TEST ON READING 2

TEXT 01

It is Friday evening. Pak Latief is talking to one of his friends on the phone. Amir, I must tell you what happened at the bank yesterday morning. It was  ten past eleven. The manager of a big department store brought in a briefcase with Rp 11,000,000 in it.
Rp 11,000,0000? Really?
Yes, he always brings a lot of money into the bank at that time on a Thursday. I looked out of the window  and saw a black car stop in front of the bank. Three men jumped  out , but  the driver stayed in the car. One man waited outside and I saw the other two run into the bank. They both had stockings over their heads and guns in their hands. At the entrance one shouted “hands up!” this is a raid! Give us the briefcase and all the money from the drawers. “We put all the money in the counter and then we stood with our hands on our head.
“Weren’t you terrified?
Yes, very. But Ibu Maria , one of the tellers was extremely brave. The two robbers began to stuff the money into a blue travel bag, but she crept along behind the counter on her hands and knees  and pressed the alarm button.. The robbers didn’t see her. We heard a loud of ring outside the bank and suddenly the robbers were more frightened than us. One shouted to the other. “Come on. Let’s get out  of here. Just wait till that idiot ran ”Shut up!”. The other one  shouted and ran out of the bank, jumped into their car and drove away t the high speed. The police arrived a few minutes after the fast car but they were fast enough and the men escaped.
What did the robbers say? Ram ……? Who is Ram?
That’s what we all want to know. Ramlan perhaps? We have got Ramlan at our bank- Ramlan Susanto. He stayed at home yesterday because  he felt ill It’s what he told the manager on the phone. The police went to his house yesterday but he didn’t come back to the bank so we still don’t know anything.
“very exciting, I must say. But I must go now. Dinner’s ready!.Thank you for the call, Latief. Bye, Bye Amir.

1.    How many people robbed the bank?
A.    3
B.    4
C.    5
D.    2
E.    6
2.    The robbery happened on …..
A.    Friday morning
B.    Friday evening
C.    Tuesday morning
D.    Thursday morning
E.    Thursday evening
3.    But I must go now, dinner is ready! The word I refers to ……
A.    Amir
B.    Latief
C.    Ramlan
D.    Susanto
E.    The robber
4.    Weren’t you terrified? The word terrified means ….
A.    hatred
B.    sadness
C.    joyful
D.    afraid
E.    fearly

5.    The type of the text is …….
A.    report
B.    recount
C.    narrative
D.    explanation
E.    exposition

6.    Who is Mrs.Maria?
A.    a bank manager
B.    a bank customer
C.    a bank teller
D.    a bank robber
E.    a bank depositor
7.    How did the police know that there were robbers in the bank?
A.    Because Mr. Ramlan pusher the alarm button.
B.    Because Mrs. Maria pushed the alarm button
C.    Because Mrs. Maria telephoned the police
D.    Because Mr. Latief telephoned the police.
E.    Because Mr. Amir has been telephoned by Mr. Latief
8.    Where did the robbers put the money into?
A.    a briefcase
B.    traveling bag
C.    stockings
D.    their pockets
E.    counter
9.    With Rp 11,000,000 in it . What does it refers to ….( par 1 ).
A.    money
B.    briefcase
C.    department
D.    manager
E.    store
10.    Which of the following is not true?
A.    police successfully ran after the robbers.
B.    Mrs. Maria bravely pushed the alarm button.
C.    Amir was at the bank when the robbery happened
D.    Ramlan Susanto is one of the bank worker.
E.    Ramlan was absent from  his work when the robbery happened

TEXT 02
Electronics plays an important part in everyone’s life. Radio and television are electronics devices, so are tape recorder and video or movie cameras and their properties. Doctors and dentists use X-ray machines, one of the first electronic in long distance phone call.
Electronic also important in industry, large X ray machine are used to see through  as much as 10 to 20 inches of solid metal .In this way engineers can detect any defect inside such as welded pipes airplane wings and railroad car wheels.
Radar is another valuable electronic inventions. It guides airplanes into crowded airport, even when the ground is covered by fog.  It enables pilots to locate and fly around storms high above the earth. Missile, earth orbiting satellites and space probes are traced by means of radar.

11.    Type of text is …..
A.    narrative
B.    explanation
C.    procedure
D.    report
E.    descriptive
12.    It guides airplane into crowded airport.. What does it refer to …….
A.    missile
B.    space
C.    satellites
D.    radar
E.    electronics
13.    Electronics plays an important part in everyone’s life. The underlined  word has the same meaning as …..
A.    method
B.    way
C.    role
D.    game
E.    apart
14.    Radar is another valuable electronic invention. The underlined word is similar to ……
A.    prestigious
B.    precious
C.    expensive
D.    useless
E.    high
15.    The following statements are correct except …….
A.    Radar can help a pilot to fly his plane.
B.    Doctors and dentists use X ray to check their patients.
C.    X ray can be used to detect any bad welded pipe
D.    Radio and television set are electronic device
E.    Using  electronic device has no importance in our life
Text 03
Commodities are raw materials like metals, bauxite or timber and products such as coffee, cocoa and sugar which are called soft commodities. They are traded in bulk large amount through exchanges, the oldest of which is the Royal exchange, which  was given its name by Queen Elizabeth in 1571
Just as Lloyd’s  and the stock exchange began in the coffee house, so commodity  markets developed from coffee houses used by merchants dealing with certain types of product or with particular areas of the world. The Jerusalem coffee House, in the city, for example mainly had  customers whose interests were in the trade with China or Australia.
As the demand for different products changed so the market adapted some specializing in one product like furs, other different products. A few still use traditional west methods, buyers looking at samples then making an offer- but with the more modern forms of trading, buyers making offers before goods have been shipped, which now more  common. However, like Lloyd’s and the stock exchange most trading is done through brokers.

( taken from ‘Basic Commercial English )

16.    Coffee and coca are the examples of …..
A.    exchange
B.    soft commodities
C.    crude resources
D.    expensive trading
E.    special commodities
17.    They are traded in bulk … the word they refers to ….
A.    Royal Exchange
B.    Sugar
C.    Commodities
D.    Materials
E.    The oldest commodities
18.    Its name by Queen Elizabeth I in 1571 The underlined word means …..
A.    commodity
B.    sugar
C.    Royal exchange
D.    Material
E.    The oldest commodity
19.    The type of the text is …..
A.    recount
B.    report
C.    explanation
D.    exposition
E.    descriptive
20.    The main idea of the last paragraph ….
A.    the different market
B.    the traditional sales methods
C.    the trading through brokers
D.    the Lloyd and stock exchange
E.    the adaptation of markets as a result of the changing demand for different products
F.
21.    Where is the text taken from …..
A.    News Week
B.    China Information
C.    Brokers
D.    The daily news
E.    Basic Commercial English

22.    Jerusalem Coffee House mainly had customers  whose interests were in the trade with China the underlined sentence is……..
A.     noun clause
B.    adjective clause
C.    adverb clause
D.    causative have
E.    preference

TEXT 04
There are five requirements for a student who wishes to become a chemist. One is that he possesses greater than average aptitude for learning. Another is that he possesses a good working-knowledge of mathematics. Still another is that he enjoys applying his knowledge to some problems or others. In addition, he should be curious about things, about what causes natural phenomena and about how a thing is put together, how it works, and finally, he must be enthusiastic

23.    What is the topic of the passage?
A.    A chemist student
B.    How to become a chemist
C.    The application of chemist in solving problem
D.    Requirements to become a chemist
E.    The importance of possessing good knowledge of Mathematics
24.    Some  of the following requirements is not mentioned in the passage?
A.    Have done many experiments
B.    Have a strong interest in chemistry
C.    Have  great natural ability in learning
D.    Have curiosity about how things are formed/made
E.    Have a good knowledge of mathematics.
25.    This type of the text that is used in this passage is …..
A.    report
B.    recount
C.    explanation
D.    exposition
E.    descriptive
26.    The  tense that is used in this passage is….
A.    past tense
B.    present tense
C.    present perfect tense
D.    future tense
E.    present  progressive
27.    He must be enthusiastic.  The underlined word has the same meaning as …..
A.    powerful
B.    motivated
C.    discouraged
D.    love
E.    like
28.    One is that he possesses ….. What does one refer to ?
A.    a student
B.    a chemist
C.    requirement
D.    wish
E.    knowledge
29.    One is that he possesses …… . Possesses means
A.    wants
B.    likes
C.    has
D.    wishes
E.    knows

TEXT 07
Once ,at the restaurant where I worked, a waitress served breakfast to a party of eight. The kept her very busy and run up a large bill. When  she  went to clear their table, she realizes they hadn’t left her  a tip but they had left their camera behind.
She asked another waitress to take her picture and then put the camera in the restaurant’s lost and found box. She knew that when the party returned for it and the film developed, among the photographs of mountains and waterfalls there would be a picture of a waitress holding – a sign that read “WHERE IS MY TIP”.

30.    What is the passage about?
A.    a customer’s camera
B.    a  lost and found box
C.    the restaurant customers
D.    an experience of a waitress
E.    a resort lodge’s restaurant
31.    “When she went to clear their table she realized ( paragraph 1 ) Clear means ….
A.    fade
B.    clean
C.    wipe
D.    remove
E.    vanish
32.    What is the type of the text?
A.    a report
B.    a narration
C.    an anecdote
D.    a discussion
E.    a description
33.    What is the function of the text?
A.    to give explanation about  resort lodge
B.    to inform the readers about mountain and waterfall
C.    to entertain the reader about the experience of the writer
D.    to entertain the reader about the experience of a waitress
E.    to explain an unusual event happened in a mountainous area.

TEXT -08

Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England in 1821, and emigrated to New York city when she was ten years old. One day she decided that  she wanted to become  a doctor. That was nearly impossible for  a woman  in the middle of the nineteenth century. After writing  many letters seeking admission to medical schools, she was finally accepted  at one of Universities , in Philadelphia. So she determined that she taught school and gave music lesson to earn money for her tuition.
In 1849, after graduation from medical school, she decided to further her education in Paris. She wanted to be a surgeon, but a serious eye infection forced her to abandon the idea.
Upon returning to the United States, she found it difficult to start hero practice because she was  a woman. By 1857 Elizabeth and her sister, also a doctor, along with another doctor managed to open a new hospital, the first for women and children. Besides being the first female  physician and founding her own hospital, she also establish the first medical school  for women.

34.    Why couldn’t Elizabeth  realize her dream of becoming a surgeon?
A.    It was difficult for her to start a practice in the United States.
B.    She decided to further her education in Paris.
C.    She couldn’t get admission  to medical school.
D.    A serious eye infection stopped her idea.
E.    She was a woman.
35.    How many years elapsed between her graduation from medical school and the opening  of the her hospital?
A.    8
B.    10
C.    19
D.    36
E.    57
36.    What main obstacle almost destroyed Elizabeth chances for becoming a doctor?
A.    She couldn’t graduate from medical school
B.    She couldn’t establish her hospital.
C.    She gave music lesson.
D.    She wrote too many letters.
E.    She was a woman
37.    Which of the following is not true “in the life of Elizabeth”
A.    She and several other women founded the first hospital for women and children
B.    She became the first female physician.
C.    She was the first women surgeon.
D.    She founded the first hospital of her own.
E.    She established the first medical school for women.
38.    ”She wanted to become a surgeon” ( paragraph 2 ) .  A surgeon means
A.    A doctor  who performs operation
B.    A government employee
C.    A person who works in a household for wages
D.    An official with ceremonial duties
E.    An army officer above corporal.

39.    This text type in the passage above is…..
A.    explanation
B.    recount
C.    descriptive
D.    report
E.    procedure

TEXT – 09
One  afternoon a big wolf in a  dark forest a little girl came along carrying a basket of food to her grand mother. Finally a little girl came along and she was carrying  a basket of food.  “Are you carrying  that basket to your grand mother?” asked the wolf. The little girl says yes. So the wolf asked her where her grand mother lived a grand the little told him and be disappeared into the woods
When the little girl opened the door of her grand mother’s house she saw that there was on. She had approached no nearer than twenty five feet from the bed when she saw that  it was not her grandmother but the wolf for even in a night cap.. The wolf does not look anymore like her grand mother. So the little girl took an automatic gun out of her basket and shot the wolf dead.

40.    For whom did the little girl carry a basket of food?
A.    for herself
B.    for the wolf
C.    for  her grand mother
D.    for her mother
E.    for her friend
41.    Are you carrying ….?  Paragraph 1 Carrying has similar meaning to ….
A.    buying
B.    pushing
C.    taking
D.    bringing
E.    pulling
42.    What happened to the wolf at the end of the story ?
A.    the wolf got the food
B.    the wolf was dead
C.    the wolf wore night gown
D.    the wolf met its grand mother
E.    the little girl died
43.    From the story we know that the little girl is
A.    a shy girl
B.    a scared girl
C.    a stupid girl
D.    a careless girl
E.    a brave girl
44.    Finally  a little girl came along and …………… The underlined word has the same meaning as ……………..
A.    at large
B.    at lost
C.    at last
D.    at times
E.    at least

45.    The type of text is …..
A.    recount
B.    narrative
C.    descriptive
D.    explanation
E.    exposition

TEXT 10
Prices this year are higher than prices last year, and next year things will cost even more than they do now. There are however, many ways to save money. Try to pay the lowest possible prices for item that you need. Here some suggestions.
Compare prices for similar product. Some brands are much more expensive than others, and the quality may not be much better. The quality  of generic  brands, which come in plainer packages than the more famous ‘name brands” may be just as good as the  quality of the higher-priced items
Take the advantage of as many sales as possible, but check that every “bargain” price is really lower than the regular price.
Before you go shopping, make a list of items that are the most important of all to you and buy only those things. Don’t buy things that you don’t need just because they are cheaper than usual and don’t buy items just to keep up with your friend.

46.    The text tells us about …………..
A.    many ways to save money
B.    changing prices
C.    comparing prices of similar product
D.    taking advantage and checking bargain price
E.    necessity of making list before going shopping
47.    This text  is ….
A.    descriptive
B.    explanation
C.    narrative
D.    exposition
E.    report
48.    Most of the tense  that  is used in this passage is …
A.    past tense
B.    future
C.    present  tense
D.    present progressive tense
E.    past progressive tense
49.    One of the following is not the reason why people buy certain product?
A.    from its attractive package
B.    from its famous product
C.    they don’t need it
D.    from friend’s  experience
E.    from  advertisement
50.    Try to pay the lowest possible prices  that you need. The underlined sentence is
A.    noun clause
B.    adjective clause
C.    adverb clause
D.    independent clause
E.    adjective modifier

51.    There are many ways to save money.( par 1 ) the underlined word has similar   meaning to …
A.    streets
B.    methods
C.    solution
D.    problems
E.    theories

TEXT 11
We proudly state that Affandi is the t greatest painter that Indonesia has produced so far through of course ,many talented artists have led very productive and creative live here.
Affandi was born in 1907 in Cirebon, West Java. His father ,R. Kesuma, was mantra ukur at the cileduk sugar plant He was in Jakarta. He dropped out of Senior high school.         Classification are so easy in the case of Affandi. An art critic may be tempted to say that Affandi started ou as a realist or naturalist based on the paintings that he did in the middle thirties. He later shifted into expressionism in the fourties during the national struggle for independence. One could distinguish the period when he was still using  a paintbrush from his start of squeezing the paint from the tubes directly on canvas
As human being and as a painter, he has the amazing ability to appear both simple and complex at the same time.  At times, he can also give the impression of being  ambivalent, or even  inconsistent. His modest appearance, his  almost naïve statements and his easy- going attitude can easily understood. For instance, while being filmed for a documentary made by the film director Yasir Marzuki. Affandi stated that he agreed with art critic who labeled him as an expressionist.
But just before his eightieth birthday he firmly stated that he had always been a naturalist. On the occasion, he said that he liked going out and hunting for objects to paint because he liked to have contact with daily life.

52.    Which statement  is true about Affandi?
A.    he was very proud of himself
B.    he came from a low, rank society
C.    He was a senior High School leaver
D.    He had a high consistency in painting
E.    He didn’t like to paint outside his gallery

53.    Affandi started to be an expressionist in …..
A.    1907
B.    1930
C.    1945
D.    1950
E.    1990
54.    As human being and as a painter, he has  amazing ability….( par 3) the underlined word means
A.    common
B.    wonderful
C.    crucial
D.    well
E.    important

55.    On another occasion …… The synonym of the underlined word is …..
A.    opportunity
B.    instance
C.    practice
D.    inconsistence
E.    appearance
56.    At times …..in paragraph 3 means …
A.    crucially
B.    really
C.    commonly
D.    sometimes
E.    mostly
TEXT -12
Automation is a term which describes the use of machines to control other machines. The process of automation  is expected to increase and to improve our standard of living. Certain forms of automatic equipment  have been used by the auto industry for many years to move materials to the assembly line. Ford Motor Company now uses some automatic controls. At its engine plant in Cleveland, rough cylinder blocks go through a series of 530 automatic operations and come out as finished product in just under 15 minutes.
While many labor leaders fear that automation will cause workers to lose jobs, scientists say it will demand more workers to maintain and to repair the automatic machines.

57.    What does the text tell us about?
A.    automation
B.    Fort motor Company
C.    The effect of automation
D.    Labor leaders’  concern
E.    Improving the standard of living
58.    What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A.    The demand for more workers is increasing
B.    The labor leader’s fear  is completely without reason
C.    There are two different opinions about the use of automation
D.    It is absolutely wrong that automation
E.    More workers are needed to maintain  and repair automatic machines
59.    Which of the following is not true about automation?
A.    Automation consumes less time
B.    Automation is not effective
C.    Automation is expected to increase product
D.    Automation improve standard of living
E.    Automation  controls other machines.

60.    Type of the text above is a/ an ……
A.    report
B.    recount
C.    description
D.    discussion
E.    explanation

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