Matematika :

Nov 20, 2011

Soal Bahasa Inggris SMP Kelas VIII

A. Choose either a, b, c, or d for the correct answer.

Questions 1 to 8 are based on Text 1.

Text 1
The Octopus is a sea animal with eight powerful feet which it uses as hands. These are called tentacles. The word “Octopus” comes from two greet words that mean “eight feet”. The octopus, the squid and the cuttlefish belong to the same family that has no outside shells. Their bodies are covered entirely with skin. Therefore the body of an octopus is soft. It looks like a big balloon. A fully-grown octopus can be as large as 8,5 metres from the tip of one tentacles to the tip of another. It can weigh as much as 45 kilograms.
Besides using its tentacles to catch small fish, sea plants, crab and lobsters, the octopus also uses them against its enemies. The octopus wraps its tentacles around the victim and squeezes it before eating it.
The octopus escapes from its enemies by giving out a thick dark fluid to darken the water. It can also change the colour of its body to match its surroundings. It hides from its enemies by doing this.
Adapted From: Target UPSR Citra Pintar Bahasa Inggris

1. Which group of sea creatures belongs to the same family _____
a. fish, octopus and crab
b. squid, crab and octopus
c. crab, cuttlefish and squid
d. cuttlefish, octopus and squid

2. How much a fully-grown octopus can weigh?
a. 35 kilograms.
b. 40 kilograms.
c. 45 kilograms.
d. 55 kilograms.

3. How does the octopus hunt for food?
a. It uses colours.
b. It uses its teeth.
c. It uses magic colour.
d. It uses its tentacles.

4. Before the octopus eats its victim it _____
a. changes the colour of its body
b. realises a thick dark fluid
c. plays with
d. squeezes it

5. How large a fully-grown octopus can be from the tip of one tentacle to the tip of another?
a. 6,5 metres.
b. 7,5 metres.
c. 8,5 metres.
d. 9,5 metres.

6. What does the word “octopus” mean in Greek?
a. Monster.
b. Fish.
c. Dark water.
d. Eight feet.

7. The word them in paragraph 3 refers to the octopus’s .
a. teeth
b. enemies
c. tentacles
d. lobsters

8. What does the octopus do to escape from its enemy?
a. It runs.
b. It gives out a thick dark fluid to darken the water.
c. It swims.
d. It stings the enemies.

9. Mira _____ a book.
a. read
b. reads
c. is read
d. was read

10. The birds _____ into the sky.
a. fly                      c. is fly
b. flies                             d. was read

11. I _____ a mango tree in my yard.
a. has                     c. are having
b. have                            d. is having

12. She _____ at me.
a. smile                  c. is smile
b. smiles                 d. is smiles

13. The cat _____ all the plates on the table.
a. break                 c. is break
b. breaks                d. are break

14. Andi does not ______to sing.
a. like                              c. to like
b. likes                             d. is like

15. They are Japanese. They _____ speak Spanish well.
a. do                     c. do not
b. does                            d. does not

Questions 16 to 23 are based on the following Text 2.
Text 2
Botanical Garden
I went to a botanical garden. It was large, landscaped parks where plants were grown for scientific purposes and for public display. People could stroll down flowers bordered paths or sat on benches and admired the beautiful plants. Most of the plants were labelled with their popular as well as their scientific names.
In greenhouses, long, low buildings made of glass and artificially heated, the more delicate plants were cultivated.
One of the greatest botanical gardens in the world today is the Royal Botanic  Garden at Kew, England. It is commonly known as Kew Gardens. One of the largest botanical gardens in the United States is the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York, which contains 13,000 species varieties of plants.

16. What are botanical gardens? They are large, landscaped parks where _____ are grown.
a. trees                   c. plants
b. shrubs                d. vegetables

17. What are botanical gardens used for?
All the answers are correct, except _____
a. for camping
b. for scientific researches
c. for scientific purposes
d. for public display

18. What are most of the plants labelled with? All the answers are correct, except _____
a. with their scientific names
b. with their popular names
c. with their unfamiliar names
d. with their familiar names

19. What is a bench? It is a/an _____ made of wood or stone.
a. round seat
b. equilateral seat
c. short seat
d. long seat

20. What is a greenhouse? It is a long, low building made of _____ and artificially heated.
a. stone                           c. bricks
b. glass                            d. wood

21. The delicate plants are cultivated. One of the following is not the meaning of delicate
a. fine.                             c. tender.
b. soft.                            d. harsh.

22. Where is the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew?
a. In Europe.
b. In England.
c. In West Europe.
d. In East Europe.

23. Where is the botanical garden in West Java?
a. Bandung Botanical Garden.
b. Bogor Botanical Garden.
c. Sukabumi Botanical Garden.
d. Lembang Botanical Garden.

24. A chimpanzee is an African ape. It is _____ than a gorilla.
a. taller                            c. bigger
b. shorter               d. smaller

25. ______ moon is so bright.
a. a                        c. it
b. an                      d. the

26. There is _____ new kid in class. His name is Edi.
a. a                        c. the
b. an                      d. some

27. I do not like that shirt. _____ model is old fashioned.
a. The                             c. That
b. It                       d. A

28. An octopus _____ eight foot.
a. have                            c. had
b. has                              d. is have

29. A rafflesia flower _____ not smell good.
a. do                     c. is
b. does                            d. are

30. Would you like to come to my party tonight?
a. It does not matter.
b. No, I disagree about that.
c. Well done.
d. I would love to.

31.      Dela : _____ our new teacher?
Andi : I think she is a very good teacher. She is very nice and explains the lessons very well.
a. Have you seen
b. Do you like
c. May I have
d. What do you think about

32.     Leo : Mum, I have won the chess competition.
Mother : ____
a. Of course
b. Sure
c. Congratulations
d. I’m sorry

33. Nana : _____ another cup of tea, please?
Waitres : Yes, of course.
a. Do you think
b. Would you
c. Can you
d. May I have

34. The person ______ you met this morning was my uncle.
a. who                            c. that
b. whom                d. which

35. Ucok : ______ do you live, Putra?
Putra : I live at Salon Makmur Sentosa No. 62.
a. Why                            c. When
b. Who                            d. Where

36. Alan : _____ did you see in that house last night?
Mike : I saw a shadow there.
a. What                  c. Whom
b. Who                            d. Where

37. Donita : ______ will you come to my house?
Dikdik : At 7 p.m.
a. Who                            c. When
b. Why                            d. Where

38. Elsa : _____ did eat my apple on the table?
Keke : I did.
a. Where                c. Whom
b. Who                            d. What

39. Snakes _____ not have legs.
a. do                     c. did
b. does                            d. done

40. _____ sky is blue.
a. A                       c. Which
b. An                     d. The

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