health
c.       there is not any nicotine in low tar cigarette
d.      low tar cigarettes are free from carbon monoxide
e.      smoking many cigarettes with low tar is economical
23. “... but many others are too addicted to quit.”(Paragraph 1) The word addicted means....
a.       lazy to do something
b.      worried to do something
c.       unable to stop something
d.      reluctant to do something
e.      willing to stop something ?
24. The pupil always … the assignment seriously.
  1. does
  2. do
  3. did
  4. done
  5. doing
25. X : What did you do last night?
Y : I … my home work.
a.       finishing
b.      finished
c.       finishes
d.      had finished
e.      have finished
26. Sony               : Who is he?
      Johan              : The man … car is red is my new manager.
  1. Who
  2. Whom
  3. Whose
  4. Why
  5. Were
27. My mother will get angry … I clean my bed room, soon.
  1. if
  2. but
  3. because
  4. unless
  5. moreover
28. Didi and Anwar insist to go fishing… it is cloudy.
  1. however
  2. although
  3. despite of
  4. otherwise
  5. furthermore
29. The deer is hurt. It … by a tiger.
  1. bit
  2. bit
  3. bitten
  4. been bitten
  5. has been bitten
30. The lake … by the forest. So it is very difficult to get there.
  1. surround
  2. surrounds
  3. surrounded
  4. is surrounded
  5. is surrounding
31. Son                 : Mom, can you help me to do this math homework?
Mother        : I am sorry, I can't. You'd better ask to your brother.
The underlined sentence above expresses ...
  1. Opinion
  2. Advice
  3. Agreement
  4. Permission
  5. Praise
32. Study the following dialogue and complete the blank space of it.
Hasan            : Mom, I am going to school.
Mother        : All right, Son. Be careful.
Hasan            : Sure, Mom. ......................................
  1. What's the matter?
  2. Is everything ok?
  3. I care about what you do.
  4. Who cares?
  5. I can take care of myself.
33. Minister : We don't have to worry about the pig flu anymore, Sir. We have found the antivirus of it.
President : .......
  1. hurt me.
  2. Good, I'm very pleased with your work.
  3. I have a great pain in my hearth.
  4. Oh, forgive me, I don't know.
  5. Don't bother me
34. Doctor : As you don't eat this medicine. So I should give you injection. Please up to the bench.
Patient : But this is my first at all.
Doctor : Don't worry, it's ok!
Patient : ..............................................
  1. Terrific
  2. Thanks heaven
  3. We don't have to be worried anymore.
  4. hurt me.
  5. Marvelous!
35.  Deni: What's wrong with you, Tony ?
Tony : I don't know ! Something in my ear, but it's really hurt me!"
The underlined words express........
a.  pleasure                                  d. pain
b. wonder                                   e. happiness
c.  surprise
36.  Edy : The weather's fine today. Let's go swimming.
Edo : Where are we going to swim ?
Edy : Do you like swimming in the swimming - pool ?
Edo : I like swimming at the beach better.
This dialog is expressing...............
a.  dissatisfaction                     d. disagreement
b. satisfaction                           e. boring
c.  agreement
37.   Rini: Did you see the Layar Emas movie?"
What was it ?"
Suny : Yes I did. But, I was not satisfied.
The characters were not expressive" What does the underlined words expresses ?
a.  dissatisfaction                      d. satisfaction
b. disappointment                   e. admission
c.  boring

This text for number 38-40
This new and unusual building in the down-town business district offers unique opportunities for small to midsized tenants to occupy an entire floor.
From 1,600 to 6,000 square feet are available for immediate occupancy.
Commuting is easy, with the nearest subway stop only one block away. Convenient to shops, restaurants, hotels, and business services.

For leasing call 303-572-5947

38. What is the advertisement about?
  1. Leasing office space
  2. Buildings in business district
  3. Conveniences offered by the company
  4. Availability to get unique opportunities
  5. Hotels and restaurants in the down-town
39. Which of the following is not close to the building?
a.       Parks
b.      Hotels
c.       Restaurants
d.      Shopping centres
e.      Business services
40. “For leasing call 303-572-5947”
    The underlines word means…..
  1. Purchasing
  2. Building
  3. Selling
  4. Buying
  5. Renting


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