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                                                   The White Butterfly

        An old man named Takahama lived in a little house behind the cemetery of the temple
of Sozanji. He was extremely friendly and generally liked by his neighbors, though most of them considered him a little mad. That was because he was very old but he did not want to get married. He did not have the desire for intimate relationship with women.
        One summer day he became very ill, so ill, in fact, that he sent for his sister-in-law and her son. They both came and did all they could to bring comfort during his last hours. While Takahama fell asleep, they watched a large white butterfly flew into the room and rested on the old man's pillow. The young man tried to drive it away with a fan; but it came back three times, as if it was very loath to leave the sufferer.
        At last Takahama's nephew chased it out into the garden, through the gate, and into the cemetery beyond, where it lingered over a woman's tomb, and then mysteriously disappeared. On examining the tomb the young man found the name "Akiko" written upon it, together with a description narrating how Akiko died when she was eighteen. Though the tomb was covered with moss and must have been erected fifty years previously, the boy saw that it was surrounded with flowers, and that the little water tank had been recently filled.
        When the young man returned to the house he found that Takahama had passed away, and he returned to his mother and told her what he had seen in the cemetery.
        "Akiko?" murmured his mother. "When your uncle was young he was betrothed to Akiko. She died shortly before her wedding day. When Akiko left this world your uncle resolved never to marry, and to live ever near her grave. For all these years he has remained faithful to his vow, and kept in his heart all the sweet memories of his one and only love. Every day Takahama went to the cemetery, whether the air was fragrant with summer breeze or thick with falling snow. Every day he went to her grave and prayed for her happiness, swept the tomb and set flowers there. When Takahama was dying, and he could no longer perform his loving task, Akiko came for him.That white butterfly was her sweet and loving soul."
                                                                               Adapted from: http://www.pitt.edu

1.   The text tells you about …
A.an old man with his faith
B.an old man with his neighbors
C.a mad old man
D.a crazy old man
E.dying old man

2.   How was Takahama's character?
A.He was a humorous person.
B.He was an indolent person.
C.He was a pathetic person.
D.He was a sociable person.
E.He was a hilarious person.

3.   Who was Akiko?
A.She was Takahama's fi ancé.
B.She was Takahama's niece.
C.She was Takahama's sister I law.
D.She was Takahama's sister.
E.She was Takahama's mother.

4.   Which statement is not true according to the text?
A.Takahama went every day to Akiko's grave and prayed for her happiness.
B.Takahama lived near Akiko's grave.
C.Takahama resolved not to marry after Akiko's death.
D.Takahama became very ill on summer day.
E.Takahama chased the white butterfly out into the garden.

5.   The word "It" (paragraph 3, sentence 2) refers to …
A.the garden
B.the cemetery
C.the tomb
D.the white butterfly
E.the gate

6.   Which of the following words is the antonym of 'resolved'?

7.   Which of the following words is the synonym of 'betrothed'?

                                                My Very Best Friends

       I believe that a friend is an angel who lifts us off our feet when our wings have trouble
remembering how to fl y. It means that our friends are people who will always be there for us any time we need them.
      I'm so lucky because I have three best friends. They are Firsty, Ronald and Jonathan.
We have known each other since we were four years old. We met in the kindergarten. Since then, we always go to the same school. Moreover, our houses are still in the same block. We do everything together. Our motto is "United we stand, divided we fall". It means "together we are stronger". Now, let me introduce my friends one by one.
      Firsty is the youngest among us because she was born in December. We call her "The
Sweety Firsty". Her father is French. She is tall and slim. She's about 171 cm. She has long
straight hair. Actually the color of her hair is blonde. However, she dyed her hair black since last year. She has beautiful blue eyes, an oval face and pointed nose. "The Sweety Firsty" is a cheerful, confident, and determined girl. However, she is a little bit careless and stubborn. She has many cats in her house. There are about nine cats. She loves them all. One of her favorite is a little orange cat. She calls her 'Shinny'. Firsty loves to dance and sing. Nevertheless, she wants to be a model.
      Ronald's nickname is Ron. Most of girls in our school love and adore him. There's
no doubt about his good looking. We call him "The Charming Ron". His height is 176 cm. Ron has straight hair and perfect face. He is an intelligent and introvert person. Above all, he is humble. He was crowned as The Best Student this year. He won so many prizes on Math, Chemistry and Physic competition. However, his favorite subject is Chemistry. He wants to be a chemist someday.
      Jonathan is a funny person. He can always find a way to make the people around
him laugh. I wonder what it is in his head for he can create jokes spontaneously. Jonathan's
nick name is Jo. He is plump. He's about 168 cm tall. His weight is 80 kg. That's why we call him "The Big Jo". He has a round face with brown eyes. His spiky hairstyle makes him easily recognized. Jo is a humorous, friendly and an easy going person. He is a movie freak. He would never miss any new movie in the cinema. He dreams of becoming a famous actor one day.
      About me? Well, my name is Hana. I'm the shortest one among them. I'm about 160 cm tall. I have long wavy hair with round face. My friends call me "The Chubby Hana" because I also have a chubby check. Most people, even my parents say that I'm a careful, generous and diligent person. They also say that I'm a bit sensitive. I love painting. I spend much time in my small studio just painting.
      That's all about me and friends of mine. Even though we are quite different, we love
each other and will keep this relationship for good.

8.   The purpose of the text is …
A.to describe persons and characters
B.to tell a sequence of events
C.to entertain the readers
D.to persuade the readers to have many friends
E.to teach the readers how to make friends

9.   The followings are Firsty's characters, except
A.cheerful, humorous, and sensitive
B.cheerful, confident, and strong-minded
C.determined, sensitive, and funny
D.determined, humorous, sensitive
E.sensitive, confident, serious 23. What is Jonathan like?

10.   What is Jonathan like?
A.He is fat, easy going, and funny.
B.He is fat, stubborn, and funny.
C.He is chubby, diligent, and sensitive.
D.He is plump, humble, and sensitive.
E.He is friendly, easy going, and slim.

11.   What is Hana's favorite?
A.She loves Chemistry.
B.She loves cats.
C.She loves watching TV.
D.She loves painting.
E.She loves singing.

12.   Which statement is true according to the text?
A.Firsty has a round face.
B.Jonathan wants to be a chemist.
C.Ron wants to be an artist.
D.Hana has long straight hair.
E.Jonathan is plump.

13.   A word in the text that has the same meaning as "strong-minded" is …

                                                 Inul aims to drill after haj
     JAKARTA: Dangdut singer Inul Daratista says she will not stop performing her raunchy
hip-gyrating dance, "the drill" after recently completing a spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca.
      "Uztad (cleric) advised me to run my business as usual after the haj. He only told me to stop if I was too tired. How am I supposed to feed my family if I don't sing and dance?" said the singer whose dancing was once the source of a major controversy here.
      Inul said she wouldn't be changing her typically-tight stage outfits like many other actresses and female singers who start wearing headscarves after coming back from the haj.
       " ….. (the costume) depends on the songs: If I was ordered to sing qasyidah (Arabic
songs). I'd have to adjust. "Inul said quoted by Detikcom.
183Inul who travelled to Mecca with her husband, Adam Suseno, said they had been
impressed by the beauty of the city and were planning to make a return trip within the next
four months.
       "Next year, four months from now, we'll take the umroh (minor haj program), " she said.
                                                                          Adapted from: The Jakarta Post, December 27, 2007

14.   With whom did Inul take haj?
B.her friend
D.her husband
E.her parents

15.   What is Inul's decision after haj?
A.She will stop her raunchy dance.
B.She will run her business as usual.
C.She will sing Arabic songs.
D.She will start wearing headscarves.
E.She will take a break for four months.

16.   What Inul planned four months ahead?
A.She will take the umroh.
B.She will travel to Mecca.
C.She will sing qasyidah.
D.She will start wearing headscarves.
E.She will stop performing her raunchy dance.

17.   A word in the text that has the same meaning as "vulgar" is …

The next quesrions have nothing to do with teh redaing text.

18.   Ayu    : Thanks a million for your help.
Arnys : ______________.
A.Don't mention it.
B.I'd love to.
D.That's wonderful.

19.   Adib  : That's a very cute sweater.
Retno : ______________.
A.It's no trouble at all.
B.Thank you for saying so.
C.With my pleasure.
D.Very well, thanks.
E.That would be nice.

20.   Marcell : __________________.
Virga     : Really? That's wonderful!
A.My lovely kitten died last night.
B.My little sister killed my hamster.
C.My horse has been sick for three days,
D.My dog won a swimming contest yesterday.
E.My rabbit was hit by a car this morning.
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