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Class/ Semester

:SMK Negeri 1 Palembang

: Narrative Texts
: X/ 1
: Reading
: English

A. Standar Kompetensi
2. Memahami makna teks tulis fuungsonal pendek esei sederhana berbentuk procedure,
narrative dan recount dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan untuk mengakses ilmu
Understanding short functional text and simple essay in the form of recount, narrative, and
procedure in daily life context and to access knowledge.
B. Kompetensi Dasar
3. Merespon makna dan langkah retorika teks tulis esei secara akurat, lancar dan berterima
dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan untuk mengakses ilmu pengetahuan dalam teks
berbentuk: recount, narrative, dan procedure.
Responding formal and informal short functional text (announcement, advertisement,
invitation, etc) accurately, fluently, and acceptably in daily life context and to access
C. Indicators
1. Menyebutkan tujuan komunikatif dari teks narrative tertulis.
Understanding the communicative aim of a narrative text.(7)
2. Menyebutkan topik dari teks narrative tertulis.
Understanding the topic of a narrative text. (8, 20,21)
3. Menyebutkan gagasan utama suatu paragraf dari teks narrative tertulis.
Understanding the main idea of a paragraph of a narrative text (2,9,14)
4. Menyebutkan informasi tertentu tersirat dan tersirat dari teks narrative tulis.
Understanding the spesific information of a narrative text. (3,4,5,10,12,13,16,17,18,25,26,
27, 29,30)
6. Menyebutkan makna kata dari teks narrative tertulis.
Undestanding the meaning of the vocabulary from a narrative text. (2,6,11,15,19,23,24,28)

Reading Comprehension Test

Name :
Class :

Write your name and your class before doing the test.
Please read the story carefully.
Answer the questions in your answer sheet that has been provided for you. You are not allowes to
write anything on the question sheet.

Passage A ( number 1-7)

Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Cinderella. She lived with her step
mother and two step sisters.
The step mother and sisters were conceited and bad tempered. They treated Cinderella
very badly. Her step mother made Cinderella do the hardest works in the house; such as
scrubbing the floor, cleaning the pot and pan and preparing the food for the family. The two
step sisters, on the other hand, did not work about the house. Their mother gave them many
handsome dresses to wear.
One day, the two step sister received an invitation to the ball that the kings son was
going to give at the palace. They were excited about this and spent so much time choosing the
dresses they would wear. At last, the day of the ball came, and away went the sisters to it.
Cinderella could not help crying after they had left.
Why are crying, Cinderella? a voice asked. She looked up and saw her fairy godmother
standing beside her, because I want so much to go to the ball said Cinderella. Well said
the godmother,youve been such a cheerful, hardworking, uncomplaining girl that I am
going to see that you do go to the ball.
Magically, the fairy godmother changed a pumpkin into a fine coach and mice into a
coachman and two footmen. Her godmother tapped Cinderellas raged dress with her wand,
and it became a beautiful ball gown. Then she gave her a pair of pretty glass slippers. Now,
Cinderella, she said; You must leave before midnight. Then away she drove in her
beautiful coach.
Cinderella was having a wonderfully good time. She danced again and again with the
kings son. Suddenly the clock began to strike twelve, she ran toward the door as quickly as
she could. In her hurry, one of her glass slipper was left behind.
A few days later, the king son proclaimed that he would marry the girl whose feet
fitted the glass slipper. Her step sisters tried on the slipper but it was too small for them, no
matter how hard they squeezed their toes into it. In the end, the kings page let Cinderella try
on the slipper. She stuck out her foot and the page slipped the slipper on. It fitted perfectly.
Finally, she was driven to the palace. The kings son was overjoyed to see her again. They
were married and live happily ever after.
Adapted from:

1. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?

a. Cinderella had a step mother and two step sisters
b. Cinderella loved her family very much
c. Cinderalla wasnt treated well by her step mother and step sisters
d. Cinderella wanted to go to the ball
2. The word conceited in line 3 has the same meaning with..
a. Kind
b. Humble
c. Hardworking
d. Arrogant
3. What does they in line nine refer to?
a. Cinderella
b. Step mother
c. Step sisters
d. King
4. Why did Cinderella crying?
a. Because she wanted to attend the party
b. Because her step sisters got angry to her
c. Because her step sisters went to the party
d. Because she was alone at home
5. What happened after the clock began to strike at twelve?
a. Cinderella kept dancing with the kings son
b. Cinderella went out from the castle
c. Cinderella went home with her step mother and sisters
d. All of the guests in the palace disappeared
6. The word proclaimed in the last paragraph has the closest meaning with..
a. Asked
b. Announced
c. Proposed
d. Called
7. What is the aim of the passage above?
a. To persuade people to do something
b. To tell readers about the writers experience
c. To describe about cinderella
d. To amuse the readers
Passage B (No 8-13)


Once, there was a kingdom in Priangan Land. Lived a happy family. They were a
father in form of dog,his name is Tumang, a mother which was called is Dayang Sumbi, and a
child which was called Sangkuriang.
One day, Dayang Sumbi asked her son to go hunting with his lovely dog, Tumang.
After hunting all day, Sangkuriang began desperate and worried because he hunted no deer.
Then he thought to shot his own dog. Then he took the dog liver and carried home.

Soon Dayang Sumbi found out that it was not deer lever but Tumang's, his own dog.
So, She was very angry and hit Sangkuriang's head. In that incident, Sangkuriang got
wounded and scar then cast away from their home.
Years go bye, Sangkuriang had travel many places and finally arrived at a village. He
met a beautiful woman and felt in love with her. When they were discussing their wedding
plans, The woman looked at the wound in Sangkuriang's head. It matched to her son's wound
who had left severall years earlier. Soon she realized that she felt in love with her own son.
She couldn't marry him but how to say it. Then, she found the way. She needed a lake
and a boat for celebrating their wedding day. Sangkuriang had to make them in one night. He
built a lake. With a dawn just moment away and the boat was almost complete. Dayang
Sumbi had to stop it. Then, she lit up the eastern horizon with flashes of light. It made the
cock crowed for a new day. Sangkuriang failed to marry her.
He was very angry and kicked the boat. It felt over and became the mountain of
Tangkuban Perahu Bandung.
Adapted from:
8. What is the topic of the passage above?
a. Sangkuriang who felt in love with her mother
b. The origin of the Tangkuban Perahu mountain
c. Dayang Sumbi asked Sngkuriang to make a boat
d. The life of Sangkuriang and Dayang Sumbi
9. What is the main idea of paragraph 5?
a. Sangkuriang couldnt marry Dayang Sumbi
b. Dayang Sumbi wanted Sangkuriang to make her a boat in one night
c. Dayang Sumbi and Sangkuriang would celebrate their wedding on a boat
d. Dayang Sumbi stopped Sangkuriang to make a boat
10. Why couldnt Sangkuriang marry Dayang Sumbi?
a. Because Dayang Sumbi didnt like him
b. Because Sangkuriang was poor
c. Because Dayang Sumbi was her mother
d. Because Sangkuriang killed Dayang Sumbis dog

11. What does the word cast in line 9 have the same meaning with?
a. Came
b. Went
c. Arrived
d. Returned
12. What does the word him in line 14 refer to?
a. Sangkuriang
b. Dayang Sumbi
c. A boat
d. Flashes of light
13. What happened after Sangkuriang failed to marry Dayang Sumbi?
a. Sangkuriang was very angry
b. Sangkuring was merry
c. Sangkuriang went away
d. Sangkuriang cried

Passage C (no 14-20)


Once there was a beautiful Javanese princess whose name was Roro Jonggrang. Roro
Jonggrang whose beauty was very famous in the land was the daughter of Prabu Baka, an evil
One day, a handsome young man with super natural power, named Bandung
Bondowoso, defeated and killed Prabu Baka. On seeing princess Roro Jonggrangs beauty
Bandung Bondowoso fell in love and wanted to marry her.

Meanwhile, princess Roro Jonggrang felt sad due to the death of her father. She did
not want to marry Bandung because he had killed her father. But she was also afraid of
Bandung. So to refuse politely, she made a condition. I will marry you but you have to build
one thousand temples in one night as a wedding gift. Requested Roro Jonggrang. Bandung
agreed with this condition.
Helped by the spirits of demons, Bandung Bondowoso started building the temples.
Approaching midnight, the work was nearly done. Roro Jonggrang knew and thought, What
shall I do? Bandung is smarter than me. I will lose against Bandung.
Suddenly she got an idea. She woke up all the women in the palace and ordered them
to make the noisy sounds of grinding rice so that the roosters would think it had already
Bandung Bondowoso got frustrated because he failed to complete the thousandth
temple. The princess has deceived me! following his anger, he cursed Roro Jonggrang,
You have cheated me. Now, the thousandth temple is you!
At once, the princess turned into a statue. Knowing this, Bandung Bondowoso
regretted this and he went away into a far land. From then, the people called the temple
Prambanan temple and the princess statue, Roro Jonggrang statue.
Adapted from:
14. What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
a. The popularity of Roro Jongrangs beauty
b. Roro jonggrang is a Javanese princess
c. Roro Jonggrang is a daughter of Prabu Baka
d. Prabu Baka ia a king of evil
15. The word defeated in line 5 have same meanings with the followings, except..
a. Beat
b. Excred
c. Lost
d. Discomfit
16. What does the word her in line 6 refer to?
a. Bandung Bondowoso
b. Prabu Baka
c. Roro Jonggrang

d. A handsome young man

17. Why didnt Roro Jonggrang want to marry Bandung Bondowoso?
a. Because Roro Jonggrang was sad
b. Because her father passed away
c. Because Bandung Bondowoso killed her father
d. Because Roro Jonggrang loved another man

18. Who helped Bandung Bondowoso bulid the temples?

a. His friends
b. Prabu Baka
c. Demons
d. His family
19. What is the synonym of the word deceived in line 19?
a. Cheated
b. Believed
c. Achieved
d. Decreased
20. What is the topic of this Passage?
a. The love story about Roro Jonggrang and Bandung Bondowoso
b. The thousand of temples
c. The origin of Prambanan temple
d. Bandung Bondowoso and Roro Jonggrang

Passage D (21-30)
The Child's Story
by Charles Dickens
Once upon a time, a good many years ago, there was a traveller, and he set out upon a
journey. It was a magic journey, and was to seem very long when he began it, and very short when he
got half way through.
He travelled along a rather dark path for some little time, without meeting anything, until at
last he came to a beautiful child. So he said to the child, "What do you do here?" And the child said, "I
am always at play. Come and play with me!"
So, he played with that child, the whole day long, and they were very merry. The sky was so
blue, the sun was so bright, the water was so sparkling, the leaves were so green, the flowers were so
lovely, and they heard such singing-birds and saw so many butteries, that everything was beautiful.
This was in fine weather. When it rained, they loved to watch the falling drops, and to smell the fresh
scents. When it blew, it was delightful to listen to the wind, and fancy what it said, as it came rushing
from its home-- where was that, they wondered!--whistling and howling, driving the clouds before it,
bending the trees, rumbling in the chimneys, shaking the house, and making the sea roar in fury. But,
when it snowed, that was best of all; for, they liked nothing so well as to look up at the white flakes
falling fast and thick, like down from the breasts of millions of white birds; and to see how smooth
and deep the drift was; and to listen to the hush upon the paths and roads.
They had plenty of the finest toys in the world, and the most astonishing picture-books: all
about scimitars and slippers and turbans, and dwarfs and giants and genii and fairies, and blue- beards
and bean-stalks and riches and caverns and forests and Valentines and Orsons: and all new and all
But, one day, of a sudden, the traveller lost the child. He called to him over and over again,
but got no answer. So, he went upon his road, and went on for a little while without meeting anything,
until at last he came to a handsome boy. So, he said to the boy, "What do you do here?" And the boy
said, "I am always learning. Come and learn with me."
So he learned with that boy about Jupiter and Juno, and the Greeks and the Romans, and I
don't know what, and learned more than I could tell--or he either, for he soon forgot a great deal of it.
But, they were not always learning; they had the merriest games that ever were played. They rowed
upon the river in summer, and skated on the ice in winter; they were active afoot, and active on
horseback; at cricket, and all games at ball; at prisoner's base, hare and hounds, follow my leader, and
more sports than I can think of; nobody could beat them. They had holidays too, and Twelfth cakes,
and parties where they danced till midnight, and real Theatres where they saw palaces of real gold and
silver rise out of the real earth, and saw all the wonders of the world at once. As to friends, they had

such dear friends and so many of them, that I want the time to reckon them up. They were all young,
like the handsome boy, and were never to be strange to one another all their lives through.
Still, one day, in the midst of all these pleasures, the traveller lost the boy as he had lost the
child, and, after calling to him in vain, went on upon his journey. So he went on for a little while
without seeing anything, until at last he came to a young man. So, he said to the young man, "What do
you do here?" And the young man said, "I am always in love. Come and love with me."
So, he went away with that young man, and presently they came to one of the prettiest girls
that ever was seen--just like Fanny in the corner there--and she had eyes like Fanny, and hair like
Fanny, and dimples like Fanny's, and she laughed and coloured just as Fanny does while I am talking
about her. So, the young man fell in love directly--just as Somebody I won't mention, the first time he
came here, did with Fanny. Well! he was teased sometimes--just as Somebody used to be by Fanny;
and they quarrelled sometimes--just as Somebody and Fanny used to quarrel; and they made it up, and
sat in the dark, and wrote letters every day, and never were happy asunder, and were always looking
out for one another and pretending not to, and were engaged at Christmas-time, and sat close to one
another by the fire, and were going to be married very soon--all exactly like Somebody I won't
mention, and Fanny!
But, the traveller lost them one day, as he had lost the rest of his friends, and, after calling to
them to come back, which they never did, went on upon his journey. So, he went on for a little while
without seeing anything, until at last he came to a middle-aged gentleman. So, he said to the
gentleman, "What are you doing here?" And his answer was, "I am always busy. Come and be busy
with me!"
So, he began to be very busy with that gentleman, and they went on through the wood
together. The whole journey was through a wood, only it had been open and green at first, like a wood
in spring; and now began to be thick and dark, like a wood in summer; some of the little trees that had
come out earliest, were even turning brown. The gentleman was not alone, but had a lady of about the
same age with him, who was his Wife; and they had children, who were with them too. So, they all
went on together through the wood, cutting down the trees, and making a path through the branches
and the fallen leaves, and carrying burdens, and working hard.
Sometimes, they came to a long green avenue that opened into deeper woods. Then they
would hear a very little, distant voice crying, "Father, father, I am another child! Stop for me!" And
presently they would see a very little figure, growing larger as it came along, running to join them.
When it came up, they all crowded round it, and kissed and welcomed it; and then they all went on
Sometimes, they came to several avenues at once, and then they all stood still, and one of the
children said, "Father, I am going to sea," and another said, "Father, I am going to India," and another,
"Father, I am going to seek my fortune where I can," and another, "Father, I am going to Heaven!" So,

with many tears at parting, they went, solitary, down those avenues, each child upon its way; and the
child who went to Heaven, rose into the golden air and vanished.
Whenever these partings happened, the traveller looked at the gentleman, and saw him glance up at
the sky above the trees, where the day was beginning to decline, and the sunset to come on. He saw,
too, that his hair was turning grey. But, they never could rest long, for they had their journey to
perform, and it was necessary for them to be always busy.
At last, there had been so many partings that there were no children left, and only the
traveller, the gentleman, and the lady, went upon their way in company. And now the wood was
yellow; and now brown; and the leaves, even of the forest trees, began to fall.
So, they came to an avenue that was darker than the rest, and were pressing forward on their
journey without looking down it when the lady stopped.
"My husband," said the lady. "I am called."
They listened, and they heard a voice a long way down the avenue, say, "Mother, mother!"
It was the voice of the first child who had said, "I am going to Heaven!" and the father said, "I pray
not yet. The sunset is very near. I pray not yet!"
But, the voice cried, "Mother, mother!" without minding him, though his hair was now quite white,
and tears were on his face.
Then, the mother, who was already drawn into the shade of the dark avenue and moving away
with her arms still round his neck, kissed him, and said, "My dearest, I am summoned, and I go!" And
she was gone. And the traveller and he were left alone together.
And they went on and on together, until they came to very near the end of the wood: so near,
that they could see the sunset shining red before them through the trees.
Yet, once more, while he broke his way among the branches, the traveller lost his friend. He called
and called, but there was no reply, and when he passed out of the wood, and saw the peaceful sun
going down upon a wide purple prospect, he came to an old man sitting on a fallen tree. So, he said to
the old man, "What do you do here?" And the old man said with a calm smile, "I am always
remembering. Come and remember with me!"
So the traveller sat down by the side of that old man, face to face with the serene sunset; and
all his friends came softly back and stood around him. The beautiful child, the handsome boy, the
young man in love, the father, mother, and children: every one of them was there, and he had lost
nothing. So, he loved them all, and was kind and forbearing with them all, and was always pleased to
watch them all, and they all honoured and loved him. And I think the traveller must be yourself, dear
Grandfather, because this what you do to us, and what we do to you.
Adapted from:

21. What is the main idea of this story?

a. A traveller who had a magic journey










b. A traveller who played with children on the journey

c. A traveller who had plenty of finest toys in the world
d. A traveller who learned about Jupiter and Juno, and the Greeks, and the Romans
What was the weather like when the traveller played with the the first child he met?
a. The weather was rainy
b. The weather was very hot
c. The weather was fine
d. The weather was cloudy
What does the word they in the forth paragraph refer to?
a. The astonishing books
b. The dwarfs
c. The giants
d. The traveller and the child
What is the synonym of the word merry in line six?
a. Sad
b. Happy
c. Love
d. Meet
What does the word he in the line 18 refer to?
a. The child
b. The fairy
c. The boy
d. The traveller
What did the traveller learn with the second boy he met?
a. The forests
b. Jupiter, Juno, The Greeks, and the Romans
c. The River in thr summer
d. Riding a horse
Who did the traveller meet for the third time?
a. The boy
b. The child
c. The young man
d. The young lady
What does the word woods in the first line of paragraph eleven have the same meaning with?
a. Forest
b. House
c. Hut
d. Trees
What happened to the last family that the traveller meet?
a. The family lived ever after together
b. The family had partings one by one
c. The family had a good life forever
d. The family stayed together forever
What happened to the end of this story?
a. The traveller lived alone
b. The traveller passed away
c. The traveller married a young lady
d. All of the people he met on his journey came back

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