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The Myth of Malin Kundang A long time ago, in a small village near the beach in West Sumatra, a woman

and her son lived. They were Malin Kundang and her mother. Her mother was a single parent because Malin Kundang's father had passed away when he was a baby. Malin Kundang had to live hard with his mother. Malin Kundang was a healthy, dilligent, and strong boy. He usually went to sea to catch fish. After getting fish he would bring it to his mother, or sold the caught fish in the town. One day, when Malin Kundang was sailing, he saw a merchant's ship which was being raided by a small band of pirates. He helped the merchant. With his brave and power, Malin Kundang defeated the pirates. The merchant was so happy and thanked to him. In return the merchant asked Malin Kundang to sail with him. To get a better life, Malin Kundang agreed. He left his mother alone. Many years later, Malin Kundang became wealthy. He had a huge ship and was helped by many ship crews loading trading goods. Perfectly he had a beautiful wife too. When he was sailing his trading journey, his ship landed on a beach near a small village. The villagers recognized him. The news ran fast in the town; Malin Kundang has become rich and now he is here. An old woman ran to the beach to meet the new rich merchant. She was Malin Kundangs mother. She wanted to hug him, released her sadness of being lonely after so long time. Unfortunately, when the mother came, Malin Kundang who was in front of his well dressed wife and his ship crews denied meeting that old lonely woman. For three times her mother begged Malin Kundang and for three times he yelled at her. At last Malin Kundang said to her "Enough, old woman! I have never had a mother like you, a dirty and ugly woman!" After that he ordered his crews to set sail. He would leave the old mother again but in that time she was full of both sadness and angriness. Finally, enraged, she cursed Malin Kundang that he would turn into a stone if he didn't apologize. Malin Kundang just laughed and really set sail. In the quiet sea, suddenly a thunderstorm came. His huge ship was wrecked and it was too late for Malin Kundang to apologize. He was thrown by the wave out of his ship. He fell on a small island. It was really too late for him to avoid his curse. Suddenly, he turned into a stone. (Re-written from www.st.rim.or.jp) 1. The main idea of paragraph three is ___________. a. The story of Malin Kundang. b. Malin Kundang had only a mother. c. Malin Kundang became a wealthy man. d. Malin Kundang went sailing to another island to get a job. e. Finally, Malin Kundang turned into a stone because of mothers curse. 2. This text is a narrative text with the ___________ type. a. Folktales. b. Fairytales. c. Fables. d. Legends. e. Short Story. 3. From the text, the moral value from the text is ___________________. a. We have to sacrifice to our life. b. Please respect your parents. c. The arrogancy can make people suffer.

d. Love is blind. e. The good deeds deserve the good thing.

Story of Rabbit and Bear Once upon a time, there lived as neighbours, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit is a good shot. In contrary, the bear is always clumsy ad could not use the arrow to good advantage. One day, the bear called over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came with bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit was fearing to arouse the bear's anger so he could not refuse it. He consented and went 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. The bear was very gluttonous and did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat. The rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchering as the bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up. The poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day's work. The bear was the father of five children. The youngest child was very kind to the rabbit. He was very hearty eater. The mother bear always gave him an extra large piece of meat but the youngest child did not eat it. He would take it outside with him and pretended to play ball with the meat. He kicked toward the rabbit's house and when he got close to the door he would give the meat with such a great kick. The meat would fly into the rabbit's house. In this way, the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear. http://www.englishdirection.com/2009/05/reading-narrative.html 4. The rabbit is a good shot, the word good shot means _______________. a. Good hunter. b. Good stealer. c. A culprit. d. A robber. e. Good farmer. 5. The bear was very gluttonous and did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat. The italicized word has a synonym with _________________. a. Nice. b. Arrogant. c. Generous. d. Firm. e. Greedy. 6. The youngest child of the bear is very kind to the rabbit. Which sentence illustrates the kindness of the youngest child bear? a. The bear was the father of five children. b. The mother bear always gave him an extra large piece of meat but the youngest child did not eat it.

c. He would take it outside with him and pretended to play ball with the meat. d. The youngest child got close to the rabbits house and gave the meat with such a great kick. e. The meat would fly into the rabbit's house. 7. The story of Rabbit and Bear is called a ___________. a. Fairytale. b. Folktale. c. Short Story. d. Legends. e. Fables. Silkworms live for only two or three days after laying eggs. About 36.000 to 50.000 eggs are laid, and these are carefully stored at the silkworm farm until they are ready to hatch. The eggs hatch into caterpillars, which feed on mulberry leaves. Soon the caterpillars are ready to spin their cocoons. Not all caterpillars can spin silk cocoons. Only the caterpillars of a silkworm moth known as Bombyx mori can do such spinning. This caterpillar has special glands which secrete liquid silk through its lower lip. The liquid produced later hardens to form fine strands. The caterpillar makes its cocoons using these strands. The threads on the outside of the cocoons are rough, while those inside are soft and smooth. Some fully-spun cocoons are heated. This kills the pupa inside. The cocoons are then put into hot water to loosen the fine threads. Finally, these threads are reeled off the cocoons. The length of unbroken thread produced by a single cocoon measures about oneand ahalf kilometers. Being twisted together several of these threads make single woven materials. 8. What is the purpose of the text? a. To persuade readers to buy silk. b. To put silk into different categories. c. To entertain readers with knowledge. d. To present some points of view about silk. e. To describe how silk comes into existence. 9. What type of text is this? a. Recount. b. Report. c. Discussion. d. Explanation. e. Description. 10. How are the threads on the outside of the cocoon? a. Fine. b. Soft. c. Rough. d. Strong. e. Smooth. 11. What are mulberry leaves for? a. Feeding caterpillars b. Spinning cocoons. c. Storing threads. d. Hatching eggs. e. Laying eggs.

12. What is the best title of the above text? a. The Dolphins. b. The Tree-Worm. c. The SilkWorm. d. The making of silk. e. The caterpillars.

Many people imagine the sea-horse to be real horse living in the sea. This is not true at all. The sea-horse is so called because it is a tiny creature with a horse liked head which lives in the sea. Sea horse are found mostly in warm seas. They have a long, flexible tail which is used for wrapping around weeds for support. They swim I upright position, their movements being helped by a rapidly oscillating fin on their back. The male sea horse lays her eggs in this pouch. The most remarkable thing about the sea horse is that part of the process of reproduction is taken over by the male creature. One the female sea horse has laid her eggs in the male creatures pouch, she leaves. The hatching of the egg is done by the male fish. Mating begins with the male and the female sea horses doing courtship dance. The male and female creatures swim around each other in circles. At the end of the dance, the male appears to bow to its partner; but in actually, the male is banding to pump water from his pouch. Next, the female fish lays eggs into the males pouch. About two hundred eggs are laid. The pouch, then close up. The female sea-horse now swims away, leaving the male seahorse to do hatching. The eggs are hatched about a month later. The young sea-horses are ejected from the male creatures pouch by means of muscular contractions. 13. What do you think about the sea horses reproduction process? a. Amazing b. Exciting c. Peculiar d. Strange e. Unique 14. The male sea horse has a pouch in its abdomen to ___________________. a. hatch the eggs b. feed the baby sea horse c. eject the young sea horses d. keep some food for its babies e. pump water from its abdomen. 15. The main idea of the second paragraph is _________________. a. The part of the process of reproduction is taken over by the male creature. b. Many people imagine the sea-horse to be real horse living in the sea. c. Mating begins with the male and the female sea horses doing courtship dance. d. The eggs are hatched about a month later. e. The life of sea-horse. For many years, many people believed that the cleverest animals after man were the chimpanzees. Now, however, there is proof that dolphins may be even cleverer than

these big apes. Although a dolphin lives in the sea it is not a fish. It is a mammal. It is in many ways, therefore, like a human being. Dolphins have a simple language. They are able to talk to one another. It may be possible for man to learn how to talk to dolphins. But this will not be easy because dolphins cannot hear the kind of sounds man can make. If man wants to talk to dolphins, therefore, he will have to make a third language which both he and the dolphins can understand. Dolphins are also very friendly toward man. They often follow ships. There are many stories about dolphins guiding ships through difficult and dangerous water. 16. The text tells us about .. a. fish b. dolphins c. mammals d. big apes e. chimpanzees 17. The fourth paragraph tells us .. a. how dolphins help man b. how genius the dolphins are c. how friendly man to dolphins d. how diligent the dolphins are e. how difficult the problems faced by dolphins 18. Which statement is TRUE? a. Dolphins are fish b. Dolphins are kind-heated animals c. Dolphins sense of hearing is very sharp d. Chimpanzees are the cleverest animals in the world e. The big apes are regarded as the most intelligent animals. 19. The text above is in the form of . a. spoof b. report c. recount d. procedure e. narration 20. To tell the factual information, the writer mostly uses .. a. Passive voice b. Simple Past Tense c. Present Perfect Tense d. Simple Present Tense e. Present Continous Tense. Do you agree that music is important in our life? Yes I do, music has certain role completing our day to day activities. Here are some reasons why music is heard everywhere and anywhere. Music is a way to express feelings. When we fall in love, the kind of music wed listen to would be all about love. When were sad, we would go for music that is melancholic in nature and immerse ourselves in the sadness. When were happy, wed choose songs with happy tunes too. Song can help to memorize the last experiences. A favorite song is a powerful documentary. People with Alzheimer which are impaired the brain would remember details about songs they were familiar with. For example, an elderly woman who couldnt even remember her husbands name would remember the details of her

favorite song; when it was played, how it made her feel and things about the song that made it especially memorable for her. Further, music can unite people for a cause and changes the world. A song with good lyric and striking deep chord can stimulate the universal feeling of all people. We can see it in the case of the famous and legendary Michael Jacson's Heal the World. It can arouse humanism of a lot people in this world. So what would the world be like without music? It would be lonely. Adapted from The Jakarta Post 21. What is the best title for the text? a. The usefulness of songs. b. The importance of music in your life. c. Music can unite the differences. d. The soul of music. e. The life without music. 22. Which statetement is TRUE based on the text? a. Further, music can not unite people for a cause and changes the world. b. When we fall in love, the kind of music wed listen to would be all about life. c. A favorite song is not a powerful documentary. d. Song can help to memorize the last experiences. e. We can not compare and see it in the case of the famous and legendary Michael Jacson's Heal the World. 23. What is the useful of the song? a. Song can stimulate our memory about our past experience. b. Song can differ the difference situation. c. Song can make everyone become sad. d. There are no reasons for the people to hear the music and songs. e. The Alzheimer people can not use music for their healing. 24. The synonym of the word stimulate (paragraph 3) is _______________ 25.