2nd SEMESTER TEST OF XI GRADE
1. Choose the correct answer by crossing a, b, c, d, or e!
Fuel Price Must Be Dropped
Government should cancel the rise of fuel price done in the beginning of
October 2005. Most of Indonesian people badly beg it for some basic reasons.
First, for industry, the rise of fuel price will increase their production cost
because the must pay more for fuel and electricity used in the process of production.
Consequently, it will rise the selling price for the product. If the product price is
increased, it will be hard for the product to compete with the goods from other
countries. The export will decrease rapidly and government will lose the income from
Second, for workers, the rise of fuel price will force the company where they
work to limit the budget to low the production cost. One of the ways that is usually
don by the employees of a company is by cutting of the number or workers. It means
hundreds even thousands of workers will lose their jobs. The jobless people will
increase instability of nations because they will do whatever they can do to get some
money, even by doing crime. What a dreadful nightmare!
Thirdly,, for ordinary people. They must manage their finance to survive
because the rise of the fuel rice will increase the price of their basic need’s price. They
have to find alternative ways to survive; reducing the meals, postponing the buying of
unnecessary things or event for the from school. This is the worst.
]based on the facts above, considering the negative impact of the rise of the fuel
price above, government must cancel the rise and try to find other ways to cover the
lack of the national budget by not cutting the subsidy of fuel.
1. What should be canceled?
a. fuel price d. industry products
b. the rise of industry products e. fuel price for industry
c. the rise of fuel price
2. What is the purpose of the text?
1. Fuel price must be dropped
1. To persuade the readers or listeners that rise of fuel price is should or should not be in the case
3. The reasons about the rise of fuel price
4. The text have a clear in statements
3. Who suffer most of rise of fuel pries?
a. company d. the ordinary people
b. government e. the workers
4. Why must rise of fuel be canceled?
a. because there are some negative impact
b. because the government will get profit
c. because the fuel pries in Indonesia is still cheap
d. because the company will increase the products
e. because there are not many crimes
5. Why does the company cut of the number of workers?
a. the workers have been old
b. the workers have stolen the company products
c. the company wants to limit the budget to low the production cost
d. the workers want to increase their salary
e. the company wants to get some profit
6. “They must manage finance to survive” in paragraph four the words they refers
a. companies d. the citizen
b. industry products e. the rich people
c. the workers
Good morning, ladies and gentlement
Thank you very much for the House of Representatives which had invited me to
give the speech concerning about the mystery sinetrons shown in many televisions
presently. My name is Budi Santoso, a lecturer at University of Indonesia majoring in
mass communication. Here, I represent the academics point of view about the subject
we discuss this morning.
As we know, there are many mystery sinetrons shown on Television stations
presently. The sinetrons depict horrible scenes about the spirit world. It is described
that spirits often disturb people by frightening them in the darkness, when they walk
alone at night or at the cemetery. The spirits are pictured as frightening appearance
such as white clothes flying corpse, shattered face copse etc. the show must be
abandoned for several reasons.
Thirdly, such kind of sinetrons waste out time to think unreal phenomena while
we are facing many kinds of living problems.
In brief, for the reason, I think television station must stop showing mystery
sinetrons. They are bad influences for people, frightening our children and destroying
their belief to god.
Thank you very much for your attention.
7. Who is the writer?
a. lady d. watcher sinetron
b. a gentleman e. the man who gave speeches
c. a lecture
8. What is the really profession of the writer?
a. the minister d. the lecturer at university of Indonesia
b. the teacher of SMU e. Budi Santoso
c. the government
9. Where did the give speech?
a. at the company d. at the university
b. at the house of representatives e. at television
c. at the mosque
10. How many reasons does the speaker mention to support his argument?
a. 4 arguments d. one arguments
b. 5 arguments e. three fourth argument
c. 3 arguments
11. What program does the speaker critic?
a. sinetron on TV d. drama sinetron
b. love story sinetron e. spirits sinetron
c. mystery sinetron
12. “So they’ll afraid of them” in paragraph three. They word them refer to …..
a. sinetrons d. people
b. watchers e. spirits
The police at the big city were looking for a thief. At last they caught him. But
while they were taking photographs of him-from the front, from the left, from the
right, with a hat, without a hat-he suddenly attacked the policeman and ran off. They
tried to catch him, but he got away.
Then a week later the telephone rang in the police-station and somebody said.
“You are looking for Bill Cross, aren't you?"
“Well, he left here for waterbridge an hour."
Less than twelve hours later they got a telephone call from the police in
Waterbridge. “We have caught three of the men.” they said happily, “and we will
catch the fourth this evening, we think"
13. Who were looking for thief? 16. Did somebody know where the thief was?
a. Yes, he was
a. happy d. worried
b. sad e. confused
The police at the big city were looking for a thief.
The bold sentences is called ....
a. orientation d. event
b. complication e. twist
The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning. They
were expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from South Africa. A few hours earlier,
someone had told the police that thieves would try steal the diamonds. When the plane
arrived, some of the detectives were waiting inside the main building while others
were waiting on the airfield. Two men took the parcel off the plane and carried it into
the customs House. While two detectives were keeping guard at the door, two others
opened the parcel. To their surprise, the precious parcel was full of stones and sand!
22. Which sentence showed the first event?
a. The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning
b. They were expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from South Africa
c. When the plane arrived some of the detectives were waiting inside the main
d. A few hours earlier, someone had told the police that thieves would try to
steal the diamonds.
e. Two man took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the Customs House
23. Who are the participants in the story?
a. the police
c. the police and the thieves
d. someone and the police
e. the detectives, the police, the thieves, someone
24. How many detectives were there in the Customs House when they opened the
a. Many detectives
b. One detective
c. Two detectives
d. Three detectives
e. Four detectives
25. Where did two men take the parcel after the arrival of the plane?
a. into the Custom House
c. in the airport
d. in the plane cabin
e. at the door
Joe was going into his usual bar before lunch when he saw a poorly dressed man fishing in a small pool of rain-water about five centimeters deep outside it.
Joe stopped and watched the man for a few minutes. He saw that most of the people who passed by him believed he must be rather mad.
Joe pitied the man, so after a few minutes he went up to him and said kindly, ‘Hello, would you like to come into the bar and have a drink with me?’
The fisherman was delighted to accept his offer, and the two men went into the bar together. Joe bought the fisherman a few drinks, and finally said to him, ‘You’ve been fishing outside here, haven’t you? How many did you manage to catch this morning, if I may ask?’
'You’re the eighth,’ the fisherman answered merrily. 26. Who were the participants in the story?
4. Joe and the fisherman
5. Poor man
27. Where do you think the story happened?
28. Why did the most people who passed the fisherman believe that he rather mad? Because…
1. He was dinking in the bar
2. He was fishing in a small pool of rain-water
4. He was looking for a fish in the bar
5. He was taking his lunch in the bar
29. What did the fisherman actually catch?
1. Fish d. shrimp
2. Food e. people
The Ducks and the Turtle
Two ducks who lived in a big lake had a friend who was a turtle. One year there was a very little rain and the lake began to dry up. One of the ducks said to the other,” Soon, there’ll be no water in this lake. Let’s go and look for another lake.” “Yes.” Answered the second duck,” But first let’s say goodbye to our friend, the turtle.”
When they told the turtle they were going to leave, he said,” I’ll die here without any water and without any friends. Take me within you.” The duck answered,” We can’t. We are going to fly, and you have no wings.”
The turtle thought for a minute and then said,” Please wait here.” Then he went away and found a strong, straight stick. He brought it back to his friends, put the middle of it in his mouth and said,” Now if each of you takes me one end of the stick in his mouth, you can lift me up and carry me with you “
“There is one danger,” said the ducks,” If you try to talk while we’re carrying you through the air, you won’t be able to hold the stick, so you’ll fall down along way and break your shell.”
“All right,” answered the turtle,” I promise not to talk while we’re in the air.” So the ducks took the stick and flew away, with the turtle between them. All went well until they were flying over a town. Then some people saw them and shouted,” Look, those ducks are carrying a cat!”
First the turtle very proud of himself because of his idea he could fly. But when he heard that, the turtle got very angry,” A Cat? I am not...,” he said, but he didn’t get any further because he opened his mouth, the stick came out of his mouth and the poor turtle fell to the ground.
30. The communicative purpose of this text is .... a. To entertain or amuse the readers
b. To give a view of an art work c. To inform the readers
d. To describe a thing e. To explain a place
31. Tina : Who involved in the story? Rita : They were ....
32. Henny : How did the turtle solve his problem? Ardi : ....
a. By drying up the lake b. By flooding the lake
c. By flying away from the dry lake with the help of the ducks d. By flying down over the town by the help of the ducks e. By dropping the turtle down
33. Linda : What problems faced by the ducks? Ferry :....
a. A lot of water flows to the lake b. Much water flows out of the lake c. Long rainy season
d. Long dry season e. Trying to fly
34. What can we learn from the story? a. One may proud of himself b. One must keep his promise c. One may angry to others
d. One may not too boastfull of himself e. One must always be patient to others Text 7
Once upon a time, a rabbit wanted to cross a river but he could not swim. He had an idea. He saw a boss of crocodile swimming in the river. The rabbit asked the boss of crocodile, “How many crocodiles are there in the river?” The boss of crocodile answered, “We are twenty here.’’ “Where are they?” the rabbit asked for the second time. “What is it for?” the boss of crocodile asked.
“All of you are good, nice, gentle and kind, so I want to make a line in order. Later I will know how kind you are,” said the rabbit. Then, the boss of the crocodile called all his friends and asked them to make a line in order from one side to the other side of the river. Just then, the rabbit started to count while jumping from one crocodile to another; one ... two ... three ... four ... until twenty, and finally, he thanked all crocodiles because he had crossed the river.
35. The story mainly tells us about.... a. twenty crocodiles
b. the boss of the crocodile c. a rabbit and twenty crocodiles d. a rabbit and the boss of crocodile
e. the boss of the crocodile and all his friends
36. We know from the first paragraph that the rabbit actually wanted… a. to cross the river
b. to swim across the river c. to meet the boss of crocodile d. to know where the crocodiles are e. to know the number of crocodiles there
37. “All of you are good, nice, gentle, and kind ....” (Paragraph 2) The underlined word is synonymous with ....
b. cheerful c. easy going d. diligent e. honourable Text 7
38. Under what heading is this text likely found? a. Housing. d. Job vacancy
b. Education. e. Travel agency c. Furniture.
39. The Jakarta Post is looking for a person who is qualified in .... a. teaching English
b. writing news reports c. making a series of tests d. leading a daily newspaper e. being a human resource manager
40. The Jakarta Post, a leading English-language daily newspaper, requires a qualified reporter. The underlined word means ....
a. hires b. find
c. needs d. looks