CONTOH SOAL ULANGAN HARIAN B. INGGRIS KELAS 9 MATERI TEKS NARATIF
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The Following text is for questions 1 - 5.
Stone on the Road
A long time ago, there was a wise and rich king who lived in a palace near a small village. He loved all his people including the villagers living in that small village. To support the villagers, the king did many things for them, such as planting beautiful trees near every house and having a picnic for the children. He always gave presents for every child on its birthday. However, this caused the villagers to become lazy. It was unnecessary to work because they thought the king will provide them with everything they needed.
Seeing this, the king did not want them to be lazy. One day, the king got up early and ordered his soldiers to put a huge stone in the middle of the road. He told his men to put some gold money under it. Then he waited to see what would happen.
A poor man, while riding a cow, came by. He grumbled because the stone blocked his way. He walked around the stone and continued on his way. Later, a farmer came along. He complained as he saw the stone blocking his way to the mill. However, he did the same thing like the previous man.
Time went by. People who came across the stone were groaning and grumbling. But no one tried to move the stone.
Dusk came and a boy walked along the road. He had just finished his work at the mill that day and he looked so tired.
"The night will come soon. Someone may stumble over this stone and get hurt. Better to move it out of the way," said the boy. The boy dragged the heavy stone. It was very heavy, but the boy did not give up. He kept pushing and pulling until the stone was finally removed from the road.
Finding a bag under the stone, the boy was surprised. Upon the bag was written: "THE GOLD BELONGS TO THE ONE WHO MOVES THE STONE!"
The boy felt very happy and went home joyfully. The king was glad that he had finally found someone who still wanted to work hard. Then he went back to his palace.
1. Why did people think that it was useless to work?
a. they were so poor
b. they let their children work for them
c. they were weak and could not work hard
d. they believed that the king would give them everything
2. What was under the big stone?
a. A treasure map.
b. Some jewelry.
c. A bag of gold money.
d. A secret message for soldiers.
3. When did the boy come?
a. At dusk.
b. At dawn.
c. At night.
d. In the afternoon.
4. How did the boy remove the stone?
a. He worked slowly because he was tired.
b. He asked someone else to do it.
c. He worked hard to do it.
d. He gave up easily.
5. What can we learn from the story?
a. Being diligent and thoughtful may lead a person into fortune.
b. Being lazy and easily given up is sometimes needed.
c. Life is sometimes very easy to lead.
d. Greed is not a suggested manner.
The following text is for questions 6 - 10.
The Mouse and the Cat
Once upon a time, there lived an honest mouse who was befriended by a cat. They lived under the same house.
Winter would come soon, and the mouse suggested storing some food. "That way, we will not get hungry in winter," said the mouse.
"What a good idea!" replied the cat.
One night, they found a big pot of cheese. They carefully brought the pot and kept it in the attic of the house next door.
The cat was a greedy friend. He wanted all the cheese for himself and started to think of a way to get it.
The cat said to the soft-hearted mouse, "My nephew is sick now. I have to visit him."
"I hope your nephew will get better soon. Take care, my friend," the mouse said.
The cat asked for leave and quickly went to the attic to eat the cheese. He took one third of the cheese.
Some days later, the cat said that he had to visit his sister because his sister had a new baby. He lied again and went to eat the cheese. There was only a third of the cheese left.
Ten days went by. The cat wanted to eat the cheese again. "I want to visit my old grandma," the cat told the mouse. This time, the cat greedily ate up the rest of the cheese.
Later, the winter came. The mouse then found out that the cat had eaten all the cheese and there was none left. He realised that the cat had lied to him. The mouse got angry.
He cried, "You are not my friend anymore!"
Since then, mice and cats have always been enemies.
6. What did the mouse advice to face winter?
a. Not to go out too often.
b. To keep some food for the winter.
c. To find some cheese for the winter.
d. To be in a warmer house during the winter.
7. How many times did the cat go to the attic to eat the cheese?
b. Three times
c. Four times
d. Five times
8. "...the attic of the house..." (line 7)
The underlined word means ...
a. near the kitchen
b. lower part
c. under the roof
d. the barn
9. What happened when winter finally came?
a. There was only a little cheese left.
b. The cat was busy visiting his relatives.
c. The mouse was busy keeping the food.
d. The mouse fond out what the cat had done.
10. The following are the cats traits, except.....
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