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  • 1. 

    • Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin (now Larue) County, Ky., on Feb. 12, 1809. His family moved to Indiana and then to Illinois, and Lincoln gained what education he could along the way. While reading law, he worked in a store, managed a mill, surveyed and split rails. In 1834, he went to the Illinois legislature as a Whig and became the party's floor leader. For the next 20 years he practiced law in Springfield, except for a sigle term (1847-49) in Congress, where he denounced the Mexican War. In 1855, he was a candidate for senator ad the next year he joined the new Republican Party.
     
    • A leading but unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidential nomination with Fremont, Lincoln gained national attention in 1858 when, as the Republican candidate. He lost the election, but continued to prepare the way for the 1860 Republican convention and was rewarded with the presidential nomination on the third ballot. He won the election over three opponents.
    The text tells about Lincoln's...

    • A.

      Childhood

    • B.

      Part of his life

    • C.

      Unhappy moment

    • D.

      Republican Party

    • E.

      Role in Mexican War

    Correct Answer
    B. Part of his life
    Explanation
    The text provides information about Lincoln's childhood, his education, his career as a lawyer and politician, and his involvement in the Republican Party. It mentions his time in the Illinois legislature and Congress, his unsuccessful bid for the vice-presidential nomination, and his eventual nomination and election as president. Therefore, the correct answer is "part of his life."

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  • 2. 

    "A leading but unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidential nomination with Fremont, Lincoln gained national attention in 1858..." (paragraph 2) What does the underlined word mean?

    • A.

      Received

    • B.

      Produced

    • C.

      Showed

    • D.

      Started

    • E.

      Noted

    Correct Answer
    A. Received
    Explanation
    The underlined word "received" means to be given or to obtain something. In the given context, it implies that Lincoln gained national attention in 1858, suggesting that he obtained or was given attention from the nation.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT true about Lincoln?

    • A.

      He was a politician

    • B.

      He agreed to the Mexican War

    • C.

      He came from the Republic Party

    • D.

      He used to live in different places

    • E.

      He worked in different professions

    Correct Answer
    B. He agreed to the Mexican War
    Explanation
    The statement "He agreed to the Mexican War" is not true about Lincoln. Lincoln actually opposed the Mexican War and criticized President Polk for starting it. He believed that the war was unjust and accused Polk of dishonesty in his justifications for going to war. Lincoln's opposition to the Mexican War was one of the factors that helped him gain popularity and support within the Republican Party.

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  • 4. 

    As illustrated in the second paragraph, we can conlude that Lincoln was...

    • A.

      Rich

    • B.

      Humble

    • C.

      Generous

    • D.

      Persistent

    • E.

      Adventurous

    Correct Answer
    D. Persistent
    Explanation
    The second paragraph provides evidence or information that suggests Lincoln was persistent. This implies that he had a determined and tenacious nature, always striving to achieve his goals despite any obstacles or setbacks he may have encountered.

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  • 5. 

    •  Thirty-five years ago I was out prospecting on the Stanislaus, tramping all day long with pick and pan and horn, and washing a hatful of dirt here and there, always expecting to make a rich strike, and never doing it. It was a lovely region, woodsy, balmy, delicious and had once been populous, long years before, but now the people had vanished and the charming paradise was a solitude.
    • They went away when the surface diggings gave out. In one place, where a busy little city with banks and newspapers and fire companies and a mayor and aldermen had been, was nothing but a wide expanse of emerald turf, with not even the faintest sign that human life had ever been present there. This was down toward Tuttletown.
     
    • In the country neighborhood thereabouts, along the dusty roads, one found at intervals the prettiest little cottage homes, snug and cozy and so cobwebbed with vines snowed thick with roses that the doors and windows were wholly hidden from sight--sign that these were deserted homes, forsaken years ago by defeated and disappointed families who could neither sell them nor give them away. Now and then, half an hour apart, one came across solitary log cabins of the earliest mining days, built by the first gold-miners, the predecessors of the cottage-builders. In some few cases these cabins were still occupied; and when this was so, you could depend upon it that the occupant was the very pioneer who had built the cabin; and you could depend on another thing, too--that he was there because he had once had his opportunity to go home to the rich States, and had not done it; had rather lost his wealth, and had then in his humiliation resolved to server all communication with his home relatives and friends, and be to them thenceforth as one dead.
    What does the text tell about?

    • A.

      An abandoned place

    • B.

      A mining site

    • C.

      Gold miners

    • D.

      Rich people

    • E.

      Log cabins

    Correct Answer
    A. An abandoned place
    Explanation
    The text describes a once-populous region that has become deserted and abandoned. The author mentions how the people had vanished and the charming paradise had turned into a solitude. The presence of deserted homes and log cabins further emphasizes the abandonment of the area. Therefore, the correct answer is "An abandoned place."

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  • 6. 

    "... but now the people had vanished and the charming paradise was a solitude. " (paragraph 1) The closest meaning of the underlined word is...

    • A.

      Gone

    • B.

      Fought

    • C.

      Cheered

    • D.

      Gathered

    • E.

      Appeared

    Correct Answer
    A. Gone
    Explanation
    The underlined word "vanished" means to disappear or go away. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the people had vanished, indicating that they have disappeared or gone. Therefore, the closest meaning of the underlined word is "gone".

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT true according to the text?

    • A.

      There used to be gold miners in the country

    • B.

      The roads in the countryside were dirty

    • C.

      Most of the people left their houses

    • D.

      The cabins were well taken care

    • E.

      The cabins were made of wood

    Correct Answer
    D. The cabins were well taken care
    Explanation
    According to the text, it is not true that the cabins were well taken care of.

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  • 8. 

    "In some few cases these cabins were still occupied; and when this was so, ... (paragraph 3) The word this refers to...

    • A.

      The neighboring country

    • B.

      The challenging case

    • C.

      The occupying cabin

    • D.

      The mining site

    • E.

      The rich state

    Correct Answer
    C. The occupying cabin
    Explanation
    The word "this" refers to the cabins that were still occupied. The sentence states that in some cases, these cabins were still occupied. Therefore, "this" is referring to the cabins that are currently being occupied.

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  • 9. 

    • A survey has found about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high school students. It also revealed 89 percent of young female employees were smokers. The survey was conducted in five major cities across the country, including Surakarta in Central Java.
    • Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, the Surakarta Health Agency's respiratory illness division, said that the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. "This situation is a cause for concern, " he said. "It appears the country's younger generation is uneducated about the health risks of smoking."
    • The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as inefectice as the government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control. It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers.

    • A.

      Growing number of junior high school smoking students

    • B.

      Surveying towards junior high school smoking students

    • C.

      Finding the danger of smoking in Central Java

    • D.

      Preventing junior high school smoking students

    • E.

      Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign

    Correct Answer
    A. Growing number of junior high school smoking students
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the explanation is about the growing number of junior high school smoking students. The passage mentions that a survey found about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high school students. This indicates that there is an increase in the number of young students who are starting to smoke. The passage also highlights the concern of the Surakarta Health Agency's respiratory illness division about the lack of education among the younger generation regarding the health risks of smoking. Therefore, the explanation focuses on the alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers, particularly among junior high school students.

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  • 10. 

    What did the finding of the survey reveal?

    • A.

      13 percent of first-time smokers

    • B.

      89 percent of young female employees

    • C.

      The danger of smoking for junior high students

    • D.

      An alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers

    • E.

      The effectiveness of the survey conducted in Central Java

    Correct Answer
    D. An alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers
    Explanation
    The finding of the survey revealed that there is an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. This suggests that the number of smokers in Indonesia is increasing at a concerning rate, which could have negative implications for public health and the overall well-being of the population.

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  • 11. 

    "It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers." (paragraph 3) The word "revenue" has the same meaning as...

    • A.

      Advantage

    • B.

      Product

    • C.

      Income

    • D.

      Yield

    • E.

      Value

    Correct Answer
    C. Income
    Explanation
    The word "revenue" refers to the income or money that is generated or earned, typically by a business or organization. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that cigarette producers contributed a large amount to state revenue, indicating that they contributed a significant amount of money to the income of the state. Therefore, the word "income" has the same meaning as "revenue" in this context.

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  • 12. 

     Why was he Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign considered inefective?

    • A.

      A lot of teenagers and adult people have been active smokers

    • B.

      The cigarette producers affected young teenagers to be smokers

    • C.

      The cigarette producers caused a lot of the health risks of smoking

    • D.

      The government does not support the Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign

    • E.

      The cigarette producers provided a lot of revenue and jobs to thousands of employees

    Correct Answer
    E. The cigarette producers provided a lot of revenue and jobs to thousands of employees
    Explanation
    The reason the Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign was considered ineffective is because the cigarette producers provided a significant amount of revenue and jobs to thousands of employees. This likely created resistance and opposition to the campaign, making it difficult to implement and enforce effective anti-tobacco measures.

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  • 13. 

    • Charles Ives, now acclaimed as the first great American composer of the twentieth century, had to wait many years for recognition he deserved. The son of a bandmaster, Ives entered Yale at twenty to study composition with Horatio Parker, but after graduation, he did not choose to pursue a career in music. He suspected correctly that the public would not accept the music he wrote. Even the few conductors and performers he tried to interest in his compositions felt that they were unplayable. Instead, he became a successful insurance executive, building his company into the largest agency in the country in only two decades. Even during that busy time, he still dedicated himself to composing music in the evenings, on weekends, and during vacations. Although he occasionally hired musicians to play one of his works privately for him. He usually heard his music only in his imagination.
    • After he recovered from a serious heart attack, he became reconciled to the fact that his ideas, especially the use of dissonance and special effects, were just too different for musical mainstream. Determined to share his music with the few people who might appreciate it, he published his work privately and distributed it free.
    • In 1939, when Ives was sixty-five, American pianist John Kirkpatrick played Concord Sonata in Town Hall. The reviews were laudatory. One reviewer proclaimed it “the greatest music composed by an American,” By 1947, Ives was famous. His second Symphony was presented to public in a performance by the New York Philharmonic, fifty years after it had been written. The same year, Ives received the Pulitzer Prize. He was seventy-three.
    What does the text tell us about?

    • A.

      Musical Composition

    • B.

      John Kirkpatrick’s life

    • C.

      The Pulitzer Prize

    • D.

      Charles Ive’s life

    • E.

      Career choices

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Ive’s life
    Explanation
    The text tells us about Charles Ives's life. It mentions that he was a composer who had to wait many years for recognition. He studied composition at Yale but did not pursue a career in music because he believed that the public would not accept his music. Instead, he became a successful insurance executive while still dedicating himself to composing music in his free time. He published his work privately and distributed it for free to share it with those who might appreciate it. Eventually, he gained recognition and fame, with his compositions being performed and receiving the Pulitzer Prize.

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  • 14. 

    What is the main idea of the third paragraph?

    • A.

      Charles Ives was a successful musician

    • B.

      John Kirkpatrick was a successful musician

    • C.

      Charles Ives attempted to perform his music

    • D.

      Charles Ives performed his music sucessfully

    • E.

      John Kirkpatrick was a famous musician.

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Ives was a successful musician
    Explanation
    The main idea of the third paragraph is to highlight Charles Ives' attempt to perform his music. The paragraph does not explicitly state whether he was successful or not in performing his music, but it focuses on his efforts to bring his compositions to life.

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  • 15. 

    “... he become reconciled to the fact that his ideas, especially the use of dissonance...” (paragraph 2) The word “reconciled” is close in meaning to...

    • A.

      Sophisticated

    • B.

      Harmonized

    • C.

      Conciliated

    • D.

      Conceited

    • E.

      Satisfied

    Correct Answer
    B. Harmonized
    Explanation
    The word "reconciled" in the given sentence means that he has come to accept and be in agreement with the fact that his ideas, particularly the use of dissonance, are valid and acceptable. This is similar to the meaning of "harmonized," which implies that he has found a balance and agreement between his ideas and the reality of their acceptance.

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  • 16. 

    • Here we wondered how we get chocolate from? Well this time we will enter the amazing world of chocolate so we can understand exactly we are eating.
    • Chocolate starts a tree called cacao tree. This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in place such as South America, Africa, and Indonesia. The cacao tree produces a fruit about the size of a small pine apple. In side the fruits are the tree’s seeds. They are also known as coco beans.
    • Next, the beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun. After that they are shipped to the chocolate maker. The chocolate maker starts by roasting the beans to bring out the flavour. Different beans from different places have different qualities and flavour. So they are often shorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix.
    • The next process is winnowing. The roasted beans are winnowed to remove the meat nib of the cacao bean from its shell. Then the nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make it a liquid. The liquid is called chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter.
    • All seeds contain some amount of fat and cacao beans are not different. However, cacao beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs from liquid. It is pure bitter chocolate.
    What does the text tell us about?

    • A.

      The process of cropping the chocolate yields

    • B.

      How to develop the chocolate products

    • C.

      Shipping the chocolate to the producer

    • D.

      The way of enhancing the chocolate

    • E.

      The process of making the chocolate

    Correct Answer
    E. The process of making the chocolate
    Explanation
    The text explains the process of making chocolate, starting from the cacao tree and its fruit, the fermentation and drying of the beans, the roasting and blending of the beans to create a distinctive mix, the winnowing process to remove the shell, and the grinding of the nibs to create a liquid called chocolate liquor. It also mentions that cacao beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs result in pure bitter chocolate.

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  • 17. 

    What are the tree’s seeds called?

    • A.

      Cocoa

    • B.

      Seeds

    • C.

      Fruits

    • D.

      Chocolate

    • E.

      Coco beans

    Correct Answer
    E. Coco beans
    Explanation
    Cocoa trees produce seeds that are commonly known as coco beans. These beans are the main ingredient used to make chocolate.

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  • 18. 

    How is the cacao produced into chocolate liquor?

    • A.

      After the cacao is produced into coco beans, then coco beans are baked and ground into the chocolate liquor

    • B.

      After the cacao is processed into nibs, then the blended nibs are ground to produce chocolate liquor

    • C.

      After beans are fermented in dried sun, the beans are processed into chocolate liquor

    • D.

      After the cacao is dried in the sun, then the cacao is produced into chocolate liquor

    • E.

      The cacao can be directly processed into chocolate liquor

    Correct Answer
    B. After the cacao is processed into nibs, then the blended nibs are ground to produce chocolate liquor
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that after the cacao is processed into nibs, the blended nibs are ground to produce chocolate liquor. This suggests that there is a specific process involved in transforming the cacao into chocolate liquor, which includes processing the cacao into nibs and then grinding the blended nibs. This answer provides a clear and logical sequence of steps involved in the production process.

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  • 19. 

    Next the beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun. (paragraph 3) The word “fermented” is similar to...

    • A.

      Undergone chemical changes

    • B.

      Changed becoming dry

    • C.

      Turned into dry cacao

    • D.

      Sun-dried up to dry

    • E.

      Made up dry

    Correct Answer
    A. Undergone chemical changes
    Explanation
    The word "fermented" refers to a process where the beans undergo chemical changes. This process typically involves the breakdown of organic compounds by microorganisms, resulting in the production of various compounds such as alcohol, acids, and gases. Therefore, the correct answer is "Undergone chemical changes."

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  • 20. 

    • Jakarta is the second-worst place for expatriates to work in outside of the United States of America, Canada and Western Europe. It is according to a recent report published by Business week.
    • The business week report ranked emerging markets that might be challenging to move into due to their level of pollution, disease, political violence and availability of good and services.
    • The report ranked Jakarta second, just below Lagos in Nigeria and above Riyadh Saudi Arabia, saying the threat of violence from extremist, in particular, is serious drawback to living in Jakarta. Bombings targetting foreign interests in Jakarta, such as the JW Marriot hotel bombing in 2003, have been repeated elsewhere in the city.
    • The report said despite despite problems are commonly happened in many developing cities such as the risk of disease, poor sanitation, and excessive pollution, Indonesia can be an enticing location.
    • In reponse, the Jakarta administration took the report positively, saying it could spur the administration to improve its performance.
      What is the text about?

    • A.

      Jakarta as a Good Working Place for Expatriates

    • B.

      Jakarta as a Bad Working Place for Expatriates

    • C.

      Jakarta as an Economical and Business Place

    • D.

      Jakarta as a Center of Political and Business Place

    • E.

      Jakarta as an Administrative City

    Correct Answer
    B. Jakarta as a Bad Working Place for Expatriates
    Explanation
    The text is about Jakarta being ranked as the second-worst place for expatriates to work in outside of the United States of America, Canada, and Western Europe. The report highlights the challenges of moving to emerging markets like Jakarta due to factors such as pollution, disease, political violence, and availability of goods and services. The threat of violence from extremists is mentioned as a serious drawback, with past bombings targeting foreign interests. Despite these problems, the report suggests that Indonesia can still be an enticing location. The Jakarta administration responds positively, seeing the report as an opportunity to improve its performance.

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