Jumat, 13 Desember 2013



Last Friday, a friend of mine asked me to accompany him to buy a new shirt at a department store. We left home at 03.00 p.m. by motorcycle. As soon as we arrived there, we went to the clothes section. I let him choose one. An hour later, I got bored watching him confused in choosing a shirt. So I left him and went to the cassette counter. Thirty minutes later, I went back to the clothes section but I couldn't find him there. My cell phone was broken so I couldn't call him. I went to the parking area. I saw his motorcycle was there but I couldn't find him. I waited for him for a few moments then finally I gave up and decided to go home.

When I arrived home, my mother told me that my friend called. She said that he was in the department store looking for me. My mother asked me to come back to the department store. Reluctantly, I walked to the department store and you know what? When I arrived there his motorcycle was not in the parking area. He just went home. I was very tired. There was no other choice, I had to walk home again. When I arrived home, I was so tired. I was very angry but when I saw my friend's broad smile greet me in front of the door, I just could not help laughing.
(Sumber Text dari soal UN SMP/MTS 2011)

1.  The text above is about ....
A. an embarrassing day
B. shopping with mother
C. the writer and his friend
D. my friend and his motorcycle

2.  The writer couldn't contact his friend because ....
A. he went home alone
B. his cell phone was broken
C. he was in the parking area
D. his friend was still choosing a shirt

3.  From the story above we can conclude that there was a problem because ....
A. the writer couldn't contact his friend
B. the writer's friend was in the clothes section
C. the writer and his friend couldn't ride the motorcycle
D. the writer and his friend decided to go to the department store
The following text is for questions 42 to 44

Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. He came from a wealthy family and never had to work. He studied medicine and theology. In 1831 he graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree of theology.

He began a career as a scientist quite by chance. On December 27,1831, 22 years old Charles Darwin joined the crew of the HMS Beagle as a naturalist.The five years expedition collected hydrographic, geologic, and meteorologic data from South America and many other regions around the world. Darwin's own observation on this voyage led to his theory of natural selection.

Charles Darwin was greatly influenced by the geologist Adam Sedgwick and naturalist John Henslow in his development of the theory of natural selection, which was to become the foundation concept supporting the theory of evolution. Darwin's theory holds that environmental effects lead to varying degrees of reproductive success in individuals and groups of organisms. Natural selection tends to promote adaptation in organisms when necessary for survival. This revolutionary theory was published in 1859 in Darwin's now famous On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

42. Charles Darwin's theory of evolution believed that ....
A. people could defend themselves naturally
B. environment affected natural election  
C. organism needed adaptation to survive
D. people and nature supported to each other
E. natural selection tend to adapt organism to survive

43. How was Darwin's theory of natural selection developed?
A. Adapted by the necessary for survival.  
B. Influenced by his collection.
C. Supported the effect of environment.
D. Influenced by John Henslow.
E. Affected by groups of organisms.

44. The famous Darwin theory was published based on ....
A. theories developed by other scientists
B. the influence of organisms adaptation in survival living
C. the success of his observation supported by geologist and naturalist
D. his expedition and natural observation data a scientist
E. the observation of other geologists' natural selection
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and ornament manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite. He also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannons and other ornaments. He held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. He was the third son of Immanuel Nobel and Andriette Ahlsell Nobel. Born in Stckholm on 21 October 1833, he went with my family to Saint Petersburg in 1842, where his father invented modern plywood. He studied chemistry with Professor Nikolay Nickolaevich Zinin. When he was 18, he went to the United States to study chemistry for four years and worked for a short period under John Ericsson, who designed the American Civil War ironclad USS Monitor.

Returning to Sweden, with his father after bankruptcy of his family business, he then devoted himself to the study of explosives, and especially to the save manufacture and use of nitroglycerine (discovered in 1847 by Acanio Sobrero, one of his fellow students under Theophile-Jules Pelouze at the University of Turin). A big explosion occurred on 2 September 1864 at his factory in Heleneborg in Stockholm, killing five people. Among them was his younger brother, Emil.

The foundations of the Nobel Prize were laid in 1895 when Alfred Nobel wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth for its establishment. Since 1901, the prize has honoured men and women for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and for work in peace.

1. Where did Alfred Nobel work with John Ericsson?
a. In Sweden
b. In the USA
c. In Stockholm
d. In Heleneborg
e. In Saint Petersburg

2. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
a. Alfred Nobel devoted himself to the study of chemistry
b. His success with explosive finally led to the 1864 tragedy 
c. A big explosion in Heleneborg in Stockholm killed many people
d. A big explosion destroyed his factory in Heleneborg Stockholm
e. Alfred Nobel planned the safe manufacture and use of nitroglycerine

3. What was Bofor’s main business under Alfred Nobel?
a. It manufactured cannons and other ornaments 
b. It designed the ironclad monitor
c. It produced iron and steel
d. It produced dynamite
e. It invented nobelium

Born into a family of doctors in Kampung Ketapang, Kwitang Barat, Jakarta, Abdulrachman Saleh also became a doctor. After finishing MULO, he studied at STOVIA. While still a student, he was appointed assistant at the laboratory of physiology. Graduating from STOVIA, Abdulrachman Saleh continued his work at the lab while having his own medical practice.
Abdulrachman Saleh’s role in medicine was significant. He became a lecturer in Jakarta, Surabaya, Malang, and Klaten. For his meritorious service in medicine, specifically in physiology, in 1958, the University of Indonesia bestowed him the title of Bapak Ilmu Faal (Father of Physiology).
Abdulrachman Saleh was a man of many interests. He was involved in youth organizations like Boy Scouts and Indonesia Muda. He was also a member of Aeroclub, and co-founded theVerenigde Oosterse Radio Omroep (VORO), an organization of broadcasters. It was he who established the Voice of Free Indonesia, the radio station which spread the proclamation of Indonesia’s independence to the world.  

1. Abdulrachman Saleh was bestowed the title Father of Physiology because ....
A. he was a lecturer in the Medical faculty of the University of Indonesia
B. he was a lecturer as well as a doctor
C. he had significant contribution in physiology
D. he was a lecturer in many parts of Indonesia E. he was a professor in physiology

2. The main idea of the first paragraph is that Abdulrachman Saleh ...
A. had his own medical practice,
B. studied at the medical school in STOVIA.
C. became a doctor because of his family.
D. was appointed assistant at the laboratory of physiology.
E. started his career as a doctor in STOVIA.

3. Besides medicine, Abdulrachman also had a special interest in ....
A. laboratorium assistance
B. student organizations 
C. aeroplane designing
D. broadcasting
E. politics

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player. She was born in 1987 in Ngayan, Siberia.

At the age of three, Sharapova moved with her family to Sochi. She began playing tennis at the age of four using a racket given to her by Yevgeng Kafelnikov's father. At the age five or six, at a tennis clinic in Moscow, Sharapova was spotted by Martina Navratilova, who urged her parents to get her serious coaching in the USA.

At the age of seven, she and her father boarded a plane to the USA with only $700. Her father took her to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy where one of the coaches check her out. The story goes that maria knocked his hat off with the tennis ball, thereby making a favorable impression. This led her obtaining a scholarship. At the age of nine, she was signed up by a number of sponsors including Prince (racquets), Oakley and Nike.

In 2004, Sharapova became the second youngest Wimbledon women's champion in open era (after Martina Hingis) by defeating defending two-time champion Serena Williams in straight sets (6-1, 6-4). In the process she also became the first Russian ever to win that tournament.

1. What is the text about?
A. The family of maria Sharapova
B. Professional tennis players in the world
C. The happiness of having a great father
D. The working experienceof maria Sharapova

2. In what age was miss Sharpova being a model of some products?
A. Three
B. Four
C. Five
D. Nine 

3. "... was spotted by Martina Navratilova ..." (Paragraph 2)
The synonym of the underlined word is...
A. seen
B. searched
C. placed
D. Introduced
My wonderful experience at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha

In December 2006, I went to Doha to participate in the 2006 Asian Games taking part in the Bach Volley Ball Championship. We prepared for a long time, training hard and fighting for approval of our participation. Nothing was easy. My partner, clear, my coach, King, and I were aiming to get into the top 8 at the Asian Games.

Unfortunately, I sprained my ankle one week before departure, which frustrated me beyond belief. I had physiotherapy every day following the injury, and tried to recover as quickly as possible. Of course, the ankle could not heal completely in a few days, so I had no choice but to just try my best and have my ankle taped when I played in matches.

We played against a team from Thailand, Mongolia, and Malaysia. The most difficult and important match was that against the Malaysian Team. We played well for the match and tried our very best. But finally we lost to them and ranked 9. It was so close. We nearly reached our goal - to be among the first 8 teams.

1.   The writer's team was bitten by the team from …
A. Qatar
B. Thailand
C. Mongolia
D. Malaysia
E. Indonesia

2.   What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
A. The ankle could not heal.
B. The writer sprained her ankle.
C. The writer tried hard to recover.
D. The ankle made the writer frustrated.
E. It needs a long time to heal her ankle.

3.   According to the writer. ... team was difficult to beat.
A. Thai
B. Qatari
C. Indonesian
D. Malaysian
E. Mongolian

I, Milton Friedman was born on July 31, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the fourth and last child and first son of Sarah Ethel (Landau) and Jeno Saul Friedman. My parents were born in Carpatho-Ruthenia of the Soviet Union. They emigrated to the U.S. in their teens, meeting in New York. When I was a year old, my parents moved to Rahway, N.J., a small town about 20 miles from New York City.

I was awarded a competitive scholarship to Rutgers University. I graduated from Rutgers in 1932. I financed the rest of my college expenses by the usual mixture of waiting at tables, clerking in a retail store, occasional entrepreneurial ventures, and summer earnings. Shortly, however, I became interested in economics.

In economics, I had the good fortune to be exposed to two remarkable men: Arthur F. Burns and Homer Jones. Arthur Burns shaped my understanding of economic research, introduced me to the highest scientific standards, and became a guiding influence on my subsequent career. Homer Jones introduced me to rigorous economic theory, made economics exciting and relevant, and encouraged me to go on to graduate work. On his recommendation, the Chicago Economics Department offered me a tuition scholarship. As it happened, I was also offered a scholarship by Brown University in Applied Mathematics, but, by that time, I had definitely transferred my primary allegiance to economics. In 1976 I won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for my achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. In 1977, at age 65,1 retired from the University of Chicago after teaching there for 30 years.

1. Who influenced Milton Friedman on economic research?
A. Sarah Ethel.
B. Jeno Friedman.
C. Arthur F. Burns. 
D. Homer Jones.
E. Alfred Nobel.

2. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
A. Milton Friedman was very committed in his interest and talent in economics. 
B. Homer Jones shaped Milton Friedman understanding of economic research.
C. Arthur Burns introduced Milton Friedman to rigorous economic theory.
D. Brown University offered Milton Friedman a tuition scholarship.
E. Milton Friedman was offered a scholarship by the Chicago Economics Department in Applied Mathematics.

3. What did Milton Friedman do in financing his college expenses?
A. He was a teacher during summer.
B. He had a job in entrepreneur company.
C. He worked as a clerk in a retail store. 
D. He sold tables to people.
E. He taught economics in the university.

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