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19 Soal Appreciation of Literary Works Beserta Jawaban

Kumpulan Soal Pilihan Ganda Materi Appreciation of Literary Works 

Questions 1- 6
1. What emotions does the woman in the poem show to the reader?
A. Concerned with and longing for her sons.
B. Sorrowful and dissatisfied with her sons.
C. Cheerful and inconsiderate.
D. Purposeful and affectionate.

2. What does the phrase A week but barely anein the second line of the second stanza of the poem mean?
A. Less than a week.
B. Rarely in a week.
C. Once a week.
D. A week ago.

3. What do the last two lines of the last stanza of the poem mean?
A. The three sons return home safely
B. Her three sons are still on earth.
C. Her sons are always on earth.
D. Her sons still have blood.

4. What is the poem about?
A. The three sons who went over the sea without their mother .
B. A mother who thought that she would never see her sons.
C. A wealthy wife who lived with her three sons.
D. A widow who had three sons.

5. What image does line three (She has three stout and stalwart sons) of the first stanza create?
A. Feeling.
B. Hearing.
C. Visual.
D. Taste.

6. What words in line one and two of the last stanza indicate the image of bad feeling
created by the poet?
A. The wind may never cease, nor flashes in the flood.
B. They hadna been a week from her .
C. Till my three sons.
D. I wish, nor.

7. Questions 7 to 10 refer to the following poem.
The gift outright
Robert Frost
The land was ours before we were the land’s.
She was our land more than a hundred years.
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia,
But we were England’s, still colonials,
What do you think the land is symbolized with?
A. Colonials.
B. A woman.
C. A man.
D. People.

8. What does she or he mean to the writer?
A. She means his mother land or his country
B. She means her mother who delivered him.
C. She was a woman from England.
D. She was the woman he lived with.

9. What figure of speech do you find in the poem?
A. Personification.
B. Metaphor.
C. Simile.
D. Irony.

10. What can you learn from the poem?
A. The English colonials felt that America was their home town.
B. The English believed that their ancestors were from America.
C. People who thought that their native land was America.
D. People whose mother were from America.

11. The following poem is for questions number 11 to 16
Read the poem carefully!
THE WIFE OF USHER’S WELL
There lived a wife at Usher’s Well,
And a wealthy wife was she;
She has three stout and stalwart sons,
And sent them o’er the sea.
They hadna been a week from her ,
A week but barely ane,
Whan word came to the carlin (peasant) wife
That her three sons were gane.
They hadna been a week from her ,
A week but barely three,
Whan word came to the carlin wife
That her sons she’d never see.
“I wish the wind may never cease,
Nor flashes in the flood,
Till my three sons come hame to me,
In earthly flesh and blood.”
How is the poem written?
A. It is written in four stanzas, each of which consists of four lines, the second and the fourth lines are indented.
B. It is a four-stanza poem without any writer, and it is written in sixteen lines that are incomplete sentences.
C. It is a poem of four stanzas consisting of four lines, and each line is written in a complete sentence.
D. It is an anonymous poem written in four stanzas, sixteen lines which are complete sentences.

12. How many stanzas are there in the poem?
A. Sixteen.
B. Six.
C. Four
D. Fourteen

13. Which lines are indented in each stanza?
A. Second and forth.
B. Second and third.
C. First and second.
D. First and third.

14. How is the rhythm of each line of the second stanza of the poem formed?
A. The second and the forth lines have the same rhythm.
B. Each line of the poem has different rhythm.
C. The first line has similar rhythm to the third.
D. All lines have similar rhythm.

15. What is the subject of the poem?
A. Three stout and stalwart boys.
B. A beautiful woman.
C. A mother
D. The sea.

16. What is the theme presented in the poem?
A. The three naughty boys who went over the sea.
B. The affliction of a mother over her three sons.
C. The wealthy wife who lived in Usher ’s well.
D. The dangerous of the sea.

17. Read the following excerpt of biography .
This passage is for questions number 17 t0 21.
“Pele is the most famous Brazilian of all times. He is a world-renowned personality whose name
has been written most frequently in all known languages,” according to journalist Ney Bianchi.
Regardless of whether his claim is excessive or not, it is certain that Pele’s fame has largely
exceeded the bound of the sport world. Significantly , chiefs of state, the most obvious figures of
political power , have been eager to receive him and to treat him with full honors.
These include, of course, the presidents who have succeeded each other in Brazil from
Kubitschek to General Madici. But also Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy , Gerald Ford, the queen
of England (who insisted on attending one of his matches during an official visit to Rio), the King
of Sweden, the heads of several African states, and the petrolium kings of the Middle East.
Pele has kept some colorful memories of his receptions by statesmen in African countries-for
example, that the minister of Gabon, who refuse to pay the game guarantee for Pele’s Santos
team to anybody but Pele because he wanted to have a private conversation with him in his
office.
Or that of the Nigerian chief of state, a respected patriarch who receive Pele in his palace and
gazed at him meditatively as if he were the apparition of the god he had been expecting: “Y ou
are Pele! ... Y ou are Pele! ...”
In Riyadh, King Faisal, a practical man, offered to hire him for a year to do demonstrations for
children in Saudi Arabian schools: “I offer you $30.000 a month, plus a bonus of $400.000 at the
time of signing the contract for one year , plus a luxurious residence, plus a big deluxe car with a
chauffeur . ...”
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Children who never said anything and can’t stop talking when they see me ... People who touch
my hands or my clothes when I walk by ... People who speak languages I don’t understand and
shout my name ... What have I done to provoke such reactions? Why me, when I come from a
poor family , have had no education, know that we are equal and brothers, that people should
treat each other as equals, regardless of whether they are rich or poor , famous or unknown? ... I
have never considered myself a superior being. When I was a kid, I used to like to put things
together , repair things in the house. I had a real knack for it. ... But lots of others can do as well.
... Now I like to play the guitar , sing songs on my own that I compose for fun, go fishing,
sometimes cook dishes I like ... I also like to kid around with my pals on the team. ...
“I am very conscious of being like others. Is it only because I manage well when I have a ball at
my feet that so many people seem to consider me a being apart?”
( Franqois Thebaud in Wegmann and Knezevic, 1985: 123-124)
What do you think Pele’s character trait is?
A. Highly educated, unsympathetic and superior.
B. Well educated, arrogant and self-admiring.
C. Uneducated, modest and unpretentious.
D. Educated, pretentious and showy

18. Based on the passage, what is probably Pele’s most rewarding experience?
A. The minister of Gabon refused to pay the game guarantee for Pele’s Santos team to anybody but Pele.
B. He was honored by many important people from Africa, Europe, Middle East, and the US.
C. He was a poor boy and do many things that other people can do the same.
D. His hands and clothes were touched by people that he did not know.

19. What do you think the author’s attitude towards Pele.
A. Inadequate, provocative, and temperamental.
B. Inconsistent, undemocratic, and indifferent.
C. Exaggerated, emotional, and sensational.
D. Realistic, convincing, and positive.

20. What is the author’s opinion toward Pele?
A. He is a world-renowned personality whose name has been written most
frequently in all known languages.
B. Pele is well-known soccer player in the history of this sport especially in Brazil, Africa.
C. He is the best-known figure who receives unanimous acclaim from everyone.
D. Pele is the most famous Brazilian of all times.

21. What do you learn from the article about Pele as a person?
A. He always maintains his popularity by approaching the political leaders of Brazil as well as the leaders of the world.
B. He is a humble and realistic person although he has received unanimous acclaim by very famous world leaders.
C. Being able to be a well-known soccer player , he wished to remain on the top of the world player .
D. He claimed to lead the world soccer and did not want to be defeated by anyone in the world.

Jawaban:

1. A. Concerned with and longing for her sons.
2. A. Less than a week.
3. A. The three sons return home safely
4. B. A mother who thought that she would never see her sons.
5. C. Visual.
6. A. The wind may never cease, nor flashes in the flood.
7. B. A woman.
8. A. She means his mother land or his country
9. B. Metaphor.
10. A. The English colonials felt that America was their home town.
11. A. It is written in four stanzas, each of which consists of four lines, the second and the fourth lines are indented
12. C. Four
13. A. Second and forth.
14. B. Each line of the poem has different rhythm.
15. C. A mother
16. B. The affliction of a mother over her three sons.
17. C. Uneducated, modest and unpretentious.
18. A. The minister of Gabon refused to pay the game guarantee for Pele’s Santos team to anybody but Pele.
19. D. Realistic, convincing, and positive.
20. C. He is the best-known figure who receives unanimous acclaim from everyone.
21. B. He is a humble and realistic person although he has received unanimous acclaim by very famous world leaders.