24 Oct 2015

News Item Text beserta Soal dan Pembahasan Jawaban: Baghdad

News Item Text beserta Soal dan Pembahasan Jawaban: Baghdad

This text is for questions 25 to 27.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Six U.S. soldiers were killed by a blast north of Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, in one of the single deadliest ground attacks against American forces in Iraq in months.

Three other soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off near their vehicles in the province of Salahaddin, the military said in a statement, without giving details. Salahaddin is a Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold.

More than 3,170 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violence. U.S. military commanders have expressed concerns that insurgents could step up attacks outside Baghdad.

25. The text talks about ….
A. six U.S. soldiers killed by a blast
B. attacking against American
C. a blast north of Baghdad
D. a Sunni Arab insurgent
E. the U.S. military
*admin kami tidak begitu yakin dengan jawaban soal ini.

26. Which of the following statements is NOT mentioned in the text?
A. Insurgents could increase attacks outside Baghdad.
B. Three soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off.
C. The U.S invasion has caused more than 3,170 of its soldiers died.
D. Six, US, soldiers died due to a blast north of Baghdad on Monday.
E. Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the second week of a security crackdown in Baghdad.

27. Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violence. (Paragraph3)
The underlined word means….
A. line
B. guard
C. attack
D. clean-up
E. protection
*admin kami tidak begitu yakin dengan jawaban soal ini.
Dari kamus thesaurus kami mendapatkan bahwa crackdown bisa bermakna `attack` ataupun `clean-up`. Namun berdasar dari konteks kami perkirakan yg dimaksud ialah `guard`.

Sumber: Soal UN (Ujian Nasional) tahun 2014/2015 Program Studi IPA.

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