Sabtu, 29 Januari 2011

Descriptive (latihan soal)

Halo semua,
Berikut adalah beberapa contoh latihan soal tentang Descriptive teks yang diambil dari berbagai sumber.  
Semoga bisa bermanfaat untuk kalian semua.

Read the following text to answer question 1-3
         Kediri is a name of a town. It is situated in avalley between the Kelud and Wilis mountains and inhabited by about 1.3 million people. In the  center of the town there is a large hill which is called the Dathok mountain. Because of the topography of the region, Kediri is called a chily town by the locals. There is a big river called Brantas cutting off the centerof the town.
         Besides temples, Kediri is also famous for its products like cigarettes and a special kind of tofu or bean curd. This highly nutritious food is a delicacy of Kediri and has a distinctive taste. The cigarette factory dominates the town’s economy and employs the majority of the women labor force. Kediri and the cigarette factory are inseparable and it is considered the biggest cigarette factory in Indonesia. Most of the local people work in this factory. Those who do not work here are farmers or traders.

1.What does the above text tell us about?
a.The history of Kediri
b.The famous products of Kediri
c. The description of Kediri
d. The people of Kediri

2.“Those who do not work here….”(Last sentence)
      The underlined word refers to….
     a.the local people
     b.the factory workers
     c.the farmers
     d.the traders

Read the following text to answer question 3-5

My Favourite Teacher
       Everyone has a favourite teacher, someone who we feel a special connection with. In primary school, my favourite teacher was Ms. Nuraini. I was not such a good pupil, but just looking at Ms. Nuraini made me feel that I was going to learn.
        Ms. Nuraini was 45 years old and rather short about 1.50 meters. Since I’m short too, I always feel a bit nervous with tall teacher who tower menacingly over me. It was reassuring to be around Ms. Nuraini. Also, I always enjoy the fragrance of the herbs that she grew in our classroom.
        On the top of her round head, Ms. Nuraini always wore a colorful headscarf with an intriguing design. This, plus her warm smile, brightened the lessons in her classroom. However, the best part of her face was her kind eyes that said to her students, ”I care deeply about you.”
        Ms. Nuraini usually wore bright long sleeve blouse that went well with her coffee-color skin. She did not wear much jewelry, just a simple Casio watch on her left hand and a ruby red ring on the ring finger of her right hand. The other ‘decoration’ on her hand came from types of ink from whiteboard markers and other sources.
        On most days, Ms. Nuraini wore loose-fitting pants. Finally, on her feet, she often had brown closed-toe shoes with just a slightly raised heel that made a peculiar ‘clip-clop’ sound as she walked. These low-heeled shoes made it easy for Ms. Nuraini to walk briskly around the classroom to help us when we were doing group activities.
         I can still feel her friendly touch on my shoulder as she stood listening carefully to our group or explaining something that none of us could figure out.


3. The type of the text above is …….
a.   Descriptive
b.   Narrative
c.   Discussion
d.   Explanation

4. The purpose of the text is ……..
a.   to tell what happened with Ms. Nuraini
b.   to describe how Ms. Nuraini looks like
c.   to tell someone how to make favorite teacher
d.   to entertain the reader with Ms. Nuraini
5. “On top of her round head, Ms. Nuraini always wore a colorful headscarf with an intriguing design.” The underlined word means …..
a.   very exciting
b.   very amazing
c.   very interesting
d.   very surprising

Read the following text to answer question 6-8 
My Unique Pets
By Enda-UNGU
I’m used to having pets at home because my family is pet lovers. I have kept two turtles since February 2003. I put them all in one tank in my room.
The name of the male turtle is Donatello and the female one is called Rafael It is quite easy to keep them. They can survive  without  food for about two months. However, they need a comfortable place to live. They have to live with imported soil and plants, good water circulation and a piece of dry trunk in the aquarium. Inadequate conditions can cause not only stess but also affect their growth. The worst thing is they may even end in their death!
   The weapon of an adult turtle lies in its edge of the shell. He will use this weapon when he is disturbed while he is taking a nap.

6.Why is it dangerous to touch the edge of the turtle’s shell when he is having his nap?
a. because the turtle might infect you with a certain disease
b. because it is the location of a turtle’s weapon
c. because it can cause stress to the turtle
d. because it will kill the turtle

7. “Inadequate conditions can cause not only stress but also affect their growth.” (paragraph 2)
The underlined word can be best replaced by …  
a. insufficient
b. indiscipline
c. ineffective
d. inedible

8. What is the purpose of the text above ?
a. To tell the readers that the writer’s family is pet lovers
b. To describe the writer’s turtles to the readers
c. To persuade the readers to keep turtles as a pet
d. To show the advantages of keeping turtles

Read the following text to answer question 9-11 

     The new plasma TV has a screen as the largest regular TV set, but it is only 15 cm thick. It consists of hundreds of thousands of small cells that contain xenon and neon gas. The advantage of this plasma display technology is that you can produce ultra large screens using super thin materials. The image is also very clear because ench pixel is lit individually making the image look good from almost every angle.

9. What is the advantage of this plasma display technology ?
a. It can produce a screen as the largest regular TV set
b. It can consist of thousands of small cells
c. It can cortain xenon and neon gas
d. It can produce ultra large screens

10.  … is lit individually making the image look good from almost every angel.
The word printed in bold means …
a. the positon from which something is viewed
b. the direction for someone see
c. the place where someone watch
d. the time when someone see

11. The communicative purpose of this text is …
a. to share an amusing incident with others
b. to inform the readers the beauty of plasma TV or monitor
c. to describe plasma TV or monitor
d. to persuade people to buy plasma TV or monitor

Read the following text to answer question 12-14
     Doraemon is one of the characters in a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko Fujio. Doraemon is a robotic cat. He has small body and white hands and feet. Although he can hear perfectly well, Doraemon has no ears.
     Doraemon possesses a large pocket that can produce many gadgets from the future. The pocket is called yojigen-pocket, or fourth- dimensional pocket. Doraemon’s favorite food is dorayaki, a Japanese treat filled with red bean paste.
     This robotic cat has the tendency to panic during emergencies. In an emergency situation, he will frantically pull out every unnecessary gadget from his pocket. Nevertheless, Doraemon is a good cat. He always helps Nobita.

12. What does the text mainly talk about?
a. Doraemon
b. Fujiko Fujio
c. Robotic cats
d. Nobita

13. “… he will frantically pull out every unnecessary … “ (paragraph 3).
The underline word can be best replaced by …
a. Happily
b. Calmly
c. Worriedly
d. Diligently

14. What is the weakness of Doraemon?
a. He has a magic pocket
b. He gets panic easily
c. He is only a robotic cat
d. He likes eating Dorayaki

Read the following text to answer question 15-17
My best friend
I have a special friend. She is my classmate and sits besides me. Her name is Rohmi. Rohmi is a quite girl and very simple on the look. However, I really adore her. She is not only kind but also tough.
          Rohmi comes from a very simple family. Her father is a pedicab driver and her mother has passed away. She has a younger brother. His name is Rahmat. In order to help their father, Rohmi and her brother work part-time to earn some money. Rohmi sells food during our class break, while her brother sells newpapers and magazines after school.
One thing that I always admire about her is that she can manage her time well, and she always looks cheerful.

15. What does the second paragraph tell you about?
a. Rohmi and her family
b. Rohmi and her father
c. Rohmi and her brother
d. Rohmi and her friends

16.”…Rohmi and her brother work part-time to earn some money.”
What do the underlined words mean?
a. work for the whole of working week
b. work for only part of each day or week
c. work for the purpose of getting money as much as possible
d. work for family

17. Where did the writer sit ?
a. in front of Rohmi
b. behind Rohmi
c. next to Rohmi
d. far from Rohmi

Read the following text to answer question 18-20
The Terrifying Headmaster

      Mr.Tucker is the headmaster of my school. He does not wear glasses. His eyes always frighten me even when I refuse to face them. They are sharp, hard, and cold, and he uses them like a whip.
        He always washes his hands in an enamel basin in the corner of the room. After he has washed them, he will walk over to his desk and stand behind is looking at the pupils while he dries his hands on a small, white towel. He dries each finger separetely, beginning with the first finger. His  fingers are long and white. He rubs them briskly without losing the effect of deliberation and as he rubs them, he looks at us with his eyes.
       No one moves while he dries his hands, no one speaks. When he finishes, he will fold the towel and put it in the desk drawer. Then, he will awkwardly smile at us.
      He really terrifies me.

  Adapted from: I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall)

18. What is the purpose of the text?
       a. to terrify the readers
       b. to decribe the writer’s headmaster
       c. to promote the writer’s headmaster career
       d. to inform the readers about a terrifying school

19. Where does Mr. Tucker usually wash his hands?
       a. corner of the room
       b. in front of the room
       c. beside of the room
       d. behind of the room

20. “He dries each finger separately….”
       The underlined word has similar meaning to…
       a. wash     
       b. fold
       c. divide
       d. corner

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