Kamis, 28 Februari 2013

TEST 1                       
Choose the correct words to complete the  plot of Cinderella story below. (no 1- 8)
Cinderella is the much-loved only child of a widowed aristocrat. After __(1)____that his dearly beloved daughter needs a mother's care, Cinderella's father marries Lady Tremaine, a proud and confident woman with two daughters from her first__(2)__, Drizella and Anastasia. Plain and socially awkward, these stepsisters are bitterly __(3)__ of the beautiful and charming Cinderella. After the __(4)__of Cinderella's father, Lady Tremaine and her daughters take over the estate, and begin to __(5)__and mistreat Cinderella out of jealousy, and even allow their cat, Lucifer, to __(6)__her. Despite being forced into__(7)__ in her own home, Cinderella becomes a kind and gentle woman and befriends the animals living in the barn and many of the mice and birds who live in and around the __(8)__.
1.          a.  answering               b. deciding       c. taking           d. receving       e. getting
2.           a. marriage                 b. family          c. sister                        d. daughter       e. relationship
3.          a. hatred          b. angry           c. envious        d. love             e. admire
4.         a. absence        b. leaving         c. journey        d. death                        e. promotion
5.         a. persuade                  b. abuse           c. help              d. challenge                 e. accompany
6.         a. torment        b. please          c. protect          d. talk              e. swallow
7.         a. servitude                  b. host              c. princess        d. manage        e. own
8.           a. hut             b. chateau                    c. inn               d. lodge                        e. dormitory
Choose the synonyms based on the underlined words (no 9 – 15)
9.                    The man was arrested by the police because he had  tormented his house maid.
a.       tortured   b. kicked            c. hit    d. excited         e. attacked

10.                I  don’t understand what he means. It makes me befuddled.
a.       happy        b. disappointed                        c. counfused                d. sad               e. angry

11.                The villain involved at the bank robbery were handcuffed and taken to the police  office.
a.       Criminal     b.  Porter          c. Author         d. officer         e. manager

12.                The earthquake crumbled many houses.
a.       Tumbled down      b. crashed                    c. built             d. spoiled         e. decayed

13.                Some people believed prophecy that the doomsday  will be in 2012.
a.       Future prediction   b. future plan               c. expectation  d. dream          e. myth

14.                The death of her father left unforgetable anguish.
a.       Great pain              b. memory       c. experience               d. problems      e. anger

15.                Subki got credit as the best poetry reader at the poetry competition.
a.       Loan          b. money         c. prize             d. good point               e. point of wiew
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by his side a countryman passed them and said, "You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?"
So the man put the boy on the donkey, and they went on their way.
But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said, "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides."
So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other, "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along."
Well, the man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at.
The men said, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours -- you and your hulking son?"
The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to a bridge, when the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together, he was drowned.

"That will teach you," said an old man who had followed them:
"Please all, and you will please none."
                                                                                                                        Written by Aesop

16.      What is the purpose of the story?
a.                   To describe a particular person, place or thing.
b.                   To inform the readers, listeners, or viewer about the events
c.                   To entertain the readers
d.                   To persuade the readers and to tell a story
e.                   To retell something that happened in the past and to tell a series of past event
17.  Why did the passers begin to jeer and point at the man and the boy?
a.                   Because both of them got on the donkey.
b.                   Because both of them got on the donkey.
c.                   Because they let the donkey got on them.
d.                   Because they mocked the passers.
e.                   Because the man and the wanted to go to the market.

18.  The moral value of the story is
a.       You should obey your parents.
b.      You should listen what other people suggest.
c.       You should take care of your parents.
d.      If you try to please everyone, you will please no one.
e.       Don’t judge the book from its cover.

19.  "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along." (line 8 paragraph 3)
            The synonym of the underlined word is…
a.                   Walk
b.                   Run                  d. get on
c.                   Ride                 e. talk

20.  …the passersby began to jeer and point at them. (line 10 paragraph 4)
    The underlined word means….
a.                   to shout scornfully
b.                   to amuse                                              d. to force
C.         to entertain                                           e. to talk

Once upon a time there lived neighbors, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good shot and bear, being very clumsy, could not use the arrow to good advantage.
     The bear was very unkind to the rabbit. Every morning, the bear would call over to the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came with the bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear’s anger by refusing, consented to go with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed, he shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left after the bear and his family had loaded themselves and packed all they could carry home. However, the poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchering, as the gluttonous bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up. Poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day’s work.
     The bear was the father of five children. The youngest bear was very kind to the rabbit. The mother bear, knowing that her youngest child was a very hearty eater, always gave him an extra large piece of meat. The baby bear did not eat this extra large piece of meat. Instead, he would take the meat outside and would pretend to play ball with it, kicking it towards the rabbit’s house, and when he got close to the door he would give the meat such a great kick that it would fly into the rabbit’s house. In this way, the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear.

21. How was the youngest bear according to the writer…..
a.   greedy
b.   humble                        d. humorous
c.   poor                 e. generous

22. The complication started when ……..
a.   The bear was very unkind to the rabbit as every morning the bear would call over to the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take it is bow and arrows, and came with the bear to the other side of the hill.
b.   The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear’s anger by refusing consented to go with the bear and shot enough, buffalo to satisfy, the hunger family.
c.   The rabbit shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left loaded themselves and packed al they could carry home
d.   The bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up.
      e.   The poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butch ring

23. The communicative purpose of text is …
a.   to tell the readers what really happened in the past
b.   to a muse and entertain the readers with problematic events
c.   to inform the readers about how and why something works
     d.   to present informative about a current issue
     e.   to describe an  event in the past

24. What did we learn from the text above
a.   Being honest is not always wise
b.   Being a miser is something important
c.   All that glitters is not gold
d.   To love means to share
e.   To be generous is not good

25. “The poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from butchering, as the gluttonous bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up.”
“Gluttonous” has almost the same meaning as ….
a.   Humble
b.   Glad                                         d. greedy
c.   Fat                                           e. generous

The Hen with  the Silver Eggs
            One day, in an Arabian city, a woman went to the market and bought a beautiful hen.
            A few days later to her surprise the hen she bought laid a silver egg. If the hen could only be persuaded to lay more than one egg each day, the woman was sure she would never have to work again.
            So the woman decided to make the hen eat more, so that it could lay more eggs. But the only result was that the hen died of indigestion and did not lay more eggs at all.
26. Paragraph 3 mostly discuses about……
a. the hen’s eggs
b. what the woman did to her hen
c. what the hen did for the woman
d. what the hen eats to lay more eggs.
e. why the woman wanted to get more eggs.

27. The hen died because it…….
a. ate nothing
b. ate too much                                                      d. was badly injured                                       
c. laid more eggs                                                    e. was forced to lay eggs                     

28. From the text we may conclude that the woman was……
a. active
b. misery                                                    d. furious
c. greedy                                                    e. dangerous

29. “ If the hen could only be persuaded…….(par. 3)
      The underlined words mean……
  1. commanded
b.   influenced                               d. brought
c.   dangerous                                e. told

Review: Best Friends Forever
By Seana Duncan

            Jennifer Weiner can always be counted on for a good, hearty read. Something you can curl up with on a rainy Saturday or breeze through on a longue chair poolside. Her latest novel, Best Friends Forever, released July 14, 2009, doesn’t disappoint.
            One heroine is Addie Downs, an overweight, social awkward young girl who is desperate for friendship. When Valerie Adler moves in across the street and take an interest in Addie, a friendship is born. It’s the friendship Addie has always wanted; true-blue, best friend forever.
            But the life happens, and Addie handles a series of difficult, emotionally devastating tragedies with quiet strength. After a betrayal in high school sends Addie and Valarie on different paths in life, a sudden event occurs when Valarie needs Addie’s help and their paths cross again. The combination of Addie’s witty observations and Valarie’s ineptitude are hilarious as the girls find their way back to each other and learn what it really, truly means to be best friends forever.
            Jennifer Weiner, a fiction favorite, delivers a funny, touching story about one of the most relevant topics for women – friendship, but the tone and cadence of best Friends Forever is slightly different than some of her other novels. It’s a little more somber, a little more thoughtful – it makes the reader care about Addie. Similar to Rebecca Wells, Jennifer Weiner uses the perfect blend of funny and sad to make the reader emphasize and stick with Addie till the end.
            Any woman who has ever had a best friend and wanted that best friend to be a best friend forever will love this book.

  1. What is the book about?
A.     A love affair
B.     A friendship                    D. A tragedy
C.     A friendship                    E. A teenage life

31. What is the character of Addie Downs in the story?
A.     She is optimistic for friendship.
B.     She is slim enough.                        D. She is smart
C.     She is awkward.                 E. She is careless

32.What is the main idea of paragraph three?
A.     The biography of the aouthor
B.     The characters in the story
C.     The synopsis of the story
D.     The reviewer’s comment on the book
E.      The reviewer’s recommendation to the readers

33.“The combination of Addie’s witty observations…”(paragraph 3)
The word in bold has a similar meaning to
A.     Funny
B.     obscure                  D. careful
C.     fatty                       E. clear

Bridge to Terabithia is a powerful novel by an American___(34)__, Katherine Peterson. It was __(35)__ in 1977 and has remained__(36)__ ever since. The novel is a real-life fiction that__(37)__ friendship, love, and grief telling story of Jess Aarons and his new neighbor, Leslie Burke.
  1. a. Singer           b. idol              c. actor                         d. artist                         e. author
  2. a. published     b. sold              c. told              d. summarized             e. informed
  3. a. remote          b. popular        c. hard             d. unlucky                   e. unknown
  4. a. explore         b. have             c. story             d. employ                    e.aquire
38. . The logs are washed to rinse away dirt.
         a. cleanliness                  b. impurity                   c. pulp             d. hazard          e. bark

39. The pulping process is to separate wood fibers.
       a. sort                    b. unite                        c. combine                   d. compound               e. link

40. The pulp look like a mushy and watery solution.
       a. liquid                b. tiny              c. porridge                   d. melt             e. milk

41. The fibers bond togetether and then make a thin mat, the fiber mat.
       a. separate             b. remove                    c. close                        d. reject            e. bind

42. People squeeze the fiber mat with rollers to remove more water.
       a. separate b. reject            c. fix                d. exert pressure on                 e. clean

43. In Terabithia, Jess is a strong and courageous king.
      a.  afraid    b. scary            c. brave                        d. sad               e. powerful
44. Although gorillas look ferocious, they are really rather quiet apes.
      a. clumsy   b. rude             c. strong           d. rough                       e. cruel

45. do you want to buy a mobile phone? Don’t  be hasty. There are many things to consider.
      a. stupid     b. hurried         c. careless                    d. dishonest                 e. smart

46. Photovoltaic cells provide an unlimited supply of free power by converting the sunlight into electricity  
       using modern semiconductor.
       a. challenging                    b. moving      c. exploring        d. changing      e. supporting

47. The students are banned bringing mobile phones to their classes.
       a. suggested                      b. rejected        c. prohibited                d. offered        e. welcome

48…. I regret to say that we do not have a suitable vacancy at present time. And we don’t envisage any in  
      the future ….
          a. fit                   b. need             c. send             d. want             e. expect

49. I should like to take this opportunity to wish you success in finding suitable employment.
      a. chance   b. job               c. vacancy                   d. change                     e. offer

50. Tsunamis occur when a major fault under ocean floor suddenly slips.
       a. happen  b. cause           c. effect           d. move                       e. source

51. The serious contamination imperiled people and the environment severly.
       a. effect    b. endanger                  c. afraid           d. terrify          e. break

52. Corruption ruins the people’s economy.
      a. develop              b. help             c. destroy                     d. repair           e. support

53. The government should eradicate the corropution, collusion, and nepotism practices.
       a. put an end to     b. observe        c. solve            d. clear             e. check

54. Illegal logging retards sustainable development in some of the poorest countries.
      a. hide                    b. slow down               c. prevent         d. stop              e. distract

55. vehicles emit a deadly gas that causes illnesses.
      a. gain                    b. pick up                    c. use               d. release                     e. obtain

Questions no. 56 – 60 based on the following text:
2012 is Roland Emmerich’s film which uses the Mayan calendar and other end-of-days prophecies for their doomsday scenario. It imagines the world coming to an end in 2012.
2012 film brings off a series of wonders. The movie hits its peak early on. It starts when Cusacks drives a limo trough the streets of Los Angeles as freeways and skyscrapers crumble all around him from the shock of a 10.5 earthquake. The climax occurs abroad the giant ark, when an equipment malfunction almost threatens the entire mission.
Unfortunately, the crucial sequence is not filmed or edited with the requisite clarity. In 2012 film, Emmerich leaves us befuddled as the exactly what is happening to whom. However, Emmerich’s 2012 deserves credit for offbeat casting. Cusack supplies his trademark hangdog charm. McCarthy has perhaps his best role ever as Peet’s cocky. Danny Glover lends dignity to the role of the  tormented president. Chiwetel Ejiofor, as the chief scientist, brings a moving sense of anguish to a stock role. Platt has fun playing the villain of the piece, and Woody Harrelson also chews the scenery as a bugeyed radio prophet trying  to warn his listeners about Armageddon.
All in one, 2012’s cinematography, production design and visual effects are awards-worthy. Music also propels the movie. It presents American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert, who provides a rousing anthem over the end credits.

56.   What is the text about?
a.       Mayan people          
b.      b. doomsday                                              d. cinematography
c.       c. 2012 film review                                   e.  the end of the world               
57.What is the purpose of the text?
a.       To analyze and evaluate some creative work and to inform people about its strengths and weaknesses
b.      To explain the process is being involved in the formation of natural/socio-cultural phenomena
c.       To describe the way things are, with reference to arrange of natural, man-made and social phenomena in our environment.
d.      To describe a particular person, place or thing
e.      To inform the readers , listeners, or viewer about the event

58.   What buildings tumbled down when Chusack drives a limo through the street s of Los Angeles?
a.       Earthquake
b.       Skyscrapers                               d. giant ark
c.       Mayan calendar                        e. chief scientist

59   When does the climax happen?
a.       All in one, 2012’s cinematography, production design and visual effect are awards-worthy
b.      When Chusack drives a limo through the streets of Los Angeles and sky scrapers crumble all around him from the shock of a 10.5 earthquake
c.       Unfortunately the crusial sequence is not filmed or edited with the requisite clarity
d.      When an equipment malfunction almost threatens the entire mission
e.      Emmerich leaves us befuddled as the exactly what is happening to whom.

60.   The organization of the text is….
a.       Orientation – interpretative recount – evaluation- evaluative summation
b.      Orientation -  complication – resolution
c.       General statement – explanation
d.      General classification – description
e.      Identification – description


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