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D4 P49 2008/2009 Text 1. The following text is for questions 16 to 19.

9. Every time they see illegal logging in their area, the women and children cry out, Where can we settle and make a living if our forests were gone? They are the forest people, members of the local Anak Dalam tribe, in Mangkekal (Makekal), Bukit Duabelas National Park, Jambi province. They have tried very hard to protect the forest zone from illegal logging operations. Adult as well as children are fighting for the conservation of this forest, said tribal chief Tumenggung (Regent) Meriak. The national park zone is about 60,000 hectares. It is home for about 1,500 Anak Dalam. the tribesmen live in Mangkekal, Kedasung, Air Hitam, and Terap.
16.

The text mainly tell us about


A. Forest people B. National Park C. Forest conservation D. Illegal logging E. Illegal operation

17.

Who were fighting for the conservation of the forest?


A. Members of the local Anak Dalam. B. Tribal chief and his partner. C. Women and children. D. Adults and children. E. Tribesmen.

18.

The puspose of the text is


A. To describe the Bukit Dua Belas National Park B. To persuade readers about National park Zone C. To tell the readers what had happened in the forest

D. To entertain readers with a story about Anak Dalam E. To inform readers about illegal logging

19.

The tribesmen who are not included in the protest are from
A. Terap B. Jambi C. Air hitam D. Kedasung E. Mangkekal

Text 2. The following text is for questions 20 to 23. The Incas used to be a large empire of 990 000 km2 in Peru of South America. Their city was high up in the Andes Mountains. They were wll-known for their great wealth, especially gold. This great empire was unfortunately destroyed in an attack by Spaniards who were searching for their famed gold. Although this empire existed way back in 1493, it was not backward but complex and well-organized. The empire was ruled by the Sapa Inca, Lord of The World, Son of the Sun. he owned everything in the empire the land, soil, gold and even the people. The people, therefore, had no freedom. Boys and girls were to live a life obedience and tradition. They began working in their ayllu or family groups. The rule was Ama sua, ama llulla, ama sheklla, which means, Do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy. Despite this difficult way of life, the Incas were very skilful. They constructed drainage system and underground water reservoirs. Their buildings were made from huge stones. These were cut to fit perfectly together so that no mortar was needed. Their rope bridges were so strong that even a horse could gallop across them! The Incas had no written langunge. Information was recorded on knotted strings called quipus. These were also used as calculators. Strong and healthy young boys were chosen as chasquis or couriers to carry messages from one place to another.
20.

The text mainly tell about


A. Chasquis B. The Incas

C. Sapa Inca D. Spaniard E. The Andes

21.

They constructed drainage system and underground water reservoirs. (Paragraph 4). The underline word has the same meaning as
A. Grew B. Bore C. Built D. Existed E. Renovated

22.

How was the empire destroyed?


A. The empire was destroyed by huge stones. B. It was destroyed by well-organized ayllu. C. The empire was ruled by the Sapa Inca. D. It was reconstructed by the system. E. It was attacked by the Spaniards.

23.

What did they use to calculate?


A. Quipus. B. Strings. C. Mortars. D. Chasquis. E. Huge stones.

Text 3. The following text is for questions 24 to 27

Higher Education for Women In this modern era, there are still some parents who are reluctant about sending their daughters to college. The narrow attitude shown to womens education is largely due to the traditional role of women in society. A woman is expected to be a housewife, then the higher education will be a waste. However, an educated woman is not only better wife but also contributes something to the society. Nowadays, more and more women are succesfully combining their career and marriage. Educated women are richer both emotionally and financially. They are able to find an outlet fot their monotonous drudgery of their housekeeping. They bring more satisfaction and contentment to their lives. Depriving girls of higher education is crass discrimination. Times have changed; modern society needs the talents of its people regardless of gender. Today, women work alongside men. In fact, in the last few decades, women have made outstanding contributions to society. Women should be given the freedom to be educated whether or not they get married or go to work after finishing their education, because it is only through education that a woman will find herself useful and discover what she wants in life. A woman who works is not an insult to her husband. Conversely, her husband should feel proud of hes achievements since marriage is actually an equal partnership. Therefore, parents should not think that girls should receive less education just because they will get married one day.
24.

What makes parents reluctant to send their daughters to college?


A. They think education will be a waste. B. More women are successful in their carer. C. It is a waste for womrn to go to college. D. Traditional roles of women in society do not need high education. E. They have to contribute something to the society.

25.

What is the main purpose of the text?


A. To put forward a point of view or argument about higher education for women. B. To tell the parents in this modern era about hoe to educate their daughters. C. To persuade readers what should and should not to do about education, D. To explain to readers about hoe to give education for their daughters.

E. To describe the fact about how some parents educate their daughters.

26.

Modern society needs


A. Educated career women B. Married women C. Educated women D. Good housewivesan mothers E. Talented people regardless gender

27.

In fact, in the las few decades, women have made outstanding contributions to society. (paragraph 3). The synonym of the underlined word is
A. Main B. Major C. Ordinary D. Wellknown E. Remarkable

Text 4. The following text is for questions 28 to 32. There are lot of discussions as to whether children should be given homework or not. Some people claim that children do enough work in school already. They also argue thatt children have hobbies that they want to do after school , such as sports or music. A further point they make is that a lot of homework is pointless ans doesnt help the child learn at all. However, there are also strong arguments againts this point of view. Parents and teachers argue that it is important to find out whether children can work on their own without the support from the teacher. They say that the evening is a good time for children to sit down and think about ehat they have learned in school. Furthermore they claim that the school day is too short to get anything done that needs doing and it makes sense to send home task like independent reading or further writing tasks that dont need teachers support.

On balance, I think that some homework is a good idea but that it should only given at the weekend when children have more time.
28.

How do we compare the second and the fourth paragraph?


A. Both paragraphs argue that homework is necessary for students. B. Unlike the fourth paragraph, the second paragraph argues that homework is

unnecessary.
C. The second paragraph supports that students need homework, but the fourth paragraph

does not.
D. The second and the fourth paragraphs do not say anything about the benefit of

homework.

29.

How many reasons are presented by those who are againts homework?
A. 1. B. 2. C. 3. D. 4. E. 5.

30.

Those who are pro homework think that the students can in the evening.
A. Prepare for the lesson B. Review their lessons C. Enjoy their pastime D. Do their hobbies E. Test themselves

31.

A further point they make is that a lot of homework is pointless and doesnt help the child learn at all. (Paragraph 2). The underlined word is synonymous with
A. Terrible B. Careless

C. Difficult D. Unimportant E. Uninteresting

32.

What is the writers suggestion about homework?


A. Homework is pointless. B. Homework is badly needed. C. Homework should be given at weekend. D. Students should not be given any homework. E. Students must frequently have homework.

Text 5. The following text is for questions 33 to 34 Tom! Im going to Anula supermarket to get some sugar. Would you like to turn the stove on when you are home? Ive put some soup there. Just heat it for about 5 minutes and then take it out from the stove before you have dinner.
33.

Ehat is the message about?


A. Telling Tom to eat the soup. B. Asking Tom to buy some sugar. C. Asking Tom to go to supermarket. D. Telling Tom to heat the soup. E. Telling Tomto wait for about 5 minutes.

34.

Ive put somesoup there. The word there in the sontence refers to
A. Home B. Kicthen C. The stove

D. The supermarket E. Anula supermarket

Text 6. The following text is for questions 35 to 36. For students-grade XII-who need the polytechnic admission form: 2 choises Rp 125,000.00 3 choises Rp 160,000.00 From 6-16 July 2009 Time 08.00 14.00 Contact person: Tarjo. Phone (022) 2011975
35.

What is the purposeof the text?


A. To inform students about polytechnic admission form. B. To tell the students about payment to enter the polytechnic. C. To explain to the students about entrance test. D. To give description of polytechnic selection. E. To invite students to come to polytechnic.

36.

The deadline to order the form is


A. On July 6, 2009 B. On July 16, 2009 C. In July, at 08.00 D. In July, at 14.00 E. Between 6-16 July 2009

Text 7. The following text is for questions 37 to 38 Apt BLK 30, Eunos St. # 05-116

Singapore 1441 2nd April 2009 Dear liza, I have received your letter asking me to meet you at your house this Sunday to discus the urgent matter you have. I regret however to say that it will not be possible for me to see you on Sunday as I already have a previous appointment. I shall see you on Monday, next week, at 5 p.m. Hoping the change of date will be convenient to you. Your sincerely, Daisy
37.

What does the letter tell about?


A. Lizas problem. B. Lizas appointment. C. Daisys previous letter to Liza. D. Daisys regret for not being able to come. E. A meeting held at Lizas house.

38.

Why did Liza ask Daisy to some to her house?


A. Liza wanted Daisy to seolve her problem. B. Daisy would discuss her problem with Liza. C. Liza persiaded Daisy to go somewhere. D. Daisy wanted to meet Lizas family. E. Liza wanted to chat with Daisy.

Text 8. The following text is for questions 39 to 41. Hotel Cannero 28051 Cannero Riviera, Italy Phone: 323788046 Waiters/Waitresses(2), Swimming Pool Attendants, Bar Staff.

Around $ 150 per week. 12 hours per day, 6 days per week. Free board and accomodation. Knowledge of German, Italian or French required. Period of work 3 or 6 months between end of March and end of October. Applicants should be fit and healthy, organized and clean. Applications from 25 March to the end and send to Maria Clara at the above address.
39.

What is the text about?


A. A week tour to Italy. B. A jobvacancy in Hotel Cannero. C. Three day tour to European countries. D. A healthy and clean environtment. E. The description on Cannero Riviera.

40.

Who is the addressee of this advertisement?


A. All who are fit and healthy. B. Those who can serve foreigners. C. All who meet the requirements mentioned. D. The uducated people who can handle service jobs. E. Those who can speak two foreign languages.

41.

Those who are accepted to work for the hotel


A. Are mostly Italians B. Will get accomodation C. Are under the control of Maria Clara D. Will take control of each department E. Will start working between March and October

Text 9. The following text is for questions 42 to 44 Once upon a time there lived as neighbours, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good shot, and the bear, being very clumsy, could not use the arrow to good advantage. The bear

would call over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take this bow and arrows and came with the bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bears anger by refusing, consented and went with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed, he shotand killed do 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, so the poor rabbit could not even paste the blood from the butchering, as the bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up. Poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard days work. The bear was the father of five children. The youngest child was very kind to the rabbit. The mother bear, knowing that her youngest child was very hearty eater, always gave him an extra large piece of meat, but the youngest child didnt eat. He would take it outside with him and pretend to play ball with it, kicking it toward the rabbits house, and when he got close to the door he would give the meat with such great kick, that it would fly into the rabbits house and in this way the poor rabbit get his meal unknown to the papa bear.
42.

The poor rabbits didnt taste any of the meat because


A. They are already given to the bucther B. They are eaten by the youngest bear C. The bear carried all the meat home D. They are already dried up E. The bear ate all the meat

43.

Which statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?


A. The papa bear was not very kind to the rabbit. B. The rabbit got nothing from his shooting. C. The mother bear always gives her youngest extra meat. D. The papa bear didnt like giving the rabbit some meat. E. The papa bear knew that his youngest child gave the rabbit some meat.

44.

The story teaches us that


A. Poverty makes people suffer B. We must keep our promise C. Being greedy makes oyher people happy

D. People should love each other E. We must keep our relationship with other

Text 10. The following text isfor wuestions 45 to 47. SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two months for repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote control, news reports said on Thursday. Muhamad Shafiq Woon Abdullah admitted in Singapore court. He physically abused the woman on several accasions between June and October 2002, The Straits Times said. The magistrates court heard that Shafiq, 31; began striking Winarti, 22, about a month after she started working for him. He hit her on the head with the TV sets remote control because he was unhappy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusingher of daydreaming. S.S.Dhillon, Shafiqs lawyer, said his client had become mad when de saw his daughters face covered as she laid in bed. He said his client thought the maid had put the child in the danger. DPA
45.

The text reported ...


A. Shafiq, a Singaporean supervisor B. S.S.Dhillon, the lawyer on magistrate court C. An Indonesia maid who was jailed for two months D. An Indonesia maid who was working in Singapore E. A singaporean supervisor who was jailed because of striking his maid

46.

When did Shafiq physucally abuse the woman?


A. Between June and October 2002. B. On several occasion. C. On October 31st. D. On June 22nd.

E. Any time.

47.

Why did Shafiw punch Winarti on her back? She was accused of
A. Taking much time for herself B. Leaving her work C. Working carelessly D. Daydreaming E. Being lazy

Text 11. The following text is for questions 48 to 50. I usually woke up at 8 a.m. and went to the press center to check the daily schedule of briefings and press conferences, usually held by the United Nations officially or disaster mitigation team chief, Alwi Shihab. It was challenging to visit different refugee camps to find soft stories, human interest stories. Then, I went back to the press center in between to cover the press conferences of the day. It was heart breaking when I saw these survivors fight for food and secondhand clothing, which they said were limited and inadequate. Emerging to a glaring, full noon, it was tome to go back to the press center to write stories and race againts time, always fearing that the internet connection would come crashing down. And after everything was done, only then I remembered to eat. Most times, I only ate once a day because you always had to rush and it was difficult to find food. You had to travel quite far, about a 30-to 45-minute trip by car to find fresh food.
48.

How often did the writer eat a day?


A. Three times. B. Seldom. C. Twice. D. Never. E. Once.

49.

mitigation team chief Alwi Shihab. (Paragraph 1). The synonym of the underlined word is
A. Decreaser B. Lightener C. Reliaver D. Developer E. Writer

50.

What is the writers occupation?


A. A social worker. B. A volunteer. C. A journalist. D. A presenter. E. A TV reporter.

D4-ING (IPA/IPS/BHS/AGM)-05-2009/2010 Reading Section This text is for Question 16. Dear Sue, Please accept our sympathies on your daughters death, Linda. Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you. With love, Agnes, Kathy, and Bruce.
16.

What is the message about?


A. Expressing condolences. B. Expressing happiness.

C. Expressing surprises. D. Expressing prayers. E. Expressing love.

This text is for Questions 17 to 19. Dear Mr. Shoji, We have reviewed your application for credit, and it is our pleasure to inform you that an account has been opened for your company. Please feel free to use your account as often as you wish. A descriptive brochure is attached which outlines the terms and conditions upon ehich this account has been opened. Should your credit requirements change, or should you have any questions regarding to your new account, call this office and ask to speak toone of our account representatives. When you call, please have your account number available, in order that we might have quick access to your file. Best regards,
17.

What is the letter about?


A. An application to open a current account. B. An application to open a saving account. C. Requirements to open a bank account. D. A customer new charge credit card. E. A company credit account approval.

18.

What is needed to have quick access to your file?


A. Account representative. B. Descriptive brochure. C. Credit requirement. D. Account password. E. Account number.

19.

Please feel free to use your account as often as you wish. (Paragraph 2). What does the sentence mean?
A. The account is free of charge. B. Mr. Shoji is free to account his money. C. Mr. Shoji can open his account quite often. D. Mr. Shoji can use his account anytime he needs.

The following text is for numbers 20 to 22. Hi, Guys! Our neighborhood will hold a Fund Raising Activity next month. It is intended to help victims of the landslide which happened yesterday. Everyone who is interested in this activity, please join us. You are also invited to donate your used clothes. If you have any questions, please fell free to contact Ms. Maryam as chief program coordinator at her house from 07.00 a.m. 03.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Committee
20.

What is the announcement about?


A. A neighborhoods activity. B. Ms. Maryams program. C. Used clothes donation. D. Victims of a landslide. E. Fund raising activity.

21.

Where can Ms. Maryam accept her neighbors questions?


A. At her house. B. At her office. C. At the neighborhood. D. At the landslide area. E. At the committee office.

22.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact Ms. Maryam. This sentence has the same meaning as

A. Ms. Maryam is always ready to give information you need B. Ms. Maryam ia always ready to ask your questions. C. You are not charged if you contact Ms. Maryam D. Ms. Maryam will give you questions freely E. Ms. Maryam has questions to ask

The following text is for questions 23 and 24. BALIS NEWEST APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT A DREAM BECOMES REALITY Sunwel Beach Residences Ketewel Bali Prime Property Prime Location Prime Investment Only 5 minute away from Sanur, directly at the beach All apartments with view to the sea, full hotel amenities Large polls, spa, fitness, sauna & steam, Parking, Restaurant For complete information plese visit our website Invitation stimulation temptation Where: Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta (Leatris Room) When: 15th and 16th of January 2010 (15.00 21.00 WIB) For reservation: PT. Umadamai Phone: +62 361 759 958 or email: For every purchase prior to 31.01.2010 we will invite the buyer for the Ground-BreakingCeremony-Flight from Jakarta to Bali and a night in a luxury villa FREE
23.

The text talks about


A. Sunwel Beach Residences Ketewel B. Balis apartment development C. A dream becomes reality D. Hotel mulia Senayan E. Prime property

24.

Which of the folowing is not found in the advertisement?


A. Large pools. B. Restaurant. C. Website. D. Fitness. E. Spa.

The following text is for questions 25 to 28 A farmer came across a bird with a broken wing. He picked it up, took it home and looked after it lovingly, even though his wife complained bitterly about his wasting too much time on the creature. After some time, the wing mended and, because the bird did not want the farmer to have kept on arguing with his wife all the time, it decided to go back to its nest. When the farmer discovered that bird was gone, he was so upset that he went out to look for it. Eventually, he found it again, and was greeted happily by the whole family of the bird. As a sigh of their thanks for his care and attention, the birds gave him a little box, and told him not to open it until he got home. To his surprise, the farmer found the box full of precious stones. When his wife saw them, she decided that she too deserved a reward, and she went to see the birds. The birds gave her a little casket; but this one was full of devils. The devils jumped on her as soon as she opened the casket and chased her away. Left alone, the farmer went to live near his friend, the bird. There he built a hut of perfumed wood; and the birds decorated it with flowers of every kind.
25.

Which of the following statements do you agree with?


A. The farmer chased his wife away. B. The farmer lived happily with his wife. C. The farmers wife took care of the bird. D. The bird was very thankful to the farmer. E. The farmers wife was a very kind woman.

26.

The farmers new hut was


A. Well furnished B. Built by the birds C. A gift from the bird D. Desorated luxuriously E. Built of perfumed wood

27.

What do we learn from the text?


A. A gift shows kindness. B. Sufferings bring happiness. C. Srguing makes you distressed. D. A good dead deserves a reward. E. Having no heart makes you isolated.

28.

What is the main information discussed in the third paragraph?


A. The bird left the farmer. B. The birds welcomed the farmer. C. The farmer got a little casket from the birds. D. The farmer was so angry and went out find the bird. E. The farmer was happy having got a box of precious stones.

The following text is for questions 29 to 31. YONKERS, Nov 12th. A four alarm fire damaged 14 stores today in the Cross County Shopping Center, tha largest shopping center in Westchester County. Two fire investigators said the blaze apparently started in a pile of cardboard cartons at the rear of a shoe store and spread through a utilities duct above the 13 other stores. The fore started at 4.40 p.m. and was declared under control at 6.14 p.m. The center is on the Cross County Parkway at the Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. Five fire-fighter were busy at the scene. Lieut. John Carey of the Yonkers Arson Squad said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

29.

The text mainly tells us about


A. The Yonkers Arson Squad B. The blaze at a shoe store C. A fire in the shopping center D. A shopping center in the cross country E. The largest shopping center on Westchester County

30.

The fire has lasted about


A. Half an hour B. Forty five minutes C. One hour D. One nad a half hours E. Two hours

31.

How many investigatirs and fire fighter were involved in the scene?
A. Two. B. Seven. C. Twelve. D. Thirteen. E. Fourteen.

The following text is for questions 32 to 34. Ryan, my roommate, and I had a great weekend. Last Saturday wegot up early and had a big breakfast. Then we took the bus to go downtown and went to an art museum. The museum opened at nine oclock and we stayed there all morning. We saw some beautiful pantings. We had a guide who explained everything to us. I liked all the art, but Ryan didnt like the modern art very much. I bought copies of two paintings. Im going to put them on the wall of my bedroom.

At one oclock, we were hungry so we had lunch at the museum cafeteria. After lunch, we took a walk in the park near the museum. We went home at five oclock. We were very tired, but we had a good time. On Sunday we stayed home and studied.
32.

What did the writer and his roommate do last weekend?


A. They had a big dinner. B. They went to an art museum. C. They watched people painting. D. They worked part time as guide. E. They worked part time in a cafetaria.

33.

The main idea of the second paragraph is


A. The museum only displayed modern art B. A guide accompanied the visitors C. The writer liked all the art displayed at the museum D. The guide helped visitors to buy the paintings displayed E. Ryan and his roommate liked all the beautiful paintings at the museum

34.

Which of the following you dont agree with about Ryan?


A. Ryan liked all the art displayed. B. Ryan wa the writers roommate. C. Ryan and the writer had a great weekend. D. Ryan and the writer went to art museum. E. Ryan and the writer had lunch at the museum cafetaria.

Answer questions 35 to 38 based to the following text. HOUSE HUSBANDS HEART RISK Most people assume that life in the rat race is bad for your health. But reversing the traditional gender roles, being a house husband is a stressful business, according to the latest research by American scientists. By giving up their jobs in order to become bouse husbands,

men increase their risk of heart attack or coronary disease by as much as 82%, according to research based on 10 year study of 2.500 people in Boston, USA. According to Dr Elaine Eaker, the key to the problem is that some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society. Men who stay at home tend notto have the same levels of support from friends and family as women do the same. Jack OSullivan, of the Fathers Direct group, was quoted as saying: Society expected the main career should be a woman and society is structured around that. Day care is called mother and toddler groups and some men feel awkward about belonging to those groups. Professor Gary Cooper, a psychologist at the University of Manchaster, said many men tend to underestimate the task of caring for a family. He said Most men think being a house husband involves putting an a bit of wadhing, taking the kids to school and then putting their feet up with a cup of coffee. They are crazy. Most men are not used to performing a variety of activities simultaneously the kind of multi-tasking which is second nature to most women. It is estimated that men have taken over the main homemakers role in one in seven homes, as increasing numbers of women become the main breadwinner. The study also found that women in high-powered jobs were more likely to develop heart disease then those in more junior positions.
35.

The main idea of the first paragraph is


A. People living in the rat-race tend to have heart attack B. The research on house-husbands health involved 2500 people C. Scientists did some research on the peoples health living in Boston D. House husbands have understandable reasons why they gave up their jobs E. The result of the research showed that house husbands tend to have heart attacks

36.

Some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society. (Paragraph 2). The statement above is the result of research done by
A. A psychologist B. Jack OSullivan C. Dr Elaine Eaker D. An American scientist E. Proffesor Gary Cooper

37.

The purpose of the text is


A. To describe what a house husband is B. To persuade readers not to become a house husband C. To report the result of a research carried on by Dr Elaine Eaker D. To explain to readers why house husbands are subjects to heart attack E. To inform readers that 82% of house husbands suffer from heart attack

38.

Some house husbands become stressed because


A. They are jobless B. They earn less than their wives C. Most people do not respect them D. They do not join the daycare groups E. They are not used to doing house keeping

The following text is for questions 39 to 42. The House of the Toraja The ethnic groups in the mountain regions of southwest and central Sulawesi (Celebes) are known by the name of Toraja, which has come to mean those who live upstream or those who live in the mountains. Their name is in fact derived from the word Raja, which in Sanskrit means king. The society is hierarchically structured: the noblemen are called rengnge, the ordinary people to makaka, and the slaves to kaunan; birth determines which rank a person will occupy. The distinctive features of the traditional houses (tongkonan) of the Toraja are the buffalo horns, the roof design and the rich decoration on the walls. The buffalo is a symbol of status, courage, strenght and fighting spirit. Designed as a representation of the universe, the tongkonan is constructed is three parts: the upper world (the roof), the world of humans (the middle of the building), and the underworld (the space under the floor). The highly distinctive roofs constructed by the Toraja have given rise to various ingenious interpretations. Certainly the roof is something of deep significance for the Toraja, and even today they build modern (in other words houses built with cement) houses with such roofs.
39.

What is the text about?

A. The culture of Toraja. B. The society of Toraja. C. The distinctive features od traditional houses D. The description of a traditional house of Toraja. E. The ethnic groups of southwest and central of Toraja.

40.

, and even today they build modern (Paragraph 3). The underlined word refers to
A. Raja B. Rengnge C. Society D. Toraja people E. Mountain regions

41.

What are the ordinary people commonly called?


A. Tongkonan. B. Makaka. C. Celebes. D. Rengnge. E. Kaunan.

42.

Which of the following does not symbolized a buffalo?


A. Status. B. Courage. C. Strength. D. Cowardice. E. Fighting Spirit.

The following text is for questions 43 to 46. Antibiotic is a drug produced by certain microbes. Antibiotics destroy other microbes that damages human tissues. They are used to treat a wide variety of diseases, including donorrhea, tonsillitis and tuberculosis. Antibiotics are sometimes called wounder drugs because they can cure diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia and scarlet fever. But when the entibiotics are overused, or misused, thede drugs make a personsensitive being attacked by a superbug. Antibiotics do not always distinguish between harmless and dangerous microbes. If a drug destroys too many harmless micro-organism, the pathogenic ones the dangerous microbes- will have a greater chance to multiply. This situation often leads to deafness. Resistance to antibiotics may be acqiured by pathogenic microbes. The resistant microbes tranfer genetic material to non-resistant microbes and cause them to become resistant. During antibiotic treatment, non-resistant microbes are destroyed, but resistant types survive and multiply. To avoid the side effect of antibiotics, youd better not urge your doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Keep in mind that antibiotics are only useful for bacterial infections and have no affect on viruses, so they cannot be used for chicken pox, measles, and other viral diseases.
43.

Which diseases cannot be cured by antibiotics?


A. Tonsillities. B. Meningitis. C. Chicken pox. D. Tuberculosis. E. Scarlet fever.

44.

What are discussed in paragraph two and four?


A. Both paragraphs describe how antibiotics work. B. Both paragraphs tell about the effects of misusing antibiotics. C. Both paragraphs explain how antibiotics damage organs and tissues. D. Paragraph two tells what causes the pathogenic microbes multiply and paragraph four

tells how thr un-resistant microbes become resistant.


E. Paragraph two tells how antibiotics destroy harmless microbes and paragraph four

describes how the pathogenic microbes tranfer genetic material to non-resistant microbes.

45.

Choose ane from the following which is not the effect of using antibiotics improperly?
A. Organs and tissues are damaged. B. The pathogenic microbes multiply. C. Harmless micro-organisms are destroyed. D. Pthogenic microbes become non-resistant. E. New infection which is called suprainfention develops.

46.

Antibiotics do not always distinguish between harmless and dangerous microbes. (Paragraph 2). The underlined word means
A. Vary B. Compare C. Correlate D. Contradict E. differentiate

This text is for questions 47 to 50. Should performance enhancing drugd be accepted in sports? The issue of using drugs to enhance athletes performance is controversial. Those who agree to the use of drugs in enhancing performance say that most top players in all sports take drugs to train harder and feel no pain during play. The trainers, sports doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists and managers of the big names make sure banned subtances are taken at the safest and most efficient levels. The main effect of banning such substances has turned performers and their coaches into liars and cheaters. On the other hand, some still believe that performance enhancing drugs in sport should be banned. Performance enhancing drugs are not only prohibited because they xiolate the spirit of sport but because they can damage the health of athletes. I think the idea of allowing them in sport could lead to a situation whereby sportmen and women are used as human guinea pigs for a contants flow of new, unregulated substances.
47.

What argument is given by those who disagree with the use of performance enhancing drugs?
A. Athletes health is badly affected.

B. Guinea pigs are awfully needed. C. Athletes consume more drugs. D. Athletes obey the rules. E. Athletes perform better.

48.

According to the proponents of performance enhancing drugs, the effect of banning them is that performers become
A. Losers B. Winners C. Cheaters D. Hooligans E. Supporters

49.

What is the writers intention to write the text?


A. To persuade readers to agree with the issue. B. To influence readers to oppose the issue. C. To describe performance enhancing drugs. D. To entertain readers with the issue. E. To expose readers with the issue.

50.

How does the writer feel about the performance enhancing drugs?
A. Neutral. B. Positive. C. Negative. D. Indefinite. E. Pessimistic.

P 49
Reading Section Answer questions 16 to 18 based on the following text. Bandung, April 22, 2010 To : Manager of Credit Mr. Wibowo It is my great pleasure to inform that Mr. Rahman will be Head of Representative Office od our firm here. He has been successfully handling the financial in the head office of our firm in Jakarta. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of accounting. He has been scheduled to visit our office on May 1st, 2010, accompanied by Mr. Rouland, the manager of marketing. He will start working on the next day. H.R. Manager J Sebastian
16.

What is the announcement about?


A. Mr. Rahmans appointment as Head of Representantive Office. B. Mr. Rahmans plan to visit his new office in Jakarta. C. Mr. Rahmans experience as finance manager. D. Mr. Rahmans appointment as accountant. E. Mr. Rahmans visiting scheduled.

17.

Who will accompany Mr. Rahman?


A. The Credit Manager. B. The Finance Manager. C. The Marketing Manager. D. The Purchasing Manager. E. The General Affair Manager.

18.

He has been scheduled to visit our office on May 1st, 2010 The underlined part of the sentence means
A. He will be visited B. He himself made the plan to visit our office C. He himself arranged the plan to visit our office D. He has a plan to visit our office with Mr. Rouland E. The time of his visit to our office has already been arranged

The following text is for questions 19 and 20. (gambar iklan)


19.

What is the advertisement about?


A. Online shopping. B. Aloe Vera plant. C. How to sleep like a baby. D. The Bragada Memory Foem Deluxe Mattress. E. The treatment of old aches, pains and pressure points.

20.

What is the special offer given?


A. Toppers. B. Deluxe mattress. C. 20 year warranty. D. 2 memory pillow. E. Adjustable Power Beds.

Answer question 21 based on the followong message. To : Marguerite Michelson

From : Ambar Patel Date : March 22, 2010

Pages : 3 (this + 2)

Ref

: Money Due

Message: Im writing to inquire about money due. We are concerned about payment on your last order, December 2009. It was due in January. Could you please explain the delay? I have lest several phone messages over the past few weeks, but they have not answered. Your company has always been prompt in paying in our bills, and we would like to continue to maintain a good relationship with you. However, this is an unusually long delay, and if we dont hear from you until April, we will have to take action. Please contanct me by fax or phone as overdue payment. The details of your order including items and prices, are available on the following two pages.
21.

The message is about


A. A proposal to maintain good relationship B. Information about a new company policy C. An inquiry about a delay in payment D. An explanation how to pay debt E. Introducing a new product

Answer question 22 to 24 based on the followong letter. Attention : Personnel Director, Universe Airlines Mr. Fariandy Ilham Dear Sir, I am responding to your recent advertisement in the Indonesia Post for a bilingual international flight attendant. I think I could be a good flight attendant for Universe Airlines because Im a very friendly person and I really love travelling. Ia also enjoy meeting people. As you can see from my resume and references, Ive had a lot of experiences working with tourists. I used to work at a prominent multinational travel agent as a tourist guide for about one year, and another two years as a tour consultant at the same company. I would be really very glad if you would take me into your consoderation. Im looking forward to having your invitation for an interview. Your truly, Ellina Winarti
22.

What is the letter about?

A. A recruitment letter. B. An application letter. C. A response to an applicant. D. A letter from Personal Director. E. A letter from Universe Airlines.

23.

Where did the applicant work before?


A. At a travel agent. B. At Indonesia Post. C. At the Universe Airlines. D. At a multinational airlines E. At an intenational company.

24.

Im looking forward to having your invitation for an interview. What does the above sentence mean?
A. Im going to be interviewed. B. Im expecting you for an interview. C. Im waiting for an interview invitation. D. Im going to be invited for an interview. E. Im going to invite you for an interview.

The following text is for questions 25 to 28. Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like a ducks bill. Platypus is an indigenous os Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia. Although it lays eggs instead of bearing its young alive, the platypus is a true mammal, not a reptile. It nurses its young with milk as do other mammals. Platypus has a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body lenghtis 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.

The male platypus has a hollow claw, or spur, on each hind leg. The spurs are connected with poison glands. The platypus leg scratches and poisons its enemies with the spurs. Platypus lives in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually digs burrows in thr streams or river banks. The burrows are blockes with soil to peotect it from intruders and flooding. On the order hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.
25.

The main idea of the third paragraph is


A. The platypus defends itself by using its poison B. Each hind leg of theplatypus could spray poison C. The platypus attacs its enemy by using its hollow claws D. The platypuss claws are used for scratching its enemies E. The poisonous glands flow their poison through the hind legs

26.

The of the platypus makes it look like a duck.


A. Bill B. Spur C. Flat tail D. Thick fur E. Webbed feet

27.

What is the purpose of the text above?


A. To tell about the life of platypus. B. To explain about the habitat of platypus. C. To describe about the features of platypus. D. To distinguish between male and female platypus.

28.

Platypus habitat is mostly in


A. Water B. Dry area

C. Swamp area D. Humid area E. Barren area

The following text is for questions 29 to 31. YONKERS, Nov 12th. A four alarm fire damaged 14 stores today in the Cross County Shopping Center, tha largest shopping center in Westchester County. Two fire investigators said the blaze apparently started in a pile of cardboard cartons at the rear of a shoe store and spread through a utilities duct above the 13 other stores. The fore started at 4.40 p.m. and was declared under control at 6.14 p.m. The center is on the Cross County Parkway at the Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. Five fire-fighter were busy at the scene. Lieut. John Carey of the Yonkers Arson Squad said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
29.

The text mainly tells us about


A. The Yonkers Arson Squad B. The blaze at a shoe store C. A fire in the shopping center D. A shopping center in the cross country E. The largest shopping center on Westchester County

30.

The fire has lasted about


A. Half an hour B. Forty five minutes C. One hour D. One nad a half hours E. Two hours

31.

How many investigatirs and fire fighter were involved in the scene?
A. Two. B. Seven.

C. Twelve. D. Thirteen. E. Fourteen.

This text is for questions 32 to 34. Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 December 15, 1966) was an American animated film producer and animator. He was also the creator of an American-based theme park called Sidneyland, and the founder of the highly profitable corporation, noe known as The Walt Disney Company. Disney was born in Chicago to Elias Disney and Flora Call. He was named after his father and after his fathers close friend Walter Parr, the minister at St. Paul Congregational Church. In 1906, his family moved to a farm near Marceline, Missouri. The family sold the farm in 1909 and lived in a rented house until 1910, when they moved to Kansas City. Disney was nine years old at the time. According to the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School District records, Disney began attending the Benton Grammar School in 1911, and continued his formal education there until he graduated on June 8, 1917. During this time, Disney also enrolled in classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. In the fall of 1917, Disney rejoined his family. He left school at the age sixteen and became a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I, after he changed his birth certificate to show his year of birth as 1900 in order to be able to enlist in the service. He served as a member of the American Red Cross Ambulance Force in France till 1919.
32.

When did Disney begin studying at Grammar School?


A. 1906 B. 1909 C. 1911 D. 1917 E. 1919

33.

The second paragraph mainly tell about


A. Disneys farm B. Life in Chicago C. Religious affairs D. Disneys chilhood

E. Disneys fathers friend

34.

What did Disney do to become an ambulance driver?


A. He rejoined his family. B. He took a driving license. C. He showed his birth certificate. D. He reduces the year of his birth. E. He left Benton Grammar School.

The following text is for questions 35 to 38. One day, when Sangkuriang was hunting, he accidentally killed his beautiful black dog Si Tumang. This dog is actually Sangkuriangs father who had been condemmed to live the life of a dog by his GURU. However, Sangkuriang never knew it. Sangkuriang had been separated from his mother since childhood. On his way home, he stopped at a small village and fell in love with a beautiful girl. He didnt realized that the village was his homelandnor that the beautiful girl was his own sacred mother who remained young and pretty. Their love grew naturally and one day, when they were discussing their wedding plans, Dayang Sumbi suddenly realized that the profile of Sangkuriangs head matched that of her sons who left twenty years earlier. How could she marry her own son? But she did not wish to disappoint him. So dhe agreed to marry Sangkuriang only on the their wedding day the next day at dawn. Sangkuriang accepted this condition. He dammed up the Citarum river to make a lake. Dayang Sumbi realized that Sangkuriang would fulfil the condition she had set. With a wave of her supranatural shawl, she lit up the farmers rose for the new day. Sangkuriang realized that he failed to finish the boat. With all his anger, he kicked the unfinished boat upside down. The boat is now known as the mount TANGKUBAN PARAHU. In Sundanese TANGKUBAN means upturned or upside down, and PARAHU means boat. With the dam torn asunder, the water drained off the lake and make the lake a wide plain. It is now called Bandung from the word BENDUNG which means dam.
35.

Where did Sangkuriang meet the beautiful girl?


A. At Tangkuban Parahu. B. At Citarum river. C. At a small village.

D. On his way home. E. At Bandung city

36.

Who was condemmed by Guru?


A. Sangkuriangs dog. B. Sangkuriangs son. C. Dangkuriangs girl. D. Sangkuriangs father. E. Sangkuriangs mother.

37.

The moral message of this story is


A. Tell the truth to avoid something unexpected B. Thing has been done, should be completed C. Never trust anyone completely D. True love sacrifices everything E. Love is avaluable thing

38.

Paragraph 4 mainly tells that


A. Dayang Sumbi used her supranatural shawl to fail Sangkuriang on hos effort to built a

lake and a boat.


B. Dayang Sumbi thought that the condition she offered to Sangkuriang would not be

carried out.
C. Sangkuriang had finished building a lake and a boat before the cock began crowning. D. Sangkuriang felt dure that he could finish building the lake and boat before dawn E. The cock and farmers had woken up earlier that morning.

Answer questions 39 to 42 refer to the following text. Igloos or snowhouses are ahelterd condtructed from block of snow, generally in the form of a dome. Although iglood are usually associated with all Inuit, they were predominantly condtructed by people of Canadas Central Arctic and Greenlands Thule area. Inuit people

tended to use snow to insulate their houses. The temperature outside may be warmed by body heat alone. There were three traditional types of igloos. The smallest one was constructed as a temporary shelter, usually used for one or two nights. There were built and used during hunting trips, often on open sea ice. Next in size was the semi permanent, intermediate-sized for family dwelling. This is a single room dwelling that housed one or two families. Five rooms and housed up to 20 people. A large igloo might have been constructed from used to hold community feasts and traditional dances.
39.

What is mainly discussed in the text?


A. Canadian traditional houses. B. Traditional types of ogloo. C. Non existence building. D. Speciation of igloos. E. The life of the Inuit.

40.

This is a single dwelling room that housed one or two families. (paragraph 2) The underlined word referd to
A. Traditional igloo B. The largest igloo C. The smallest igloo D. Temporary shelter E. The semi permanent igloo

41.

How many types of igloos mentioned in the text?


A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5

42.

Which kind of igloos is used during hunting trips?


A. The small one. B. The large one. C. The medium one. D. The traditional one. E. The semi permanent one.

The following text is for questions 43 to 46. Democracy is a form of government. The word democracy means rule by the people, by the people, for the people. The citizens of a democracy take part in government either directly or indirectly. In a direct, or pure, democracy, the people meet in one place to make the laws for their community. Most modern democracy is representative democracy. In large communities-cities, states, provinces, or countries- it is impossible for all the people to meet as a group. Instesd, the elect certain number of their fellow citizen to represent them in representatives may be called a council, a legislature, a parliament, or a congress. Government by the people through their freely elected representatives is sometimes called republican government. The democratic way of life recognizes the equality and dignity of all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, or social standing. It holds that everyone is equal in sourt trials and other legal matters. It provides freedom od speech, freedom of he press, and freedom of religion. Almost all government claim to be democratic, but many are actually totalitarian. Totalitarian governments have almost complete control over lives of the people.
43.

is not the name given to a group of representatives who meet regularly to make laws for a region or country.
A. Council B. Congress C. Gathering D. Parliament E. Legislature

44.

What do you think about paragraphs 2 and 4?

A. Both paragraphs describe the role of the citizens in court of trials. B. Both paragraphs tell about how the people elect their representatives. C. Both paragraphs tell about equality and kinds of freedom of the citizens. D. Both paragraphs discuss how the people get involve in the government. E. Both paragraphs tell the role and roghts of the citizens of a democratic governments. 45.

Which of the following is not included as features of democracy?


A. Freedom of sex. B. Freedom of press. C. Freedom of speech. D. Freedom of expression. E. Freedom of choosing representative.

46.

Almost all government claim to be democratic, but many are actually totalitarian. (paragraph 5). The underlined word means
A. Argue B. Exact C. Collect D. Declare E. Demand

The following text is for questions 47 to 50. Sutiyoso will be given an Asian Air Quality Management Award Friday at an International Conference in Yogyakarta, but some people have questions whether he really deserved the honor. The critics say Sutiyoso has done little to reduce air pollution in the capital. I think Sutiyoso deserved the award. Although we havent seen solid air quality management, he has restored the National Monument (Monas) Park to a green cool area where families can go to jog or have a picnic. He also initiated the busway project, which I believe is a good step toward reducing air pollution in Jakarta.

However, the government has to take further ection, such as limiting the number of motorcycles in Jakarta. All of the motorcycles on the roads contribute to air pollution in the city. On the ether has, some people cant understand how Sutiyoso can win this award because he hasnt made any improvement in Jakartas air management. Jakarta is becoming more polluted as the authorities cut down more and more trees for transportation project. And they dont bother to plant new trees to replace the old ones, let alone develop new green ares. The authorities should build more parks in the city to make Jakarta greener and less polluted. Monas park is greener now, but the fences prevent people from getting in. in countries likeSingapore and Australia, public parks are pleasant palces to hang out.
47.

Why did people say that Sutiyoso deserved the award?


A. Monas park is green now. B. Jakarta is becoming morepolluted. C. He ahs improved Jakartas air management. D. He limited the number of motorcycles in the city. E. He restored the Monas park and initiated the busway project.

48.

What has Sutiyoso done to reduce air pollution in Jakarta?


A. Initiating the bus projrct. B. Holding an intenational conference. C. Limiting the number of motorcycles. D. Building fences around the Monas park. E. Cutting down more and more trees.

49.

What is the purpose of the text?


A. To explain why Sutiyoso got an Asian Air Quality Management Award. B. To present points of views about the award given to Sutiyoso. C. To tell readers how to provide solid air quality management. D. To describe readers an Asian Air Quality Management Award. E. To assure readers that that Sutiyoso deserved the award.

50.

It is not easy to get in the Monas park because


A. More and more trees were cut down B. It is use for having a picnic C. It is ude for jogging track D. There is a cool area E. There are fences