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SEKOLAH MENENGAH ATAS / MADRASAH ALIYAH
Kelas : XI, Bahasa Inggris (Test Semester/01)
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          New York (city), the largest city in the United States, the home of the United Nations, and the center of global finance, communications, and business. New York City is unusual among cities because of its high residential density, its extraordinarily diverse population, its hundreds of tall office and apartment buildings, its thriving central business district, its extensive public transportation system, and its more than 400 distinct neighborhoods. The city's concert houses, museums, galleries, and theaters constitute an ensemble of cultural richness rivaled by few cities. In 2000 the population of the city of New York was 8,008,278; the population of the metropolitan region was 21,199,865. New York City consists of five boroughs they are Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx, and Manhattan.
     There are so many attractive places in the city. One of its most popular landmarks is
the statue of liberty. It is a symbol of freedom for many, was one of the first sights to welcome immigrants arriving in the United States. The statue stands 93 m (305 ft) tall on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and is a gift from France commemorating the first centennial of U.S. independence from Britain.
      New York's 250 museums cater to every specialty and every taste. It has museums
in such fields as natural history, broadcasting, fire-fighting, crafts, and ethnic cultures. As
the world's greatest art center, New York City has more than 400 galleries and is a Mecca
for artists, art dealers, and collectors. Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Streets is
the most important locale for galleries, but dozens of others are located in SoHo (south of
Houston Street) and adjoining neighborhoods.
      New York also has a famous botanical garden. It is called Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 21- hectare (52-acre) botanic garden, located in the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. The garden includes such attractions as the Children's Garden, the first of its kind in the world.
                                                                  Taken from: Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2007.

1.   What is the text about?
A.Washington D.C.
B.The statue of Liberty
C.New York boroughs
D.The culture of New York
E.New York City

2.   The following is true about New York, except ....
A.It have a botanical garden
B.It is the home of the statue of Liberty
C.It has 250 museums
D.It consists of four boroughs
E.It has more than 500 galleries

3.   Where is the statue of liberty located?
A.Liberty Island
B.Brooklyn
C.SoHo
D.Manhattan
E.Queens

4.   What does the word commemorating in the second paragraph means?
A.Acknowledgement
B.Ignore
C.Memorize
D.celebration
E.Memorializing

5.   What does the word "it" in the last paragraph refers to?
A.New York
B.Brooklyn
C.Children's garden
D.Museum
E.Botanical garden

6.   How many galleries are there in New York?
A.400
B.More than 400
C.Less than 400
D.Not more than 500
E.More less than 350

                           Should Americans be Forced to Use Public Transportation?
                                                            by Jack Davis

       First, let me define what the question is and isn't asking. It isn't asking if we should we
all abandon cars right now, nor is it asking if we should abandon them completely, nor is it
asking if every American should do so. It is asking whether some Americans should have to take public transit some of the time, and I would say yes.
      Oil use and pollution aside, in some cities like Los Angeles and New York there just
isn't room for any more roads, so in order for large cities to grow, they need more people
to take public transit or risk permanent traffic jam. One bus can safely hold 40 people, so
even at half capacity that's nearly 20 cars' worth of space in traffic cleared up, and nearly
20 parking spaces that don't need to be built.
      There are a lot of people that can take public transit with little inconvenience but
simply don't because they never have in the past. If residents in areas with plenty of transit
had to buy transit passes as part of their property taxes then they would have little excuse
not to bus occasionally. A number of universities already bundle a 'U-Pass' with their tuition fees, forcing their students to take the bus. When given the chance the majority of those students have voted to keep these programs.
       A similar system in apartments where a portion of the tenants are not issued parking
spaces in exchange for a discount on their rent would also be forcing people to use public
transit. This is already being done with the assignment of one community car to several
apartment tenants that arrange a schedule for the car, and this program gets many positive
reviews.
      So yes, I would say that Americans should be forced to use public transit, as
Americans whom are already forced to do so find that it works well for them.
                                                                                  Taken from: www.helium.com

7.   SoHo is the acronym of ....
A.South of Honolulu
B.South of Hillside
C.South of Hoboken
D.South of Houston
E.South of Hackensack

8.   What does the writer suggest?
A.Americans should learn to use public transportations.
B.American should give up their cars.
C.Americans should be forced to use public transportations.
D.The government should limit the number cars.
E.The government should charge extra taxes for those who use cars.

9.   The following is one of the writer's suggestions in forcing people to use public transportations ....
A.Make people buy transit passes as part of their property taxes.
B.Banning the use of cars.
C.Stop automobiles productions.
D.Fine people who do not use public transportations.
E.Limit the number of gasoline.

10.   What is the purpose of the article?
A.Defining the functions of public transportations.
B.Arguing that American should not use public transportations.
C.Suggesting American the ways to use public transportation.
D.Asking for more public transportations.
E.Suggesting that American should be forced to use public transportations.

11.   What is the function of the first paragraph?
A.Repeating the thesis or proposal
B.Stating the proposal
C.Stating the reasons behind the thesis
D.Describing the problem
E.Giving arguments

12.   In the article you find the word transit a few times. What does it means?
A.Stop
B.Transportation
C.Exit
D.Entrance
E.Bus stop

13.   What is the function of the last paragraph?
A.Describing the problem
B.Stating the reasons behind the thesis
C.Giving arguments
D.Stating the proposal
E.Repeating the thesis or proposal

                                          The Jackal who Saved the Lion
      Once upon a time, there lived a lion in a forest. One day, when he went to drink water in a river, one of his feet got stuck into the damp mushy mud of the river. He tried a lot to get out of the mud, but didn't achieve. He had to lie without food for days because he didn't find any help. On one fortunate day, a kind jackal came to drink water from the river. When he saw the lion, he went closer to the lion and said, "What is the matter? Why are you resting here?"
     The lion narrated him the pathetic story. The Jackal instantly made a way out from the
sand but the lion was unable to move his feet. As he was set in the same posture for last
several days, his body became stiff. The jackal understood the condition of the lion and
helped him to get out of the mud with an extra effort. The Lion was really thankful to jackal
for his kind help. He was very happy to get free after so many days.
     The Lion appreciated the effort made by the jackal. He offered the jackal to live close
to him and also promised to give food to him whenever he caught food. The jackal accepted the offer and started living with the lion. Thus, they lived happily sharing the food. With the passing time, they expanded their families. The lion had cubs and the jackal had kid jackals. Both, the lion and the jackal were passing their days happily. They didn't have any idea that their friendship was not liked by their families.
    One day after a long time, the lioness, lady of the lion's house, told her cubs that she
didn't like the amity between the jackal and her husband. The cubs passed the message to
the kid jackals. The kids complained the matter to the lady jackal. The lady jackal passed
the complaint to her husband.
     The jackal went to the Lion and asked," I helped you without any thought in return.
You had asked me to live with you, so I started living with you. Now, if you don't want me to live with you, you should have told me yourself. What did you involve your wife and cubs to convey this? ". The Lion was shocked to hear such words. He said, "My dear friend, what are you saying? I don't find any problem with you or your friendship". He assured the jackal that he had no such ill-feelings for the friendship between them.
      The Lion also assured that he would talk to the lioness and solve the whole matter. The
jackal was intelligent and understood the situation. He said to the lion, "Dear friend, I know
you are sincere, but our families could not exactly respond the same level of friendship. So,
let us stay apart and meet often as friends. We could also hunt together. It would be better,
if our families stay apart". The Lion agreed to the proposal with a heavy heart.
      The two families parted from each other as friends. The Jackal and the Lion continued
to share the friendship. They often met each other and hunt together. Thus, the two friends
shared a healthy friendship throughout their life.
                                                                                 Taken from: www.culturalindia.net

14.   What is the story about?
A.The friendship between the Lion and the Jackal family.
B.The rivalry between the Lion and the Jackal.
C.The evilness of the Lioness.
D.The friendship between a lion and the jackal.
E.The thoughtfulness of the Lion.

15.   Who are the main characters of the story?
A.The lion's family and the Jackal's family
B.The Lion and the Jackal
C.The Lioness and the Lady Jackal
D.The lion cubs and the Jackal kids
E.The Lion and the Jackal's family

16.   What does the lion do in return of the Jackal's help?
A.He told the Jackal to always hunt with him.
B.He told the Jackal to live with him in his house.
C.He told the Jackal to live near the Lion and give him food.
D.He gave him a home.
E.He gave him a present.

17.   What did the lioness feels of the lion's and the jackal's friendship?
A.She was not pleased.
B.She was pleased.
C.She was delighted.
D.She was happy about it.
E.She was content about it.

18.   From whom did the jackal heard that the lion's family doesn't like the friendship between them?
A.The Lion
B.The lion cubs
C.The kid Jackals
D.The lady Jackal
E.The Lioness

19.   The synonym of the word amity in the fourth paragraph is....
A.rival
B.rivalry
C.enemy
D.opposition
E.friendship

20.   How did the story end?
A.The Lion and the Jackal lived apart but still be friends.
B.The Jackal's and the Lion's friendship ends.
C.The Lion and the Jackal still live together and hunt together.
D.The Lion and the Jackal lived apart and doesn't hunt together.
E.The Jackal is very angry and cannot accept the Lion as his friend anymore.

The next questions have nothing to do with the text.

21.   Dimas : Would you accompany me to the internet?
Bonar : .... Dimas : Thanks. I really appreciate it.
A.I'm disappointed
B.I'm not so sure
C.Sure
D.Not at all
E.I don't know

22.   Boni     : How was your trip to Nias?
Yudha : ... with it. I want to go there again next year.
A.I'm very pleased
B.I'm really disappointed
C.I'm very displeased
D.I'm very unsatisfied
E.I'm not happy

23.   Endang : How was your visit to the museum?
Ayu       : It was closed when I got there. ... about it.
Endang : I'm sorry to hear that.
A.I'm satisfied
B.I'm happy
C.I'm really content
D.I'm very disappointed
E.I'm delighted

24.   Arum : What do you think is the effective way to reduce global warming?
Della : ... planting trees is one of the effective ways to reduce global warming.
A.I don't know
B.How do you see
C.I'm not sure
D.In my opinion
E.Are you certain that

25.   Aspani : ... We help reduce global warming?
Rini      : I think we can help reduce global warming through saving energy and recycling.
A.What do
B.Why should
C.How can
D.When can
E.Where should

26.   Aldo : ... I would stay away from drugs.
Tius  : Yes, I know. I'll stay away from it.
A.I don't want to say that
B.I wouldn't say
C.If I were you
D.I don't think
E.Don't think

27.   Nanis   : ... get persuaded by drug peddlers.
Matias : OK. Don't worry I won't.
A.Make sure you
B.Make sure you don't
C.I think you should
D.Be sure you
E.You'd better

28.   Elang   Look, the library is still open.
Endra : ... I thought we can't make it.
A.This is horrible!
B.I'm very unsatisfied!
C.Oh, this is bad!
D.Thank goodness!
E.This is so disappointing!

29.   Agung    : ....
Candra  :  I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hit you.
A.Thank goodness!
B.What a relief!
C.Whew!
D.Terrific!
E.Ouch!

30.   Bella  : What do you think of the book?
Ajeng : ... I really love it.
A.It's terrific!
B.It's disappointing!
C.It's very unsatisfying!
D.It's horrible!
E.It's displeasing!
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