Latihan Soal Cloze Test Untuk Ujian Nasional

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  • 1. 

    There will be a staff meeting next Friday at 11:00 A.M. All employees are required to ...(1)...ISI.....  the meeting and to arrive on time. The topic of the meeting is Improving Employee Morale. Though it has been a long cold winter, we need to stay positive at work. As usual we have ... (2).... a guest speaker to join us. The speaker ... (3).....  this month's meeting will be taking about methods of positive thinking.

    • A.

      Attend

    • B.

      Attendant

    • C.

      Attending

    • D.

      Attendance

    Correct Answer
    A. Attend
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "attend." The sentence states that all employees are required to attend the meeting and to arrive on time. "Attend" means to be present at an event or meeting, which fits the context and requirements mentioned in the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is ........(4)...ISI... cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. In America, brought by the Spanish settlers in 1769, the trees grow mainly in California and Arizona. The pomegranate is a neat, rounded shrub or small tree that can grow to 20 or 30 feet, but more typically to 12 to 16 feet in height. Dwarf varieties are also known. It is usually deciduous, but in certain areas the leaves will persist on the tree. The trunk ........(5)...... by a red-brown bark which later becomes grey.The branches are stiff, angular and often spiny. There is a strong tendency to sucker from the base. The pomegranate has glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-shaped. The flowers have attractive colours, scarlet, white or variegated, and may be solitary or grouped in twos and threes at the ends of the brances. The pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects. The pomegranate may begin to bear fruits in 1 year after planting out, but 2.5 to 3 years is more common. Under .......(6)..... conditions the fruit should mature 5 to 7 months after bloom.

    • A.

      Doubtly

    • B.

      Safely

    • C.

      Adversely

    • D.

      Widely

    • E.

      Swiftly

    Correct Answer
    D. Widely
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "widely". This is because the passage mentions that pomegranate is cultivated throughout India, Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies, tropical Africa, and in America, mainly in California and Arizona. This indicates that pomegranate cultivation is widespread and not limited to a specific region.

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  • 3. 

    There will be a staff meeting next Friday at 11:00 A.M. All employees are required to ....(1).....  the meeting and to arrive on time. The topic of the meeting is Improving Employee Morale. Though it has been a long cold winter, we need to stay positive at work. As usual we have ...(2)...ISI..... a guest speaker to join us. The speaker ... (3).....  this month's meeting will be taking about methods of positive thinking.

    • A.

      Invite

    • B.

      Invited

    • C.

      Inviting

    • D.

      Invitation

    Correct Answer
    B. Invited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "invited". The sentence states that all employees are required to "attend" the meeting and to arrive on time. The word "invited" is the correct verb form to use in this context, indicating that the employees have been asked or invited to come to the meeting.

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  • 4. 

    I had a touching experience. One of my teachers was going to retire. She was lovely and patient. We were sad because she would move to another town. My friend and I .....(7)...ISI... to give her something. You know, we had a batik lesson at school. We decided to give her batik cloth. Then, every day in the week we made the batik together. Finally, we ....(8).... two nice piece of batik cloth! When we gave them to her, she looked very  ​....(9).... We were happy because we could give something to our dearly teacher.

    • A.

      Decipted

    • B.

      Divided

    • C.

      Deducted

    • D.

      Decided

    • E.

      Deferred

    Correct Answer
    D. Decided
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "decided". In the given passage, the narrator and their friend discuss giving their retiring teacher a gift. They mention having a batik lesson at school and deciding to give her batik cloth. The word "decided" fits the context as it indicates the action of making a choice or reaching a decision.

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  • 5. 

    There will be a staff meeting next Friday at 11:00 A.M. All employees are required to ....(1).....  the meeting and to arrive on time. The topic of the meeting is Improving Employee Morale. Though it has been a long cold winter, we need to stay positive at work. As usual we have ....(2)..... a guest speaker to join us. The speaker ...(3)...ISI..... this month's meeting will be taking about methods of positive thinking.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      By

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". In this context, "at" is used to indicate a specific time when the staff meeting will take place, which is 11:00 A.M. next Friday.

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  • 6. 

    Pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is ........(4)...... cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. In America, brought by the Spanish settlers in 1769, the trees grow mainly in California and Arizona. The pomegranate is a neat, rounded shrub or small tree that can grow to 20 or 30 feet, but more typically to 12 to 16 feet in height. Dwarf varieties are also known. It is usually deciduous, but in certain areas the leaves will persist on the tree. The trunk ........(5)...ISI... by a red-brown bark which later becomes grey.The branches are stiff, angular and often spiny. There is a strong tendency to sucker from the base. The pomegranate has glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-shaped. The flowers have attractive colours, scarlet, white or variegated, and may be solitary or grouped in twos and threes at the ends of the brances. The pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects. The pomegranate may begin to bear fruits in 1 year after planting out, but 2.5 to 3 years is more common. Under .......(6)..... conditions the fruit should mature 5 to 7 months after bloom.

    • A.

      Is covered

    • B.

      Covers

    • C.

      Covered

    • D.

      Was covered

    • E.

      Is covering

    Correct Answer
    A. Is covered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is covered." This is the correct answer because it matches the tense and subject of the sentence. The sentence states that the trunk "is covered" by a red-brown bark, indicating that the bark is currently present on the trunk of the pomegranate tree.

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  • 7. 

    Once upon a time there lived a young man, named Nazar. He lived very poor. One day, Nazar went to town to look for a job. He had to climb up the hill and .....(10)...ISI... thick jungle to get to the nearest town. Suddenly, he heard .....(11)..... from a bush. As he approached, he saw people gathering around a big tree. Nazar realized that the people were going against God’s orders. So, he took out a big .....(12)..... axe and decided to cut down the tree.

    • A.

      Checked

    • B.

      Examined

    • C.

      Inspected

    • D.

      Go through

    • E.

      Hunted Through

    Correct Answer
    D. Go through
    Explanation
    The word "go through" means to examine or inspect something carefully. In the given context, Nazar had to climb up the hill and thick jungle to get to the nearest town. This suggests that he had to carefully navigate through the difficult terrain in order to reach his destination. Therefore, "go through" is the most appropriate word to describe Nazar's action of overcoming the obstacles in his path to reach the town.

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  • 8. 

    Pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is ........(4)...... cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. In America, brought by the Spanish settlers in 1769, the trees grow mainly in California and Arizona. The pomegranate is a neat, rounded shrub or small tree that can grow to 20 or 30 feet, but more typically to 12 to 16 feet in height. Dwarf varieties are also known. It is usually deciduous, but in certain areas the leaves will persist on the tree. The trunk ........(5)...... by a red-brown bark which later becomes grey.The branches are stiff, angular and often spiny. There is a strong tendency to sucker from the base. The pomegranate has glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-shaped. The flowers have attractive colours, scarlet, white or variegated, and may be solitary or grouped in twos and threes at the ends of the brances. The pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects. The pomegranate may begin to bear fruits in 1 year after planting out, but 2.5 to 3 years is more common. Under ........(6)...ISI... conditions the fruit should mature 5 to 7 months after bloom.

    • A.

      Definite

    • B.

      Suitable

    • C.

      Sturdy

    • D.

      Absurd

    • E.

      Uncertain

    Correct Answer
    B. Suitable
    Explanation
    The word "suitable" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the pomegranate tree's ability to grow and thrive in various regions and climates. The passage mentions that the pomegranate is cultivated throughout India, Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies, tropical Africa, California, and Arizona. This indicates that the tree is well-suited to these regions and can adapt to different environmental conditions. Additionally, the passage states that the pomegranate is self-pollinated and cross-pollinated by insects, further highlighting its suitability for reproduction.

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  • 9. 

    I had a touching experience. One of my teachers was going to retire. She was lovely and patient. We were sad because she would move to another town. My friend and I .....(7)...... to give her something. You know, we had a batik lesson at school. We decided to give her batik cloth. Then, every day in the week we made the batik together. Finally, we .....(8)...ISI... two nice piece of batik cloth! When we gave them to her, she looked very  ​....(9).... We were happy because we could give something to our dearly teacher.

    • A.

      Progressed

    • B.

      Produced

    • C.

      Programmed

    • D.

      Prolonged

    • E.

      Prompted

    Correct Answer
    B. Produced
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "produced." In the given passage, the narrator and their friend decided to give their retiring teacher a batik cloth as a gift. They spent a week making the batik together, and at the end, they were able to create two nice pieces of batik cloth. Therefore, the word "produced" accurately describes the action of creating or making the batik cloth.

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  • 10. 

    I had a touching experience. One of my teachers was going to retire. She was lovely and patient. We were sad because she would move to another town. My friend and I .....(7)...... to give her something. You know, we had a batik lesson at school. We decided to give her batik cloth. Then, every day in the week we made the batik together. Finally, we .....(8)...... two nice piece of batik cloth! When we gave them to her, she looked very   .....(9)...ISI... We were happy because we could give something to our dearly teacher.

    • A.

      Touched

    • B.

      Helped

    • C.

      Irritated

    • D.

      Respected

    • E.

      Offered

    Correct Answer
    A. Touched
    Explanation
    The word "touched" is the correct answer because it best describes the emotional impact the gift had on the teacher. The students were sad about their teacher retiring and wanted to show their appreciation by giving her a gift. They put effort into making the batik cloth together and when they presented it to her, she looked very touched. This suggests that the gift had a heartfelt and emotional impact on the teacher, making "touched" the most appropriate word to describe her reaction.

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  • 11. 

    I can’t believe that my time in Valencia was a perfect .....(13)...ISI.... aboard. After listening one last time to my Spanish friends play the guitar, having lunch with Anna (a wonderful Spanish girl who I .....(14)...... Spanish with), saying good-bye to my .....(15)...... roommates and other friends I met here, it’s inevitable that I will miss Espana and all the experiences I have had there.

    • A.

      Adventure

    • B.

      Chance

    • C.

      Ask

    • D.

      Treatment

    • E.

      Threat

    Correct Answer
    A. Adventure
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "adventure". The speaker is reflecting on their time in Valencia and all the experiences they had there. They mention listening to music, having lunch with a Spanish friend, saying goodbye to roommates and friends, indicating that their time in Valencia was filled with exciting and memorable experiences, making it an adventure.

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  • 12. 

    Long time ago, in a peaceful side of this country, there .......(16)...ISI.... A boy, named Raka, and a girl named Nimas, Raka and Nimas had been good friends since their ......(17).......however, there was something that led them to be apart. Nimas and her parents had to move to another town. Then, there was Raka, left alone. He felt ......(18)....... from that moment on Raka and Nimas lost contact.

    • A.

      Happened

    • B.

      Appeared

    • C.

      Believed

    • D.

      Came

    • E.

      Lived

    Correct Answer
    E. Lived
    Explanation
    Raka and Nimas had been good friends since their childhood. However, Nimas and her parents had to move to another town, leaving Raka alone. From that moment on, Raka felt a sense of loss and they lost contact with each other. Therefore, the correct answer is "lived" as it implies that Nimas and her parents used to live in the same town as Raka before they moved away.

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  • 13. 

    Once upon a time there lived a young man, named Nazar. He lived very poor. One day, Nazar went to town to look for a job. He had to climb up the hill and .....(10)...... thick jungle to get to the nearest town. Suddenly, he heard .....(11)...ISI... from a bush. As he approached, he saw people gathering around a big tree. Nazar realized that the people were going against God’s orders. So, he took out a big .....(12)..... axe and decided to cut down the tree.

    • A.

      Trembles

    • B.

      Shadows

    • C.

      Movement

    • D.

      Gestures

    • E.

      Sounds

    Correct Answer
    E. Sounds
    Explanation
    The young man, Nazar, hears "sounds" coming from a bush while he is on his way to town. These sounds intrigue him and he investigates further, only to discover people gathering around a big tree. This suggests that the sounds he heard were significant and led him to the discovery of people going against God's orders. Therefore, the correct answer is "sounds".

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  • 14. 

    Once upon a time there lived a young man, named Nazar. He lived very poor. One day, Nazar went to town to look for a job. He had to climb up the hill and .....(10)...... thick jungle to get to the nearest town. Suddenly, he heard .....(11)...... from a bush. As he approached, he saw people gathering around a big tree. Nazar realized that the people were going against God’s orders. So, he took out a big .....(12)...ISI... axe and decided to cut down the tree.

    • A.

      Sharp

    • B.

      Edge

    • C.

      Dull

    • D.

      Rough

    • E.

      Thick

    Correct Answer
    A. Sharp
    Explanation
    The young man, Nazar, decided to cut down the tree because he saw people going against God's orders. In order to cut down the tree effectively, he needed a tool that was sharp. Therefore, he took out a sharp axe to accomplish his task.

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  • 15. 

    I recently took a trip to New Hampshire and had what I would call my first genuine .....(19)...ISI... of hiking up a mountain. I’ve gone up hiking before but this was without a doubt the best experience of my life. My friend, Sean and Madeline ...(20)...... some pictures during the trip. We need two hours straight before we reached the summit. The strom clouds were heading right toward us and you could actually see the rain falling from the cloud. It was like a wall of water moving at alarmingly .....(21)..... pace ready to engulf us.

    • A.

      Experience

    • B.

      Influence

    • C.

      Experiment

    • D.

      Expedition

    • E.

      Independence

    Correct Answer
    A. Experience
    Explanation
    The passage describes the author's trip to New Hampshire and specifically mentions their first genuine "experience" of hiking up a mountain. The author explains that although they have gone hiking before, this particular experience was the best of their life. Therefore, the correct answer is "experience."

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  • 16. 

    I can’t believe that my time in Valencia was a perfect .....(13)....... aboard. After listening one last time to my Spanish friends play the guitar, having lunch with Anna (a wonderful Spanish girl who I .....(14)...ISI.... Spanish with), saying good-bye to my .....(15)...... roommates and other friends I met here, it’s inevitable that I will miss Espana and all the experiences I have had there.

    • A.

      Performed

    • B.

      Said

    • C.

      Practiced

    • D.

      Expressed

    • E.

      Explained

    Correct Answer
    C. Practiced
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "practiced" because the sentence mentions having lunch with Anna and saying goodbye to roommates and friends, which suggests that the speaker was engaging in activities and interactions during their time in Valencia. "Practiced" implies that the speaker was practicing speaking Spanish with Anna, which aligns with the context provided.

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  • 17. 

    I can’t believe that my time in Valencia was a perfect .....(13)....... aboard. After listening one last time to my Spanish friends play the guitar, having lunch with Anna (a wonderful Spanish girl who I .....(14)....... Spanish with), saying good-bye to my .....(15)...ISI.... roommates and other friends I met here, it’s inevitable that I will miss Espana and all the experiences I have had there.

    • A.

      Wonder

    • B.

      Wondering

    • C.

      Wonderful

    • D.

      Wonderfully

    • E.

      Wonderfulness

    Correct Answer
    C. Wonderful
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wonderful" because it is used as an adjective to describe the Spanish girl and indicates that she is very good or pleasant. The sentence suggests that the time in Valencia was perfect because of the experiences and people mentioned, including the wonderful Spanish girl.

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  • 18. 

    Long time ago, in a peaceful side of this country, there .......(16)....... A boy, named Raka, and a girl named Nimas, Raka and Nimas had been good friends since their .......(17)...ISI.... however, there was something that led them to be apart. Nimas and her parents had to move to another town. Then, there was Raka, left alone. He felt ......(18)....... from that moment on Raka and Nimas lost contact.

    • A.

      Children

    • B.

      Child care

    • C.

      Childhood

    • D.

      Child bearing

    • E.

      Child benefits

    Correct Answer
    C. Childhood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "childhood". The passage describes the friendship between Raka and Nimas since they were children. It mentions that they were good friends in their childhood, but they were separated when Nimas had to move to another town. This suggests that their friendship took place during their childhood years.

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  • 19. 

    Long time ago, in a peaceful side of this country, there .......(16)....... A boy, named Raka, and a girl named Nimas, Raka and Nimas had been good friends since their .......(17)....... however, there was something that led them to be apart. Nimas and her parents had to move to another town. Then, there was Raka, left alone. He felt .......(18)...ISI.... from that moment on Raka and Nimas lost contact.

    • A.

      Miserable

    • B.

      Lucky

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Nasty

    • E.

      Tired

    Correct Answer
    A. Miserable
    Explanation
    The word "miserable" is the correct answer because it accurately describes Raka's emotions after Nimas moved away. The passage states that Raka felt "miserable" after Nimas left and they lost contact. This suggests that Raka was very sad and unhappy about the situation, highlighting the impact it had on him.

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  • 20. 

    I recently took a trip to New Hampshire and had what I would call my first genuine .....(19)...... of hiking up a mountain. I’ve gone up hiking before but this was without a doubt the best experience of my life. My friend, Sean and Madeline .....(20)...ISI... some pictures during the trip. We need two hours straight before we reached the summit. The strom clouds were heading right toward us and you could actually see the rain falling from the cloud. It was like a wall of water moving at alarmingly .....(21)..... pace ready to engulf us.

    • A.

      Broke

    • B.

      Bought

    • C.

      Brought

    • D.

      Took

    • E.

      Put

    Correct Answer
    C. Brought
    Explanation
    The word "brought" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically in the sentence and makes logical sense. The sentence states that Sean and Madeline "brought" some pictures during the trip, which implies that they had the pictures with them and brought them along.

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  • 21. 

    I recently took a trip to New Hampshire and had what I would call my first genuine .....(19)...... of hiking up a mountain. I’ve gone up hiking before but this was without a doubt the best experience of my life. My friend, Sean and Madeline ...(20)...... some pictures during the trip. We need two hours straight before we reached the summit. The strom clouds were heading right toward us and you could actually see the rain falling from the cloud. It was like a wall of water moving at alarmingly .....(21)...ISI... pace ready to engulf us.

    • A.

      Wide

    • B.

      Strong

    • C.

      Bright

    • D.

      Long

    • E.

      Fast

    Correct Answer
    E. Fast
    Explanation
    The word "fast" is the best fit for the given context because it describes the pace at which the rain was moving towards the hikers. The phrase "moving at alarmingly fast pace" suggests that the rain was approaching rapidly and could potentially engulf them.

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