Soal UN SMP/MTS 2011/2012
The following text is for questions number 1to 3.
The National Monument (or Monumen National) is a 132 tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta. It symbolizes the fight for Indonesia’s independence. The Monument consist of a 117, 7 m obelisk on a 45 m square platform at a height of 17m.
The towering monument symbolizes the philosophy of Lingga and Yoni. Lingga resembles, rice pestle (alu) and Yoni resembles a mortar rice (lesung), two important items in Indonesian Agricultural tradition.
The construction began in 1961 under the direction of President of Sukarno and the monument was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil. The monument and museum is open daily from 8.00 – 15.00 everyday throughout the week, except for the last Monday of the month the monument is closed.
1. “It symbolizes the fight…” (paragraph 1)
The underlined word refers to….
A. The opening day
B. The construction
C. The monument
D. The gold oil
2. What is the main idea of paragraph one?
A. The obelisk itself is a clad with Italian marble.
B. The monument consists of a 117, 7 m obelisk.
C. The National Monument is a 132 meter tower.
D. It symbolized the fight for Indonesia’s independence.
3. The text mainly tells us about….
A. The construction of the National Monument
B. The meaning of Lingga and Yoni
C. The schedule of the visit
D. The National Monument