The following text is for questions 1to 4.
A long time ago, there lived an old man in the Penanggungan Mountain. His name was Kiai Gede Penanggungan. He had supernatural power. Kiai Gede Penanggungan had a beautiful daughter named Dewi Walangangin who was not married yet. Kiai Gede Penanggungan prayed days and nights for her daughter to have a husband. One day, a young handsome man came to his place. The name of the man was Jaka Pandelengan. He wanted to be Kiai Gede Penanggungan's student. Kiai Gede agreed to have Jaka as his student with one condition that he would marry her daughter. Jaka Pandelengan and Dewi Walangangin soon got married. Kiai Gede Penanggungan taught Jaka many things.
After several years, now it was time for the couple to live separately from Kiai Gede Penanggungan. They would move to another village. Kiai Gede gave some seeds of pari or paddy to the couple. He asked the couple to plant the seeds. He also warned the couple not to be arrogant when they were rich. He wanted the couple to help poor people. The couple started a new life. They planted the seed. Soon, the seeds grew and became a lot of rice. Now the couple became very rich. The poor neighbours came to the couple to ask for some pari seeds, but the couple refused to help them.
Kiai Gede heard about the couple's bad behavior. Soon he visited the couple. He met them when the couple was working in the field. Kiai Gede talked to the couple. He reminded the couple not to be arrogant, but the couple ignored him. They said nothing to Kiai Gede. Kiai Gede got very angry. Then he said, "You two are like temples. You do not listen to me". Right after he said those words, an incredible thing happened. Slowly, Jaka and Dewi turned into temples. Because the temples stood among the pari, people then named them as Pari Temples.
(UN SMP/MTS 2011)
1. What did Jaka Pandelengan and his wife do to be rich?
A. Helped poor people.
B. Had a great power.
C. Planted pari seeds.
D. Built a temple.
2. The couple becomes temples because ....
A. they were rich
B. Kiai Gede said so
C. Kiai Gede liked them
D. they were good people
3. “... , an incredible thing happened."
The underlined word means ....
4. What can we learn from the story?
A. We should live separately from our parents.
B. We have to listen to our parent's advice.
C. We have to prepare a good paddy field.
D. We should refuse other people's help.
1.SOAL: Apa yang dilakukan Jaka Pandelengan dan istrinya supaya menjadi kaya?
PEMBAHASAN: Lihat Paragraf ke-2, perhatikan kalimat-kalimat pada bagian akhir:
“Mereka menanam benih padi. Tidak lama, benih-benih itu tumbuh dan menjadi padi yang banyak. Sekarang pasangan tersebut menjadi sangat kaya.” (They planted the seed. Soon, the seeds grew and became a lot of rice. Now the couple became very rich).
JAWAB: C. Menanam benih padi.
2.SOAL: Pasangan tersebut berubah menjadi candi karena ….
PEMBAHASAN: Jawaban terdapat pada paragraph ke-3: Kiai Gede sangat marah. Kemudian dia berkata, “Kalian berdua seperti candi. Kalian tidak mendengarkan saya”(Kiai Gede got very angry. Then he said, “You two are like temples. You do not listen to me”).
JAWAB: B. Kiai Gede berkata demikian.
3.SOAL: Kata yang digarisbawahi (incredible) berarti ….
PEMBAHASAN: Makna dari ‘incredible’ yaitu luar biasa atau sulit dipercaya. Maka arti atau sinonim dari kata tersebut adalah ‘unbelievable’.
JAWAB: B. sulit dipercaya.
4.SOAL: Apa yang bisa kita pelajari (ambil hikmah) dari cerita tersebut?
PEMBAHASAN: Pertanyaan mengenai nilai moral. Berdasarkan isi cerita, kita bias menyimpulkan bahwa kita harus mendengarkan nasehat orang tua, karena perkataan orang tua bisa menjadi kenyataan.
JAWAB: B. Kita harus mendengarkan nasehat orang tua kita.
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