Soal Ebtanas English SMA 2006

Text l
This text is for questions 16 and 17

We  are  announcing  today  that  we  are  bringing  the Milestone and Ever Green brands even closer together. Effective  as  of  December  5,  2005,  our  official  name will be:

Th substitutio o "West"   in   ou name-replacing
"California"- is the result of an agreement we reached with  California  Gardening  Association,  following  a protest  over  the  original  use  of  "California"  in  our name.  We  hope  this  does  not  create  any  confusion among  our  loyal  consumers.  While  this  represents  a change from our initial name introduction, it does not chang th quality   o products   we   offer   to   our consumers.

Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the text?
A.   The corporate offices were protested
B.   The loyal consumers created an official name for the company.
C.   There was a conflict between Green Miles West and Milestone
D.   The quality of products will be different from the former products.
E.   The name "Green Miles West" will be effective as
of December 5, 2005.

“… it does not change the quality of the products we offer ..." (Paragraph 4).
The underlined word means ... 
A.   take
B.   lose erase
C.   alter 
D.   erase 
E.   throw

Text 2
This text is for questions number 18

1. Teenager
2. Adult
3. Children
50 %
10 %
0 %
20 %
30 %
20 %
20 %
10 %
80 %
10 %
50 %
0 %

From the table above we can conclude that... shows are
mostly watched by children. 
A.   quiz
B.   news
C.   talk
D.   cinema
E.   cartoon

Text 3
This text is for questions 19 to 22
University of Cambridge
Do  you  plan  to  study  abroad?  Don't  hesitate. Welcome  to            Cambridge            University.             Cambridge
University,  an  institution  of  higher  education,  is  the second  oldest  university  in  Great  Britain  after  the
University  of  Oxford.  It  is  located   in  the  city  of
The  University   o Cambridg is    system  of faculties,  departments,  and  31  independent  colleges. You know, although the colleges and the university per
se   are   separate   corporations,   all   are   parts   of   an
integrated educational entity. The university examines candidates  for  degrees  during  their  residencies  and  at the  conclusion  of  their  studies.  The  colleges  provide their  students  with  lodgings  and  meals,  assign  tutors, and offer social, cultural, and athletic activities. Every student at the University of Cambridge is a member of
a college.
Let's see its academic year. The academic year is divided into three terms of approximately eight weeks each:  Michaelmas  (autumn),  Lent  (late  winter),  and Easter   (spring).   Students   required   t study   under supervisor   are   usually   members   o the   college's faculties  who  maintain  close  relationships  with  small groups  of  students  in  their  charge  and  assist  them  in preparing for university exams.

The author's purpose of writing the text is ... 
A.   to review a particular education system
B.   to commemorate a particular college
C.   to define a particular academic year 
D.   to explain a particular way to study 
E.   to describe a particular institution

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A.   The academic year is held in four seasons in a year.
B.   Students in colleges are not members of the university
C.   Students must not be in their residence during the terms.
D.   The students of Cambridge University have
holidays in summer.
E.   University of Oxford is younger than University of

The second paragraph tells the readers about ... 
A.   an integrated educational entity.
B.   social activities in the university.
C.   the system in Cambridge University.
D.   the examination for candidates' degrees.
E.   the criteria for the membership of the university.

"The colleges provide their students with lodgings and
meals, assign tutors and offer ..." (Paragraph 2). The underlined word means ...
A.   dormitories used for studying in groups B.   places offered for doing some business C.   spaces needed for discussion
D.   houses needed for taking a rest
E.   rooms rented to stay in

Text 4
This text is for questions 23 to 26

The Hen with the Silver Eggs
One day, in an Arabian city, a woman went to the market and bought a beautiful L™ A few days later to
her surprise the hen she bought laid a silver egg. If the hen could only be persuaded to lay more than one egg
each day, the woman was sure she would never have to
work again.
So the woman decided to make the hen eat more, so that it could lay more eggs. But the only result was that  the  hen  died  of  indigestion  and  did  not  lay  more eggs at all.

Paragraph 3 mostly discusses about ... 
A.   the hen's eggs
B.   what the woman did to her hen
C.   what the hen did for the woman
D.   what the hen eats to lay more eggs
E.   why the woman wanted to get more eggs

The hen died because it ... A.   ate nothing
B.   ate too much
C.   laid more eggs
D.   was badly injured
E.   was forced to lay. eggs

From the text we may conclude that the woman was ..
A.   active
B.   miserly
C.   greedy
D.   furious
E.   dangerous

"If the hen could only be persuaded.... " (Paragraph 2}
The underlined word means .... 
A.   commanded
B.   influenced
C.   dangerous
D.   brought
E.   told

Text 5
This text is for questions 27 to 30

The polar bear is a very big white bear. We call it the pola bear   because   it   lives inside  the  Arctic  Circle  near the  North  Pole.  There  are  no polar bears at the South Pole. The  polar  bears  live  at  the North   Pole.   There   is   only
snow, ice, and water. There is not any land.
These bears are three meters long, and weigh 450 kilos. They can stand up on their back legs because they have very wide feet. They can use their front legs like arms. The  polar  bears  can  swim  very  well.  They  can  swim
120 kilometers out into the water. They catch fish and sea animals for food. They go into the sea when they are afraid.
People   lik t kill   th polar   bears   fo their
beautiful white coats. The governments of Canada, the United States, and Russia say that no one can kill polar bears  now.  They  do  not  want  all  of  these  beautiful animals to die.

What does the passage mainly discuss? A.   The size of polar bears.
B.   Where polar bears live
C.   The habitat of polar bears.
D.   Why people hunt polar bears.
E.   A brief description of polar bears.

What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A.   Polar bears are very big animals 
B.   The polar bears are tame animals 
C.   Polar bears live at the North Pole
D.   There are no polar bears at the South Pole
E.   Polar bears are hunted because of their beautiful white coats

Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE
about a polar bear?
A.   A polar bear weighs 450 kilos.
B.   A polar bear is three meters long. C.   A polar bear catches fish for food.
D.   A polar bear goes into the sea when it is angry.
E.   A polar bear can swim 120 kilometers out into the water.

A polar be; goes into the sea when it is afraid. The
underlined word is closest ii meaning to ... 
A.   shy
B.   angry
C.   scared . 
D.   furiou
E.   shocked

Tia   : You look so sad. What has happened to you?
Mia  :My mother was angry because I came home late last night.
Tia   : Don't be sad.
You'd better ask for her apology and admit that you've done a mistake.From the dialogue we know that Tia gives ... to Mia.

  • A.   an idea
  • B.   advice 
  • C.   an opinion  
  • D a surprise 
  • E.   information
Ana        : What did you buy at the grocery store yesterday?
Anto      : What did you say?
Ana        : I wanted to know what you ... at the grocery store yesterday.
A.   buy
B.   would buy C.   had to buy D.   had bought E.   have bought

Dito     :  Excuse me ...,?
Diah    :  Oh, of course. Here it is! 
A.   Can you help me
B.   Could you do this me
C.   Could you do me a favor
D.   May I borrow your dictionary
E.   Would you mind opening the door

Mia        :  Mother, I've got a scholarship from Monash
University in Australia.
Mothe : Thank God. It's really unbelievable! The underlined expression shows ...
A.   anxiety B.   surprise C.   pleasure
D.   uncertainty
E.   satisfaction

Mrs. Tia       : What are you doing on Saturday?
Mrs. Hera    : I'm going to see a new play with some students. Would you join us?
Mrs. Tia       : I'd like to but I’ll  take my kinds to 'Game
The underlined utterance expresses ... A.   
 A, denial
B.   refusal
C.   pleasure
D.   approval
E.   disagreement

Anisa : Mom, could I have another cookie; please?
Mother  : ..., but don't forget to share it with your sister.
A.   Of course
B.   I don't know
C.   But it is so urgent
D.   Listen, don't bother her
E.   You are kidding, I can't

Andy  : What seems to be the trouble? ....?
Indy    : Of course. I need your help. The file cannot be printed out.
A.   Can I help you
B.   What is your trouble
C.   Why don't you ask me
D.   Could you do me a favour
E.   Would you mind helping me

Meity  : Have you finished writing the article?
Novy  : Not yet. But I ... writing it by next month. A.   finish
B.   would finish
C.   have finished
D.   will have finished
E.   should have finished

Rob : We will have a party for my sister's birthday next Sunday. Would you like to come.Ira?
Ira       : I'd love to. It must be a wonderful party.
The underlined expression is used to express ... 
A.   advice
B.   intention
C invitatio
D.   satisfactio
E.   suggestion

And : It seems that you enjoy listening to 'dangdut'
Agus   : You're right ..
A.   I dislike it.
B.   It makes me sick
C.   I hate 'dangdut'.
D.   I am annoyed with it.
E.   I like 'dangdut' very much.

Ardi    : As you know our economic condition is
unstable. Do you think our government can solve this problem soon?
Badri  : I think it is very unlikely. It seems that everything is worsening.
From the underlined words we know that it is ... for the
government to improve the economic condition in the near future.
A.   agreeable 
B.   improbabl
C.   uncertain
D.   predictable
E.   beneficial

Willy  : This cake is very delicious. Did you make it yourself?
Betty   : Since I was busy, I had it made.
From the underlined utterance we know that Betty ... the cake
A.   made
B.   has made
C.   had made
D.   asked Willy to make
E.   ordered someone to make

Yud : You look tired. Lack of sleep?
Nazar  :  Yes. I wish I had gone to bed earlier, but I
From the underlined sentence we conclude that Nazar...
A.   went to bed late
B.   went to bed early
C.   had enough sleep
D.   had too much sleep
E.   had gone to bed early

Su : I know you got a bad mark for the English test.
What's wrong with you?
Chris: If I ... dial there was a test, I would have prepared for it well,
A.   know
B.   knew
C.   had known 
 D.   have know
E.   would know

Brenda   : The road is too busy and the vehicles are running so fast.
Auntie   : ...
A.   Mind your step
B.   Beware of pick pockets
C.   Take care of the vehicles
D.   Whatever you do, do it carefully
E.   Be careful when crossing the road

Tsunamis wash ashore often with disastrous effect such
as severe flooding, loss of lives due to drowning and damage to property.
The synonym of the underlined word is ... 
A.   destructive
B.   suspicious
C.   sufficien
D.   harmless 
E.   ultimate

Some drugs taken in large quantities cause permanent
brain damage.
The opposite of the underlined word is ... 
A.   lasting
B.   forever
C.   restricted 
D.   unlimited 
E.   temporary

"It's 12 now. The workers will be dismissed for lunch." The antonym of the underlined word is ...
A.   gathered
B.   rejecte
C.   admitted 
D.   executed
E.   terminated

His dry cleaning business is flourishing; he has opened two more branches this year. The underlined word
means to be ... 
A.   luxurious
B.   plentiful
C.   beneficial 
D.   productiv
E.   successful

A tsunami is a very large sea wave that is ... by a
disturbance along the ocean-1 floor. 
A.   composed
B.   mobilized
C.   generated 
D.   influence
E.   appreciated

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