Soal UN/UNBK Bahasa Inggris Kelas XII
Berikut soal latihan UN B. Inggris dengan kunci jawaban untuk siswa SMA/MA/Sederajat dimulai dari pertanyaan pertama.
The following text is for questions no. 1-5
One upon a time, there was an office worker whose name was Charles. He worked in the same insurance office for many years. But during that time, he became more and more unhappy. While he worked, he dreamed constantly, and in his dream he was always a hermit, he stayed in this room. He didn’t like people. He especially didn’t like people when they talked. He wanted peace. Life went on for Charles in this way until he became desperate.
His big opportunity came when he learned about a sea voyage the two of his friends were planning. They expected to make the trip during their summer vacation. Charles asked to join them. While they were sailing, our hero talked to his friends about the joys of hermits’ life. He talked until he finally convinced them and they decided to stop at the first island that they found.
A few days after this decisions, they saw the island in the distance where they decided to live. Before they went ashore, Charles asked the other two to make a promise not to say a word after they reached the island. They were to remain perfectly quiet during their stay.
During the first few days after they landed, they built a little house where they planted a garden. The island was paradise for Charles because this was the peace that he wanted.
1. What kind of text is the text above?
a. an anecdote text
b. a descriptive text
c. a narrative text
d. an analytical exposition
e. a recount text
2. The purpose of the text is….
a. to persuade the readers to be a hermit
b. to tell the past experience of Charles
c. to entertain the readers
d. to describe Charles’ experience
e. to evaluate the past experience
3. The expected to make the trip…. (par. 2)
The word expected can be replaced by….
e. hoped for
4. Which of the following statements is true according to the text?
b. Charles wanted to be a sea voyager.
c. Charles liked people when they talked.
d. Charles disliked peace and silence.
e. Charles dreamed to live in the city.
5. Which paragraph is the orientation?
a. paragraph 1
b. paragraph 2
c. paragraph 3
d. paragraph 4
e. paragraph 5
The following text is for questions no. 6-9.
We don’t live in an age of miracles, but sometimes they happen. This was a special New Year’s Eve Miracle.
Elizabeth Barret lives near a shopping center, and sometimes she and her sister, Barbara, play near the stores. They like playing there. There are lots of people there, and she and Barbara like to look at the things in the windows.
But the lives of children are not sweet. They are full of fears. Children attack and chase other children. Why? Who knows? But it’s true. And it’s true in Smithtown too.
Elizabeth is eleven years old and isn’t friends with bad children. She doesn’t fight. Her mother says so. And one New Year’s Eve, Elizabeth and her sister, Barbara, are playing near the stores, but they have to stop. “Elizabeth,” says Barbara. “Let’s go home. Do you see those girls over there? They go to my school. They are bad.”
But it was too late. The bad girl chased Elizabeth and Barbara. They started to run. “Hurry, Elizabeth. Let’s run across the railroad tracks. Hurry up.” The trains on the Long Island Railroad are always late. It is a fact of life on Long Island. But the 1:05 out of Ronkokoma was on time the New Year’s Eve.
Vincent Lobianco was at the railroad station, 150 feet away from Elizabeth and Barbara. “Don’t cross the tracks. Go back!” Mr. Lobianco is a religious man. “Please, God, no. Don’t let it happen.” he shouted. But it did. Engine #4321 was on top of Elizabeth in two second. Mr. Lobianco ran towards the girl, and at the same time, shouted to a taxi driver at the station. “Call ambulance. Call an ambulance. There is a little girl on the track.”
6. What part of the text is the first paragraph?
7. Which of the following statement is not true according to the text?
a. Elizabeth and Barbara are sisters.
b. Elizabeth and Barbara are girls.
c. Elizabeth is 11 years old.
d. Elizabeth asked Barbara to go home when she saw the bad girls.
e. Elizabeth and Barbara never fight.
8. They are full of fears. What does the word “fear” mean?
c. sweet experiences
d. better experiences
e. good experiences
9. What type of the text is the text above? It is….
a. a narrative
b. a recount
c. an explanation
d. a report
e. a news items
The following text is for questions no. 10-14
Once upon a time, there lived a group of mice under a tree in peace. However, a group of elephants crossing the jungle unknowingly destroyed the homes of all the rats. Many of them were even crushed to death.
Then king of the rats decided to approach the elephant’s chief and request him to guide his herd through another route. On hearing the sad story, the elephant’s king apologized and agreed to take another route. And so the lives of the rats were saved.
One day elephants-hunters came to the jungle and t rapped a group of elephants in huge nets. Then the elephant king suddenly remembered the king of the rats. He summoned on some of the elephants of his herd, which had not been trapped, to go seek help from the king and told him about the trapped elephants.
The rat king immediately took his entire group of rats and they cut open the nets which had trapped the elephant’s herd. The elephant herd was totally set free. They dance with joy and thank the rats.
10. What type of text is the text above? It is….
a. a narrative text
b. a descriptive text
c. a recount text
d. an anecdote text
e. an exposition text
11. What destroyed the homes of all rats?
a. a group mice
b. the hunter
d. a group of elephants
e. elephant’s chief
12. What helped the elephant’s herd free?
a. the elephant-hunter
b. the hunters
c. the trapped elephants
d. a group of king
e. entire group of rats
13. What is the generic structure of “once upon a time there lived a group of mice under a tree in peace”?
14. At the end of the story, how was the elephant’s herd?
The following text is for questions no. 15-20
Once upon a time, there was a king of the Antah Berantah Kingdom who wishes Dewi Sekartaji to become his wife. To do so, he kidnapped her. Fortunately, the god Narada saved her by changing her into a golden snail: Keong Mas. The god told Keong Mas to drift along the river in order to find her husband, Panji Asmara Bangun.
One day a poor window, Mbok Rondo Dadapan, who always fished along the river, found the golden snail and took it home. There, she put the snail in a jar and took care of it. All of sudden, unexpected good things took place in Mbok Rondo’s life.
Coming back from her daily fishing, she would find delicious dishes on the table and the house cleaned. She wondered who had been so nice to take care of her house and to do cooking. When this went on for several days, she could not resist the temptation to find out who the mysterious kind person was. So, one day, instead of fishing, she peeped through a hole in the wall of her house.
15. Who is Dewi Sekartaji’s husband?
a. Panji Asmara Bangun
b. the god Narada
c. Mbol Rondo Dadapan
d. Keong Mas
e. the King of Antah Berantah Kingdom
16. Who found the golden snail?
a. the King of Antah Berantah Kingdom
b. the god
c. Keong Mas
d. Panji Asmara Bangun
e. a poor old widow
17. There, she put the snail in a jar and took good care of it.
What does the word “it” refer to?
a. the river
b. the dishes
c. the snail
d. Mbok Rondo
e. Poor old widow
18. What did Mbok Rondo Dadapan do to know who the mysterious kind person was?
a. She peeped through a hole in the wall of her house.
b. She went on several days.
c. She ate delicious dishes on the table.
d. She came back from her daily fishing early.
e. She asked someone near her house.
19. All of a sudden, unexpected good things took place in Mbok Rondo’s life. (Look at paragraph 2)
What does the phrase “took place” mean?
d. took part
20. What is the purpose of the text? It is to….
a. describe the golden snail
b. persuade the readers to have good behavior
c. entertain the readers with the story
d. present some point of views
e. discuss something
The following text is for questions no. 21-26.
The statue of Liberty is one of the first sights to welcome immigrants arriving in the United States, national monument proclaimed in 1924. Located in New York City, the monument consist of two small island, Liberty Island and Ellis Island that lie in Upper New York Bay. The statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island; Ellis Island was once the location where most immigrants entered the United States.
The statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that symbolizes freedom throughout the world. Its real name Liberty Enlightening the World. The statue depicts a woman escaping the chains of tyranny, which lie at her feet. Her right hand holds a loft of burning torch that present liberty. Her left hand hold a tablet inscribed with the date “July 4, 1776” (in Roman numerals), the day the United States declared its independence. She is wearing flowing robes and the seven rays of her spiked crown symbolized the seven seas and continents.
The statues of Liberty is 46 m (151 feet) high. Its base and pedestal increase the height of the monument to 93 m (305 feet). The surface of the statue is composed of hammered copper sheets 2.4 mm (0.01 in) thick that are riveted to an iron framework. The iron frame was devised by French engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The statue rest upon a concrete and granite pedestal designed by American architect Richard Morris Hunt. A star-shaped wall surrounds the 47 m (154 feet) pedestal. This wall was part of Fort Wood, which was built in the early 19th century to defend New York during the war of 1812 (1812-1815).
21. What kind of text is the text above?
a. a narrative text
b. a descriptive text
c. an anecdote text
d. an analytical exposition
e. a recount text
22. Which of the following statement is true according to the text?
a. The United States proclaimed its independence 1924.
b. The statue of Liberty is in the Ellis Island.
c. Most immigrants entered the United States from Liberty Island.
d. The statue of Liberty is situated in the Liberty Island.
e. The location where most immigrants entered the United States is the New York City.
23. What is the real name of the monument?
a. Liberty Enlightening the World.
b. the statue of Liberty.
c. A woman escaping the chain off.
d. a monumental
e. Freedom throughout the world.
24. What happened on July 4, 1776?
a. The monument was declared.
b. The statue of Liberty was first built.
c. The United States got its independence.
d. The Roman got its independence.
e. The first World War was stopped.
25. The purpose of the text is….
a. to share unusual event
c. to describe the statue of liberty
d. to inform about the statue of liberty.
e. to evaluate the building of the statue of liberty.
26. The statue depicts a woman escaping the chains of tyranny which lie at her feet.
What is the synonym of depicts?
The following text is for questions no. 27-30.
Not far from the place where I live, there is a company. It is PT. Mulia Jati and his name is quite will-known in my hometown and the neighboring cities. It produces indoor and outdoor furniture, mostly made of wood.
That this industry is big enough is a fact. The proof is that this industry employs more than a hundred workers and the production keeps on increasing year by year. Furthermore, recently this industry has exported its products overseas.
This industry occupies a large area. Moreover, it is located in a strategic place precisely near the main road, so that it is not difficult to sell their products and the buyers will easily reach that place.
At the front of this place, there is a large showroom. In this room, the owner displays the products. Since it is near the main road, people can see them. There are various kinds of furniture, from small ones to the big ones. The design of the furniture is up to date. The fact that the competition among the furniture producers is very tight makes the company keep developing the new and modern designs.
27. What a part of the text is the second paragraph? It is….
a. a description
b. an identification
c. an orientation
d. a coda
e. a complication
28. Which of the following statement is true according to the text?
a. Agricultural appliance can be produced by PT. Mulia Jati.
b. PT. Mulia Jati doesn’t produced cupboard.
c. PT. Mulia Jati is located near the house of the writer.
d. Things made of iron can be produced by PT. Mulia Jati.
29. Why is it easy for PT. Mulia Jati to sell the products?
a. Because this industry is big enough.
b. Because it is located in strategic area, precisely near the main road.
c. Because it occupies a large area.
d. Because it has exported its products overseas.
e. Because it has a showroom.
30. How do you know that the products are sold to foreign countries?
a. Because it occupies a large area.
b. Because it is located in a strategic place.
c. Because it has exported its products overseas.
d. Because it employs more than a hundred workers.
e. Because it is not difficult to sell the products.
Sam : Oh really? It’s strange, he should have won it because he is good at English.
The italicized sentence is used to express….
32. X :There will be a party at my house tonight. Would you like to come?
Y :I’d love to, but I have an appointment with my colleague.
From the dialog we know that the second speaker…. the invitation.
33. Toni: Hi Andi, what about going to Agung’s birthday party tonight?
Andi: I’m afraid I can’t. I am going somewhere with Reza.
The italicized sentence is used to….
a. decline an invitation
b. ask for permission
c. agree to do something
d. express a surprise
e. ask for an apology
34. Devi: Lots of women are incapable of working in Malaysia this year.
Devi: Because they are unskilled workers.
From the italicized expression we can conclude that lots of women…. In Malaysia.
a. are not working
b. will not work
c. must not work
d. cannot work
e. are not trained workers
35. Student: …. to carry these books to your room, sir?
Teacher: No, thanks. I can do it myself.
a. do you want
b. shall I do
c. may I help you
d. can you help
e. do you mind
36. Dodi: …. you will do your best in the competition this season.
Rena: Well, everybody expects that, and I feel certain about it anyway.
a. I belived
b. I don’t care
c. it’s a pity
d. I congratulate
e. it’s nothing
37. Ronny: you look so weak, Rendy.
Rendy: Yes, I am very tired.
Ronny: I think you’d better take a rest.
From the dialog we may conclude that Ronny…. Rendy to take a rest.
38. Ridwan: Do you think our nation have the competence to keep up with the Americans in technology?
Dimas: I don’t think so because it needs a lot of money.
The italicized word means….
39. A: Dad, I got a straight “A” for mathematics.
B: Really? Oh, your mom and I have are really proud of you.
The italicized sentence expresses….
The following text is for questions no. 40-45.
Once a man was walking in a park. He came across a penguin.
He took him to a police and said, “I have just found this penguin. What should I do?” The police replied, “Take him to the zoo.”
The next day the police saw the same man in the same park and the man was still carrying the penguin with him. The police was rather surprised and walked up to the man and asked, “Why are you still carrying that penguin? Didn’t you take it to the zoo?”
“I certainly did,” replied the man.
“And it was a great idea because he really enjoyed it, so today I’m taking him to the movies!”
40. What type of the text is the text above?
a. a recount text
b. a spoof text
c. a description text
d. an explanation text
e. a narrative text
41. The purpose of the text is….
a. to persuade the readers
b. to entertain the readers
c. to explain the readers
d. to tell past events and to entertain the readers
e. to discuss some problems
42. What part of the text is the last paragraph?
b. event 3
43. Why did the man take the penguin to the police?
a. Because he wanted to show that he had just found the penguin.
c. Because he wanted to give the police the penguin.
d. Because he wanted to ask for advice what he had to do with the penguin.
e. Because he wanted to make the police surprised.
44. Which of the following statement is true according to the text?
a. The police took the penguin to the zoo.
b. The next day the penguin had been in the zoo.
c. The police took the man and the penguin to the zoo.
d. The police was confused with the man and the penguin.
45. He took him to a police….
The word he in the second paragraph refers to….
a. the man
b. the penguin
c. the police
d. the reader
e. the writer
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