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  • 1. 

    Bridge breaks in Central Java, killing 5 people and injuring 29 othersA footbridge packed with tourists broke at a mountainous resort on Java Island Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 29 after they plunged into a rocky riverbed, police and tourist officials said. The victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals, said Surono, an employee at the Baturaden resort in Central Java province, adding that they fell more than 20 meters (yards) after one of the steel cables holding the small bridge snapped. Local police chief Emron Putra Agung said five people were killed and 29 injured. The accident occurred as the country enjoys a weeklong holiday marking the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, when people traditionally flock to holiday sites. Baturaden, located 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the most popular resorts on the slopes of Mount Slamet (3,428 meters, 11,246 feet), Java's second-highest peak.Which of the following statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?

    • A.

      The broken footbridge killed five visitors.

    • B.

      The accident happened at the end of Ramadhan.

    • C.

      The victims were left behind without relief.

    • D.

      The visitors were killed because of falling into a rocky riverbed.

    • E.

      The bridge broke because of one of the broken steel cables.

    Correct Answer
    C. The victims were left behind without relief.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The victims were left behind without relief." This statement is not true according to the text. The text mentions that the victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals after the accident. Therefore, they were not left behind without relief.

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    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.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

    Correct Answer
    A. Six U.S. soldiers killed by a blast
    Explanation
    The text discusses the deaths of six U.S. soldiers who were killed by a blast north of Baghdad. This incident is described as one of the single deadliest ground attacks against American forces in Iraq in months. The text also mentions that the province of Salahaddin, where the explosion occurred, is a Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold. This suggests that the attack may have been carried out by insurgents targeting American soldiers. The U.S. military is mentioned in the text as the source of the information about the incident.

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  • 3. 

    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.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.

    Correct Answer
    E. Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the second week of a security crackdown in Baghdad.
    Explanation
    The text mentions that Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad, not the second week.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Guard
    Explanation
    The underlined word "guard" means to protect or defend. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that Iraqi and U.S. forces are working together to provide security and protection in Baghdad to prevent sectarian violence.

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  • 5. 

    Bridge breaks in Central Java, killing 5 people and injuring 29 othersA footbridge packed with tourists broke at a mountainous resort on Java Island Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 29 after they plunged into a rocky riverbed, police and tourist officials said. The victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals, said Surono, an employee at the Baturaden resort in Central Java province, adding that they fell more than 20 meters (yards) after one of the steel cables holding the small bridge snapped. Local police chief Emron Putra Agung said five people were killed and 29 injured. The accident occurred as the country enjoys a weeklong holiday marking the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, when people traditionally flock to holiday sites. Baturaden, located 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the most popular resorts on the slopes of Mount Slamet (3,428 meters, 11,246 feet), Java's second-highest peak.The text tells us about ….

    • A.

      the evacuation of the victims.

    • B.

      The tourist resort in Central Java.

    • C.

      the killing of five visitors in Baturaden.

    • D.

      the accident on the broken bridge in Baturaden.

    • E.

      the popular tourist resort in Central Java.

    Correct Answer
    D. the accident on the broken bridge in Baturaden.
    Explanation
    The given text provides information about a tragic accident that occurred in Baturaden, a tourist resort in Central Java. The accident involved a footbridge breaking, resulting in the death of five people and injuries to 29 others. The victims fell more than 20 meters after one of the steel cables holding the bridge snapped. This explanation aligns with the statement "the accident on the broken bridge in Baturaden."

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  • 6. 

    Bridge breaks in Central Java, killing 5 people and injuring 29 othersA footbridge packed with tourists broke at a mountainous resort on Java Island Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 29 after they plunged into a rocky riverbed, police and tourist officials said. The victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals, said Surono, an employee at the Baturaden resort in Central Java province, adding that they fell more than 20 meters (yards) after one of the steel cables holding the small bridge snapped. Local police chief Emron Putra Agung said five people were killed and 29 injured. The accident occurred as the country enjoys a weeklong holiday marking the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, when people traditionally flock to holiday sites. Baturaden, located 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the most popular resorts on the slopes of Mount Slamet (3,428 meters, 11,246 feet), Java's second-highest peak.What is the similar meaning of the words “plunged into”?

    • A.

      Fell back

    • B.

      Fell away

    • C.

      Fell off

    • D.

      Fell on

    • E.

      Fell down

    Correct Answer
    E. Fell down
    Explanation
    The phrase "plunged into" means to fall or drop suddenly and forcefully. In this context, it means that the people on the footbridge fell suddenly and forcefully into the rocky riverbed below. Therefore, the similar meaning of "plunged into" is "fell down".

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  • 7. 

    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.Which one is the correct statement? 

    • A.

      The company conceal from the local people about the untreated water flow into the river

    • B.

      The company conceal from the local people about the water distribution into the pond

    Correct Answer
    A. The company conceal from the local people about the untreated water flow into the river
    Explanation
    The correct statement is that the company concealed from the local people about the untreated water flow into the river. Witnesses claimed to have seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river, contradicting the company's denial. The presence of two pipes connected to the river from one of the ponds and the installation of pumps further support this claim. The State Minister of Environment also emphasized that the water must be treated before being dumped into seas or rivers, indicating that the company's actions were in violation of this requirement.

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  • 8. 

    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.Which one is the correct statement? 

    • A.

      The purpose of the text is to inform the readers about Sidoarjo mudflow disaster

    • B.

      The purpose of the text is to tell the readers about dumping contaminated water at Sidoarjo

    Correct Answer
    A. The purpose of the text is to inform the readers about Sidoarjo mudflow disaster
    Explanation
    The correct statement is that the purpose of the text is to inform the readers about the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster. The text provides details about witnesses claiming that contaminated water is being dumped into the Porong River without treatment, the denial from the company, and the installation of pipes and pumps to channel the water. It also mentions the State Minister of Environment's statement about the water needing to be treated before being dumped into the river. All of this information is focused on informing the readers about the disaster and the actions being taken.

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  • 9. 

    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.

    • A.

      "it" in the underlined sentence at second paragraph refers to "Lapindo Brantas"

    • B.

      "it" in the underlined sentence at second paragraph refers to "mud"

    Correct Answer
    B. "it" in the underlined sentence at second paragraph refers to "mud"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it" in the underlined sentence at the second paragraph refers to "mud". This is because the previous sentence mentions that witnesses claimed to have seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The following sentence then refers to "it" being dumped into the river, indicating that "it" refers to the substance mentioned in the previous sentence, which is the mud.

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  • 10. 

    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.

    • A.

      'publish' in the underlined sentence means 'issued'

    • B.

      'publish' in the underlined sentence means 'broadcasted'

    Correct Answer
    B. 'publish' in the underlined sentence means 'broadcasted'
    Explanation
    In the given context, the word "publish" is used to describe the action of making the study available to the public through a government magazine. It does not refer to the act of issuing the study, but rather broadcasting or making it known to a wider audience. Therefore, in this context, "publish" means "broadcasted".

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