16 Dec 2012

Narrative Text Kang Chol Hwan + Jawaban

Soal UN SMA/MA 2011

The following text is for quetions 1 to 4.

Kang Chol Hwan was born into a loyal family that had once lived in the large Korean community of Japan. In Kyoto, his grandfather had been supporter of Kim II Sung, North Korean Great Leader since 1945. In 1961 the grandfather returned with his family to North Korea and had important government post.

Within months, however, he was complaining to friends that North Korea was not the country he had expected. He was shocked to see so much poverty, which he eventually came to blame on the government’s stifling grip on the economy. One morning in July 1977, when Kang was nine, his grandfather was left for work and never returned.

A few weeks later, seven plain clothes security guard stormed into Kang’s house “Your grandfather betrayed the fatherland,” one of them stated “You must be punished”.

Kang’s parents and grandmother sobbed as they forced to pack their belongings into two army trucks. The family was driven off, but Kang’s mother was left behind, “spared” because her own father was regarded as a revolutionary hero. That was the last Kang ever saw her.


1. What was a reason for Kang’s grandfather never returned to Kang’s house?
A. A supporter of Kim II Sung
B. Accused of betraying North Korea
C. Regarded as a hero
D. As an important person in Korea
E. Force Kang’s family to leave their homeland

2. What is mainly discussed in the last paragraph?
A. The last minutes Kang gathered with his mother.
B. The day Kang ever saw his grandma and grandpa.
C. The moment Kang’s father regarded as a hero.
D. The last day Kang’s parents and his grandma sobbed.
E. The sad moment when Kang’s parents meet grandma.

3. Why did Kang’s grandfather disappear?
A. He left for work and went somewhere else.
B. He returned to North Korea.
C. He was supporter of Kim II Sung.
D. He went t government’s office.
E.  He was kidnapped and punished by the security guards.

4.  A few weeks later, seven plain clothes security guard stormed into Kang’s house.
The underlined word has the same meaning as …
A. Destroyed
B. Attacked
C. Knocked
D. involved
E. Knotted

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