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Sekolah Menegah Atas / Madrasah Aliyah
 Kelas : XII, Ebtanas ( Bahasa Inggris/Tahun 2008 )
                                     THE LION AND THE MOUSE

         Mr. Lion was lying asleep when he was suddenly awaked by a mouse running over his face. The little mouse was being chased by a wild cat. "How dare you!" he roared, and raised his paw to kill the mouse. "Please, sir, begged Miss. Mouse, "let me go, and one day I may do something for you in return. "You help me! Ha… ha…., "laughed Mr. Lion, but he let her go.
        One day, Mr. Lion was caught in a net by hunters, "I can't get out!" he roared angrily, "But I can help you," said a tiny voice. Then Miss. Mouse nibbled and gnawed the ropes until the lion was free. "There", she said proudly, "if you had not let me go, I would not have found a way to help you. "Yes, you should thank her, Mr. Lion. She has saved your life", said a monkey who was sitting on a branch of a tree.

1.   Who was caught in a net?
A.A cat
B.A lion
C.A mouse
D.A hunter
E.A monkey

2.   According to the text, which of the following is TRUE?
A.Mr. Lion was not lying asleep
B.The mouse cannot help Mr. Lion
C.Miss. Mouse was awaked by Mr. Lion
D.Miss Mouse was caught in a net spread by hunters
E.Mr. Lion was awaked because a mouse running over his face

3.   Why did the mouse run over the lion's face?
Because …
A.she was chased by a wild cat
B.she was not afraid of the lion
C.she wanted to wake up the lion
D.she hoped the lion would help her
E.she expected the lion would kill the cat

4.   The main idea of the paragraph two is …
A.A monkey helped Mr. Lion
B.Mr. Lion caught Miss Mouse
C.Miss Mouse helped release Mr. Lion
D.Mr. Lion was trapped by the hunters
E.The hunters were caught in a net

Although gorillas look ferocious, they are really rather quiet apes. They live in family groups in the thickset parts of the jungle.
        A gorilla's feet, hands, and wrinkled face are bare and black. His fur may be short or long, depending on where he lives.
        The short-haired  gorillas lives in the hot, damp, tropical forest of western Africa, and the long-haired gorilla lives in the cooler air in the high mountain of central Africa.
        A gorilla's arms are so long; they almost touch the ground, even when he is standing up.
        Some wild mountain gorillas weigh as much as you, your father, and your mother all weigh together.
        At night the father gorilla sleeps on the ground. But the mother and the baby gorillas sleep in a big nest of made sticks and leaves on the ground, or in the lower branches of trees, where they are safer from prowling animals.

5.   The text mainly tells about …
A.father gorilla
B.a gorilla's life
C.kinds of gorilla
D.gorillas in brief
E.the origin of gorilla

6.   The … of the gorillas affects the length of the gorilla's fur.
A.size
B.food
C.habit
D.weight
E.habitat

7.   The following parts of a gorilla are not covered by fur, except …
A.the chin
B.the nose
C.the arms
D.the feet
E.the hands

8.   "Although gorillas look ferocious, they are really rather quiet apes" (Paragraph 1)
What does the underlined word mean?
A.Rude
B.Cruel
C.Rough
D.Strong
E.Clumsy

                                                 ANNOUNCEMENT

                         SCHOOL TRIP TO GOLDEN SANDS BEACH

              On 28th of August, there will be a school trip to Golden Sands Beach.
              Departure         : 07.30 a.m.
              Programs          : Swimming, games, volley ball, and lunch at
                                          the Sea View Restaurant.
                                          Afternoon: walk along the beach to the lagoon
                                          and watch the boat festival.
               Fee                   : Rp 50.000,-
               Contact Person: Vita, Zaskia
                                                                                      Chairperson

                                                                                       Anne Saragih

9.   What is the announcement about?
A.A boat festival
B.A Sea View Restaurant
C.The Golden Sands Beach
D.A schedule of a school trip
E.A lagoon at the Golden Sands Beach

10.   This announcement is mostly addressed to … of a school.
A.visitors
B.tourists
C.students
D.travelers
E.sightseers

                                                                        BIRDS

     Birds belong to a class of warm blooded vertebrate animals with feather covered bodies. Next to mammals, birds are the most important groups of land-living vertebrates. All birds have feathers, although in some types, particularly those that cannot fly, the normal structure of the feathers may be much modified and be downy, wooly, or straw like. The forelimbs of birds are modified into wings.The bony part of the tail, except in the very earliest fossil birds, is very short, and the visible tail is composed of feathers only. The teeth are absent except in some fossil forms. As in mammals-the only other group of warm-blooded animal-the circulation is highly perfected so that there is no mixing of material of arterial and venous blood, but the arrangement of veins and arteries by which this is accomplished, is different in two groups. Birds have keen hearing, although they have no external ears. The sense of sight also is very keen, but the sense of smell is weak or lacking, except few vultures and other birds.


11.   The passage is about the … of birds.
A.species
B.definitions
C.clarification
D.classification
E.characteristics

12.   From the text we can conclude that both birds and mammals have …
A.backbones
B.keen sights
C.keen hearing
D.downy feathers
E.weak sense of smell

13.   Which of the following is NOT possessed by birds?
A.Feathers
B.Wings
C.Teeth
D.Tails
E.Ears

       Do you want to buy a mobile phone? Don't be hasty. There are many things to consider. Be reasonable before making a decision.
       First, you can start by asking yourself the usefulness of the equipment. The question might be, "Do I want it for prestige or its usefulness?"
       Then you should make a choice on the type of mobile phone. There are various choices in the market, so you should decide the one that meets your needs and whether you can afford it or not.
        The consequence of using a mobile phone is its high operational cost. You have to pay more for mobile phone compared to a fixed telephone. Therefore you should only use the mobile phone only for important talks.

14.   What is the text about?
A.The various types of mobile phones.
B.How to use a mobile phone effectively.
C.The advantages of using a mobile phone.
D.The consequence of using a mobile phone.
E.Things to consider before buying a mobile phone.

15.   According to the text which of the following is NOT TRUE about a mobile phone?
A.Practical
B.Expensive.
C.Prestigious.
D.economical
E.Easy to carry.

16.   Which of the following is the most important thing to consider before buying mobile phone?
A.The type.
B.The price.
C.Your choice.
D.Your money.
E.Your prestige.

17.   Which of the following is TRUE according to the text?
A.All types of mobile phones are good.
B.It is very important for us to have a mobile phone.
C.Buying an expensive mobile phone is wise decision.
D.It is wise using a mobile phone for chatting with friends.
E.It is advisable to use a mobile phone only for important talks.

                                                                     COMMUNITY HEALTH
MEDICAL TEAMS                                   PROJECT MANAGER                
INTERNATIONAL. INC                          IDIE DISTRIC (NAD)
                                                                     PULAU NIAS (SUMUT)

MTI is seeking qualified candidates to manage its Community Health Projects in Sigli, NAD and Pulau Nias. Candidates who meet the qualification below are encouraged to  e-mail their CVs to: admin@mti-indonesia.org
            Responsibilities:
- Develop an action plan for community health project.
- Help recruit, hire, and mentor local community health staff
- Develop a network of community health activities in the targeted area.

            Desired Minimum Qualifications:
- University degree, with a community health background.
- At least four years experience in project work and management.
- Proficient in English, Indonesian, and preferably Bahasa Aceh or Nias.

             Benefits:
Good salary, housing allowance (if relocated), health insurance

18.   The advertisement above is mainly about …
A.traveling tour to NAD.
B.management of Medical Teams.
C.Medical Teams International Project
D.a Program of health activities in Pulau Nias.
E.a vacancy in Medical Teams International. INC

19.   An applicant should have …
A.an action plan
B.a university degree.
C.three year experience
D.a network in the targeted area.
E.a local community health staff

What Causes Weather

           Weather is the physical condition of the atmosphere at a particular time. It includes temperature,  air pressure and water content, known as wind. Winds are formed when  the cooler air moves in to replace the rising warm air. Warm air is usually less dense than cold air; therefore, it creates low air pressure. Cool air is more dense and creates high air pressure. Usually we have fine weather when the air pressure is high and there are clouds, rain and snow when the air pressure drops.


20.   What does the text explain?
A.Moving air.
B.Air pressure
C.Low air pressure.
D.Types of weather.
E.The formation of weather.

21.   "Warm air is usually less dense than cool air ..." (Paragraph 2)
The underlined word has the opposite meaning to ...
A.thin
B.solid
C.thick
D.heavy
E.compact

22.   The second paragraph mainly tells that ...
A.warm and cold air create air pressure.
B.winds are caused by warm air rising
C.weather is produced by moving air
D.the air moves from place to place
E.the moving air is called wind

           Bridge to Terabithia is a powerful novel by an American author, Khaterine Paterson. It was first published in 1977 and has remained popular ever since. The novel is a real-life fiction that explores  friendship, and grief telling the story of Jess Aarons and his new neighbor, Leslie burke.
            The plot is this. Jess Aarons lives on a farm with his large family. At school, he wants to be the fastest runner but is beaten by Leslie Burke, a girl! Jess and Leslie become friends and play in a make-believe land on an island in a dry creek bed that they call Terabithia. In Terabithia, Jess is a strong and courageous king. One day, however, a tragedy occurs and Jess must overcome his grief and honor. Told in the third person, Bridge to Terabithia is a well-paced story told in a straightforward yet thought-provoking way.
             Bridge to Terabithia is very moving novel with believable characters and a plot that keep the reader's interest. You feel sympathy for Jess and can understand what he has t go through emotionally. Its message of the power of friendship and the need to care about others and nature makes this a highly suitable book for teenage readers

23.   What is the text about?
A.Jess Aaron's tragedy
B.A worth reading novel
C.An island in a dry creek land
D.Jess Aaron, a strong and courageous king
E.A review of a novel entitled Bride to Terabithia

24.   "In Terabithia, Jess is a strong and courageous king." (Paragraph 2)
The antonym of underlined word is ...
A.mean
B.weak
C.kind
D.brave
E.gentle

25.   Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the text?
A.Jess is actually a king
B.The story is told in the third person
C.The author of the novel is an American
D.Jess Aaron and Leslie Burke are the main characters
E.The power of friendship and the need to care about others is the message of the story

          There are several positive and negative impacts of internet on education. One of the positive impacts of internet to education is when you are curious about something. You can find out any information to feed you "learning hunger" immediately from internet. If y
U are curious about the ants in your backyard, or i you want to know more about dinosaurs or any other prehistoric animals, there is abundant of information at your finger tips and you can improve your knowledge.
           On the the hand, some would argue that internet degrades the quality of research, throwing people into areas where the answers they find are low-quality guesses, at best. Since internet allows anyone to publish, finding high quality information is sometimes difficult. The internet also can be a huge destruction, like many other things that distract us from serious inquiry.

26.   What does the text mainly discuss?
A.The impacts of internet on education.
B.the advance of technology on education.
C.the access of information from the internet.
D.The distraction of curiosity by the internet.
E.the decrease of research quality caused by internet.

27.   "The internet also can be a huge destruction, ...." (Paragraph 2)
What is the opposite meaning of the underlined word?
A.Few
B.Less
C.Thin
D.Fine
E.Small

28.   Why do some people disagree with the use of internet on education?
A.Internet does not encourage people to serious question.
B.Internet gives low-quality answer to questions.
C.Internet provides high quality information.
D.Internet results expensive education.
E.Internet has little access to education.

29.   Which of the following is NOT a good effect of internet on education?
A.Internet can avoid a serious inquiry.
B.Internet can make education cheaper.
C.Internet can influence a student's interest.
D.Internet can open the access to information in rural areas.
E.Internet can help anyone the answers to their curiosity

Dear Nan,

        We are having a wonderful holiday here in Gold Coast. Yesterday was great as we went to Movie World.
        When we got p in the morning it looked like rain. After a while the clouds disappeared and it became a sunny day. We then decided to go to Movie World.
          First I went to Lethal Weapon. Next I saw the Police Academy Show. After that I had lunch as I was really hungry. Meanwhile, Mom and Kelly queued for the Batman ride.
         It rained about lunchtime but soon it was fine again. We really enjoyed our holiday.
        Bye-bye.


Love,

Sam

30.   The text mainly tells us about ...
A.a sunny day
B.Gold Coast
C.Batman ride
D.Sam's letter
E.Sam's holiday

31.   Which of the following was not visited by Sam?
A. Gold Coast.
B.Batman ride
C.Movie World
D.Lethal Weapon
E.Police Academy Show

32.   Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Sam?
A.He went to the holiday with his mom and Kelly.
B.He went to the Gold Coast.
C. He had an unpleasant holiday.
D.He enjoyed his holiday.
E.He was Nan's friend.

BANDUNG: Thousands of people who had fled from their houses located on the slopes of smoldering Mount Gankonora on Halmahera Island, North Maluku, could return to their homes after the authorities downgraded the volcano's top-alert status, Monday.
          The head of the Volcanology Center and Geology Disaster and  Mitigation Agency, Surono, said that the returning residents still could not get within three kilometers area of the volcano in Ibu district, West Halmahera regency.
           The alert status for the volcano was downgraded because the volcano had shown less volcanic activity. Since July 10 to July 15, only small tectonic quakes measuring 2 0f the Rich ter scale were recorded in the mountain and the volcano did not burst out hot lava or other  volcanic materials from its crater.
        "Compared to the last Monda's explosion, wherein the ash spewed was 4,000 above the crater, it is now only about 10 meters high", Surono told the journalist in Bandung on Monday.
        Following the volcano's increased activity last week, which led authorities to put it in the top alert status, around 10,000 residents were sheltered  in South Ibu and Central Ibu districts.
        Surono warned the people not to get close to the volcano because small emissions of smoke could throw materials from the volcano's crater.
         The 1.635-meter volcano has erupted 12 times since records have been kept. The first time ash and smoke streamed out of the volcano was in 1987. No casualties were reported.

33.   What is the text about?
A. Thousands of people who return home to Maluku volcano area.
B.The increasing activity of a number volcanic mountains in Maluku.
C.The reason for the downgraded alert status of Maluku volcano.
D.The head of Volcanology and Geology Disaster.
E.The increasing volcanic activity of Mount Gamkonora.

34.   Which information is TRUE according to the text?
A.Mount Gamkonora shows more activity.
B.The authority downgraded the alert status.
C.The people from Mount Gamkonora have not return home.
D.Two tectonic quakes measuring 5 of the Richter scale recorded.
E.The explosion only happened during Monday with spewing 4,000 above the crater.

35.   The height of the volcano is .... Meter.
A.10,000
B.4,000
C.3,987
D.1.987
E.1,635
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