Soal UN SMA/MA 2010
The text is for questions 1 to 4.
Once there was a farmer from Laos. Every morning and every evening, he ploughed his field with his buffalo.
One day, a tiger saw a mouse deer, and a cockerel walking together to meet a snail. O their way, they saw a farmer and a buffalo working in the field. The tiger said to the mouse deer and a cockerel, “I wonder how stupid the buffalo is. He lets himself being ruled by the small animal.” “You are right. The big animal is really stupid. I’m sure he knows very well that the small animal has killed my brothers and sisters for their meals”, said the cockerel. “Well, if it were true, the small animal must be heartless one. I think you’d better ask the big animal, Tiger” said the mouse deer.
After the man went home, the tiger spoke to the buffalo, “You are so big and strong. Why do you do everything the man tells you?” The buffalo answered, “Oh the man is very intelligent.” The tiger asked, “Can you tell me how intelligent he is?” “No, I can’t tell you,” said the buffalo, “but you can ask him.”
So the next day the tiger said to the man, Can I see your intelligence?” But the man answered, “It’s at home.” “Can you go and get it?” asked the tiger. “Yes,” said the man, “but I’m afraid you will kill my buffalo when I’m gone. Can I tie you on a tree?”After the man tied the tiger on the tree, he didn’t go home to get his intelligence. He took his plough and hit tiger. Then he said, “Now, you know about my intelligence even if you haven’t seen it”
1. The tiger became more curious because of …
A. the snail’s advice.
B. the cockerel’s story
C. the man’s intelligence.
D. the mouse deer’s request.
E. the big buffalo’s suggestion.
2. Which of the following was surprised to see the buffalo and the farmer working on the field?
A. The lion
B. The tiger
C. The snail
D. The cockerel
E. The mouse deer.
3. What lesson can we learn from the story?
A. Don’t leave your intelligence at home.
B. Intelligence can’t be judged from appearance.
C. Don’t compare man’s intelligence to animal’s.
D. The bigger a person, the more intelligence he is.
E. The smaller a person, the more intelligence he is.
4. The main idea of paragraph 2 is …
A. The buffalo is very useful for the farmer.
B. The mouse deer didn’t believe the cockerel’s story.
C. The cockerel supported the tiger’s idea to ask the buffalo.
D. The tiger was surprised to hear the cockerel’s story about his family.
E. The mouse deer told the tiger to ask the buffalo to get the answer to their surprise.