Friday, February 22, 2013

Soal UN Bahasa Inggris Tahun 2007/2008 (SMA/MA)

The text is for questions 16 to 19.

The Three Sheiks and Queen of Arabia
      Maura, who liked to be thought of as the most beautiful and powerful queen of Arabia, had many suitors. One by one she discarded them, until her list was reduced to just three sheiks, all equally young and handsome, rich and strong. It was very hard to decide who would be the best of them.
      On the evening, Maura disguised herself and went to the camp of the three sheiks, as they were about to have dinner, and asked them for something to eat.
      The first gave her some leftover food; the second gave her some unappetizing camel's tail; the third sheik, who was called Hakim, offered her some of the most tender and tasty meat. After dinner, the disguised queen left the sheik's camp.
      The following day the queen invited the three sheiks to dinner at her palace. She ordered her servants to give each one exactly what they had given her the evening before.
      Hakim, who received a plate of delicious meat, refused to eat it if the other two could not share it with him, and this act finally convinced Queen Maura that he was the man for her.
       "Without question, Hakim is the most generous of you," she announced her choice to the sheiks. "So it is Hakim I will marry."

16. The three sheiks were not...
      a. rich
      b. young
      c. strong
      d. gloomy
      e. handsome
17. Which statement is TRUE according the queen?
      a. The queen was the most powerful queen in Africa
      b. The queen was very proud of her beauty and riches
      c. The queen herself served the sheiks with delicious food
      d. The queen was very careful in deciding whom she would marry
      e. The queen was very satisfied with the food given by sheiks

18. The queen ordered her servants to give the sheiks the same kind of food she got from them the evening before because...
       a. She wanted to entertain her guest
       b. She wanted to test the sheiks's taste
       c. She wanted to see the sheiks's reactions
       d. She wanted to make a joke of the sheiks
       e. She wanted to repay the sheiks kindness

19. The main idea of paragraph six is...
      a. Hakim was an unselfish person
      b. Hakim was served with succulent meat
      c. Hakim was satisfied with the food served
      d. Hakim wanted to share the food with the sheiks
      e. Hakim had made the queen find resolution of her problem

The text is for questions 20.


      Some of the world's finest roads make use of bodies of water. They are called canals. Canals are man made waterways. They are usually straight and narrow. But they are filled with water. They connect rivers and lakes, ocean and lakes, rivers and rivers, and oceans and ocean so that boats and ships can go from one to the other.
       Most canals are used for transportation. Bargers, boats, and ships carry goods over canals. Some are used to irrigate land or to carry sewage from large cities. Canals also reduce cost of shipping goods and offer travel short cuts.
        Canals even go over hills and mountains. But you know that water can't flow up hill; so how can the water and boats in a canal go up hill?
         Something called a lock is used. It is a giant tank. The tank is big enough to hold  a long boat. The boat floats into tank, and the doors behind it closed to lock the boat in there. Then more water is let into the tank. When the tank is full of water, the tank door in front of the boat is opened and boat floats out. The boat floats higher and higher as water rises. It floats either out into a higher part of canal or into another tank or lock, which will lift it still higher.
         To go down the hill on the other side, the boat enter a lock that is full of water. As the water is let out of the lock, the boat will float lower and lower. So locks make it possible for boats or ships to move from one water level to another.


  20. The text is about...
        a. roads
        b. waterways
        c. water transportation
        d. world's finest canals
        e. Straight and narrow roads

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