SOAL ULANGAN BAHASA INGGRIS SMP KELAS 8 (3)

SOAL ULANGAN BAHASA INGGRIS SMP KELAS 8 (3)

SOAL ULANGAN BAHASA INGGRIS SMP KELAS 8 (3)

The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer’s day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An ant passed by bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me, “ said the grasshopper,”instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,”said the ant, “and recommended you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?”said the grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present. “The ant went on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the grasshopper found itself dying of hunger while it saw the ants distributing, everyday, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.

24. What does the text tell us about?
      a. two friendly animals
      b. the boastful Grasshopper
      c. The regret of the Grasshopper
      d. the diligent ants and the lazy grasshopper

25. What did happen to the grasshopper when the winter?
      a. it had enough food for the winter
      b. it distributed corn and grain from the stories
      c. be extra careful with strangers
      d. it hooped about, chirped and sang to its heart’s content

26. We learn from the story above that we must . . . .
      a. be patient
      b. work hard to be successful
      c. be extra careful with strangers
      d. share with others

The Legend of Lake Toba

There was a handsome man named Batara Guru Sahala, who enjoyed fishing so much. One day, he caught a fish. He was surprised and set the fish free. As soon as it was free, the fish changed into a very a beautiful woman. Batara Guru Sahala fell in love with the fish woman and wanted to marry her. Batara Guru Sahala also promised to keep the secret that she had been a fish and would never tell anybody about it.
They were happily married. They had two daughters. One day, Batara Guru Sahala got very angry with his daughters. He could not control his temper. He shouted angrily and the word fish reached his daughters. The daughters were crying. They found their mother and told it about it.
The mother was very angry. Batara Guru Sahala broke his promise. The mother started shouting angrily, then the earth began to shake and volcanoes started to erupt. The earth formed a very big hole. People believed that the big hole became a lake. Today the lake is known as Lake Toba.

27. Why was the mother very angry? Because . . . .
      a. her daughter was crying and found her.
      b. Batara Guru Sahala broke his promise
      c. the earth began to shake and volcanoes started to erupt
      d. Batara Guru Sahala had two daughters.

28. What is the main idea of the fourth paragraph?
      a. how lake Toba was formed
      b. their daughters were crying
      c. the daughters found their mother
      d. Batara Guru Sahala had two daughters

29. “Batara Guru Sahala broke his promise."
       The similar meaning of the underlined word is . . . .
       a. Shock
       b. Surprise
       c. Swear
       d. Tell
      


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