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ULANGAN KLS XI                                        Tanggal : ………………………………

2010/2011                                                           Nama    : ……………………………….

                                                                                   Kelas    : ……………………………….

 

          The black widow is the most dangerous spider living in United States. It is most common in the southern parts of the country, but it can be found throughout the country. The black widow got its name because the female has been known to kill the male after mating and, as result, becomes a widow.

The black widow is rather distinctive in appearance; it has a shiny globular body, the size and shape of a pea, and is marked on its underbelly with a red or yellow spot. The female is considerably more ample than the male, roughly four times larger on the average.

If a human is bitten by a black widow, the spider’s poison can cause severe illness and pain. Black widow bites have occasionally resulted in death, but it is certainly not the norm for black widow bites to be mortal.

1.              The text tells about   ….

a.       The most dangerous spider

b.      The spider’s poison

c.       The black widow

d.      The female spider

e.       The male spider

2.              “ The female is considerably more ample the male . . . ’’

The word ample indicates that the spider is   ….

a.       Feminine

b.      Large in size

c.       Dotted with colour

d.      Normal

e.       Small

3.              The text above is mainly intended to … about the black widow.

a.       discuss

b.      describe

c.       report

d.      entertain

e.       explain

4.              Which of the following is TRUE about the black widow?

a.       The black widow does not have poison

b.      The male is considerably more ample than female

c.       The male has been known to kill the female after mating

d.      The poison can cause illness and pain

e.       It can be found only in southern parts of the country

5.              The second paragraph tells  ….

a.       An appearance of black widow

b.      The dangerous black widow

c.       The poison of black widow

d.      The shape of black widow

 

 

e.       The colour of black widow

 

Why do hawks hunt chicks?

 

          Once upon a time, a hawk fell in love with  hen. The hawk flew down from the sky and asked the hen, “ Will you marry me?”

The hen love a brave, strong hawk and wished to marry him. But she said, “ I can’t fly as high as you can. If you give me time, I may learn to fly as high as you. Then we can fly together.”

The hawk agreed. Before he went away, he gave the hen a ring. “this is to show that you have promised to marry me,” said the hawk.

It so happened that the hen had already promised to marry a rooster. So, when a rooster saw the ring, he became very angry. “ Throw that ring away once!” shouted the rooster. The hen was so frighten at the rooster’s anger that she threw away the ring immediately.

When the hawk came a few months later, the hen told him the truth. The hawk was so furious that he cursed the hen, “Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Now, you’ll always be scratching the earth, and I’ll always be flying above to catch your children,” said the hawk.

6.              The text organization of the text above is …

a.       Orientation > Complication > Resolution

b.      Orientation > Events > Reorientation

c.       A thesis > Arguments > Reiteration

d.      Identification > Description

e.       FDDefinition > Description

7.              Who married the hen?

a.    A hawk

b.   A rooster

c.    A hawk and a rooster

d.   A hen

e.    A chick

8.              Why does hawk hunt chicks?

a.       Because chicks are weak

b.      Because he loves the hen

c.       Because he promises to the hen

d.      Because the hen breaks her promise

e.       Because the rooster marry the hawk

9.              Paragraph four tells …

a.       Hawk engage a hen

b.      Rooster gave the ring

c.       Rooster promised a hen

d.      Hawk was given a ring

e.       Hawk fell in love with a hen

10.          The purpose of the text above is …

a.       to give a report

b.      to tell a true story

c.       to entertain readers

d.      to describe the animal

 

e.       to tell the three friends

 

For many years people believed that the cleverest animals after man were the chimpanzees. Now however, there is proof that dolphins may be even cleverer than these big apes.

Although a dolphin lives in the sea, it is not a fish. It is a mammal. It is in many ways, therefore, like a human being.

Dolphins have a simple language. They are able to talk to one another. It may be possible far man to learn how to talk to dolphins. But this will not be easy because dolphins cannot hear the kind of sounds man can make. If man wants to talk to dolphins, therefore, he will have to make a third language which both he and the dolphins can understand.

Dolphins are also very friendly toward man. They often follow ships. There are many stories about dolphins guiding ships through difficult and dangerous.

11.          The text tells about …

a.       fish

b.      dolphins

c.       mammals

d.      big apes

e.       chimpanzees

12.          The fourth paragraph tells us …

a.       How dolphins help man

b.      How genius the dolphins are

c.       How difficult the problems faced by dolphins

d.      How diligent the dolphins are

e.       How friendly man to dolphins

13.          Which statement is TRUE?

a.       Dolphins are fish

b.      Dolphins are kind-hearted animals

c.       Dolphins’ sense of hearing is very sharp

d.      Chimpanzees are the cleverest animals in the world

e.       The big apes are regarded as the most intelligent animals

14.          The text above is in the form of …

a.       Descriptive

b.      Report

c.       Recount

d.      Procedure

e.       Narrative

15.          Dolphins are also very friendly toward man.

The underline word above has the antonym of …

a.       lazy

b.      unfriendly

c.       unreliable

d.      miserly

e.       creative

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