SOAL ULANGAN PILIHAN GANDA KELAS XII SMAMA 2016
The Golden Swan
One night, as the poor widow was sleeping restlessly, she heard her husband’s voice. “I have come back to help you, “ the voice said. The widow sat up and looked around. She knew she was dreaming, and in her dream she went outside. A large swan spoke to her with the Chief Hunter’s voice. “ I know how hard it is for you , “ the Swan said in the Chief Hunter ‘s voice. The Widow was happy to hear her husband’s voice, yet sad because she knew that it was a dream.
The words stuck her throat so she could not speak. The Swan stood in the moonlight and said, “ I wish I could be here with you.” Then it came closer. She could see that many of its feathers were made of gold. In the moonlight it seemed to be a golden swan. The golden swan said, “ Put your hand out and take one of my golden feathers. Use the money for yourself and the children. Go on, I will return whenever You need more. Pull a feather out of my wing. The Golden Swan said in the voice of the chief hunter, “Go to sleep now. In the morning you will know this was a special dream.” So the widow put the feather beside her bed and went back to sleep. She slept so well and so deeply it was as if her husband were still alive. When she woke up, she remembered the dream and looked for the golden feather. There in its place was money and gold. The woman was very happy and later she went to the village and bought food and clothing. She was careful not to spend too much.
01. Rendry : What is the type of the story about “Golden Swan” ?
Meidra : It is …………..
A. a folk tale
B. a short story
C. a novel
D. a fairy tale
E. a legend
02. Rinaya : What is the story above about ?
Taniya : It told about…………….
A. a widow and her children who were hungry and need some food
B. a widow and her swan which has some golden eggs
C. a widow and her dreams about getting money
D. a widow and her dream about her husband who became a golden swan
E. a widow and her ex-husband who want to help her by giving his golden swan
03. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. The widow’s imagination
B. How the widow helped her husband
C. The widow’s hope
D. How the former widow’s husband tried to help his wife
E. How the golden swan tried to fly with it golden feathers
04. Go on, I will return whenever….. . (Pr.2 line 4). What the word “I” refers to……………
A. The chief hunter
B. the swan
C. the dream
D. The widow
E. the feather
05. She was careful not to spend too much. The phrase “not to spend too much” has the synonym with the word…..
E. have much money
The Fish that Learned to Walk
Once there was an Indian who had a pet fish named Tommy, which he kept in a barrel. But the fish got pretty big and the Indian had to change the water a good deal to keep him alive. He was too lazy to do that, and he thought he would teach the fish to live without water. So he did. He began by taking Tommy out of the barrel for a few minutes at a time, pretty often, and then he took him out oftener and kept him out longer, and after a time Tommy got so he could stay out a good while if he was in the wet grass.
Then the Indian found he could leave him in the wet grass all night, and pretty soon that fish could live in the shade whether the grass was wet or not. By that time he had got pretty tame, too, and he used to follow the Indian around a good deal, and when a the Indian went out to dig worms for him to eat. Tommy went along too and got some for himself. The Indian thought everything of that fish, and when Tommy got so he didn’t need any water at all, but could go anywhere—down the dusty road and stay all day out in the hot sun—you never saw the Indian without his fish. Some people wanted to buy Tommy, but the Indian said he wouldn’t sell a fish like that for any money. You’d see him coming to town with Tommy following along the road behind, just like a dog, only of course he traveled a good deal like a snake, and almost as fast.
Well, it was pretty sad that the way that Indian lost his fish, and it was unusual too. He started for town one day with Tommy coming along behind as usual. There was a bridge in the road and the Indian came to it where he saw there was a hole in it, but he went on over it without thinking. A little later he looked round for Tommy and Tommy wasn’t there. He went back a way and called, but he couldn’t see anything of his pet. Then he came to the bridge and saw the hole, and he thought right away that maybe his fish had got in there. So, he went to the hole and looked down, and sure enough, there was Tommy, floating on the water, bottom-side up. He’d fallen through that hole into the river and drowned.
06. Melissa : Who is Tommy ?
Freddy : I think Tommy is…….
A. The Indian’s name
B. The Indian’s fish
C. The Indian’s friend
D. The Indian’s barrel
E. all are correct
07. Pinkan : What is the main idea of the second paragraph ?
Lindri : It talks about……………..
A. How the Indian trained the fish to live out of water.
B. How the Indian trained the fish to walk out of water
C. How the Indian trained the fish to dig for worm
D. How the Indian trained the fish be tamed so he can sell it
E. The fish can run like snake
08. ……, and the Indian came to it where he saw……(Pr.3 line 3) . The word “it” refers to…
A. the Indian
B. the grass
C. great deal
D. the pet fish
E. the bridge
09. The following information are false, except……………
A. Tommy is the Indian’s friend
B. Tommy can walk like a human by using legs
C. The Indian will sell the fish if someone wants to buy it in highly price
D. Tommy died caused of hot sun
E. Tommy fell down to the river through a hole on the bridge
10. Devina : What is the cause of the Tommy’s death?
Lelina : He died because he……….
A. drowned in the hole
B. drowned in the water
C. fallen in the hot road
D. fallen down to the hole
E. following the Indian
11. ………..only of course he traveled a good deal like a snake (prg 2). The word “he” refers to….
A. The Indian
E. Some people
12. Aminah : I got headache.
Andika : I think it is better if you visit a doctor.
From the dialogue above we know that the second speaker is …
- giving apology
- giving explanation
- giving suggestion
- asking suggestion
- asking apology
13. Budiman : Who is in charge here.
The officer : It is me, Sir. What can I do for you?
Budiman : My room is so dirty. I can’t use it.
The officer : We are sorry sir, I’ll send the janitor soon.
From the dialogue we can conclude that Mr. Budiman is telling his…
14. Sarju : We have to arrive at Bandung at 5 o’clock. Is there any chance for us to get there on
Melia : it’s four o’clock now. It need 45 minutes to get there. So I think there is …………to get
there on time.
A. a little chance’
B. no chance
C. less chance
D. any chance
E. a more chance
15. Melia : Budi, I can’t use my computer. It is broken. Can you fix it
Budi : ………………. I am majoring in computer science .
A. I don’t think so
B. I have no capability
C. I am capable
D. I doesn’t have any capability
E. I am incapable
16. Melia : I ………to school before you were born
Edy : you must be strong and healthy, then.
A. rides my bike
B. rode my bike
C. ride my bike
D. has ridden my bike
E. had ridden my bike
17. Budi : …….Andi ………milk yesterday?
Nia : Yes, He did
A. do, drink
B. does, drink
C. do, drinks
D. does, drinks
E. did, drink
18. Budi : Your bag is here.
Ami :What did she say to me?
Lia : She said to you …..
A. my bag is here’
B. my bag was here
C. your bag is there
D. your bag was there
E. your bag was here
19. Budi : Where did Andi go?
Linda : What did he say?
Ami : He asked ….
A. where did Andi go
B. where Andi did go
C. where Andi had gone
D. where Andi was gone
E. where Andi goes
20. Budi : Don’t drink my coffee
Sari : What did he say?
Arina : He order you…
A. don’t drink my coffee
B. not to drink your coffee
C. not to drink my coffee
D. not to drink his coffee
E. not to drink her coffee