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40 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.

22. Read the excerpt of the story
This excerpt is for questions number 22 to 25
At that moment the door burst open, and Mrs. Barrows came storming through it. “Is thelittle rat denying it?” she screamed. “He can’t get away with that!” Mr . Martin got up and moved close to Mr . Fitweiler ’s chair . “Y ou drank and smoked at my apartment last night, “she shouted, “and you know it! You called Mr . Firweiler an old windbag, and you said that you were going to blow him up after taking heroin.” She stopped for a moment to catch her breath. Then she said, “If you you weren’t such an ordinary little man, I’d think that you planned the whole thing. Sticking out your tongue at me, saying you were sitting in the catbird seat – just because you thought that no one would believe it! My God, it is really too perfect!” She brayed loudly again, and she was histerical. “Can you see how he has tricked us, Mr . Fitweiler? Can’t you see this game, you old fool?” Mr . Fitweiler had been secretly pushing all the buttons under the top of his desk. The employees of F&S began crowding into his office. “Stockton,” said Mr . Fitweiler , you and Fishbein will take Mrs. Barrows home. Mrs. Powel, you will go with them.” Stockton, who had been a football player in high school, held Mrs. Barrows back as she flew at Mr . Martin. Together he and Fishbein forced her out of the office and down the crowded hall. She was still scearming accusation at Martin. As they left the building, F&S grew quiet again.
Who is probably the main character of the excerpt of the story?
A. Mrs. Barrows.
B. Mr . Fitweiler .
C. Mr . Martin
D. Stockton.

23. What information does the author present in the excerpt of the story?
A. Mrs. Barrows plan to overthough Mr. Martin.
B. Mr . Martin plan to overpower Mr . Fitweiler .
C. Mr. Fitweiler will reduce the employers.
D. Mr. Fitweiler will fire Mrs. Barrows.

24. Which part of the story do you think this excerpt belongs to?
A. The conflict in the beginning of the story .
B. The beginning of the story .
C. The climax of the story .
D. The end of the story .

25. What can you learn from the excerpt of the story?
A. Conflict is a common occurrence, and it may happen in any circumstances.
B. That people are envious with what we have often leads to a conflict.
C. Conflict is always happens in any corner of social life.
D. We have to be careful about the conflict.

26. This excerpt is for questions number 26 to 29.
Brent Martin was lying in bed, his neck fixed into a rigid position to avoid risk to his spinal cord.
When he heard his door swing open, his eyes strained to see who it might be. He was delighted to see that it was Walter Duncan. “What’s up, Doc?” Brent tried to joke. “That’s what I came to find out, “ Walt said. “How do you feel?” “Considering I am in this tortune chamber , not bad.”Walt drew back the covers. “Let’s see you move your toes,” Brent complied. Walt then palpated his legs, pinching gently to induce automatic responses. Good. He grasped Brent’s right hand. “Press ... Good. Harder ... Very good.” He repeated the same procedure with Brent’s left hand.“You are doing great, son.”
“Doctor , I’ve been hearing things. I mean, from what I heard, if you hadn’t volunteered to operate on me, I might be completely paralyzed by now. Is that true?”
“Any halfway good surgeon could have done it, Brent.”
“I understand at least one good surgeon refused.”
“There was some disagreement on what should be done,” Walt admitted, continuing his examination. “When I think I might have had to spend my life in a wheelchair , I – I get cold sweats.”
“Well, it’s not going to happen. Y ou will be okay ,” Walt said. The door opened suddenly , Walt could hear a familiar voice calling out, “Brent ... Oh, Dr . Walt, sorry .”
“Amy! Y ou’re not using your cane,” Walt said, smiling. “No. And look.” She proudly walked the length of the room.
“How’s that?”
“Wonderful! Just great, Amy .”
“Remember , you said, Give me a year of your life? Well, we did it in only eleven months!” she boasted.
“We sure did. From now on, nothing to do but build up that leg with exercise, get a checkup every three months and a bone scan every six months.”
“And no more chemo!” Amy exulted.
“You’re a free woman, Amy . Y ou can take up your life again. Even tennis, if you’re very careful.”
Who is Brent Martin?
A. He is a patient suffering from bone cancer .
B. He is Walt’s son staying in a hospital.
C. He is a handicapped child.
D. He is Amy’s brother .

27. What does the excerpt of the novel tell us about?
A. The doctor who initiated taking a surgery on the patient’s leg suffering from bone cancer .
B. The successful operation of bone cancer on the leg of two children.
C. The struggle of a young boy to remain alive with his illness.
D. The patient doctor dealing with young patients.

28. Dr. W alt can be characterized as a/an ....
A. Ambitious and inconsistent doctor.
B. Ingenious and compliant doctor.
C. Ingenuous and injurious doctor.
D. Cheerful and unreliable.

29. What values can you learn from the excerpt of the novel?
A. The doctors have to discourage the patients by telling that the chronic illness they suffer is dangerous and may not be cure without a surgery .
B. Doctors and medical service personnels should encourage or convince the patients to have the spirit to recover from the illness.
C. The patients usually have hopes to recover from the severe illness, and these hopes are the doctors’ responsibility .
D. The spirit of the patients suffering from illness to remain alive depends on the medicine the doctors choose.

30. This excerpt is for questions number 30 to 40
Ancellito dismounted. ... Had it gone well? ... yes. ... Had he been lonely? ... No – perhaps a very little at first. And as he spoke not once did the boy glance at the girl. It was only Susana, said Ancelito; and she was his daughter , come to the cabins for a few days, as he had promised her . She was quite harmless. As women go, she was no trouble. She would get the noon meal while they unpacked the supplies and discussed the best sites for the bed grounds and the danger of bears, Juan could hear the girl moving at the fire. When the meal was ready and they sat down for slabs of jack cheese, ham and eggs, fresh bread and coffee, he was forced to look at her. Her feet were as big as a boy’s. Her lags were encased in thick blue cotton pants like a boy’s. Her top half was submerged in a shirt like a boy’s. Her hair was drawn tight to the back of her head, and hung in a thick brush, suitable only for a horse’s tail. Furthermore, she did not look up at him from under her lashes and touch him with the briefest of cool, sweet glances to tell him she saw every single thing about him and found it good. She looked stright at him, and boldly , as one boy takes the measure of another. He did not direct to her one word. When the meal was over and Ancellito and his daghter were mounted and leaving, he cast an “adios” into the air , which she could take
to include her if she wished.
“Is he alive?” Susana asked her father , when the mule had started.
“Is he stupid?”
“No. He is silent. He is Basque. I am Basque.”
“When you came to Nevada you were not like that.”
“I was exactly like that. He is afraid of you. But do not worry . I have told him you are
harmless.“Father , you didn’t.”
“But certainly . It would do you no good to make eyes at this one. He has a dream. He will save his money . He will go back to his village a millionario and will marry the most beautiful girl in Nevarra. Now, if you were as wise as your mother –"
“Papacito,” said Susana slowly , “are the girls so pretty in Nevarra?” And Ancelito smiled at her and said, Beyond description.”
The voices carried back to the boy in the high clear air , and though they were in English, he did not miss the scorn in the girl’s voice. That night among the supplies he found that Ancellito had left him a beginner ’s Spanish-English reader. Love may need no words, but resentment can use several. The next day Juan Varra opened the first crack in the dark tomb in which he was determined to bury himself for six years. He began to learn to read English.
What point of view does the writer describe the characters in the story?
A. The writer as a major character .
B. The writer as a minor character .
C. Non participant, objective.
D. Selective omniscient.

31. Who is the protagonist of the characters in the story?
A. Juan Varra
B. Ancellito
C. Susana
D. Nevarra

32. What is the character trait of Ancellito?
A. He is envious.
B. He is dubious.
C. He is deceitful.
D. He is tactful.

33. What method of characterization does the author use?
A. By the dialog of the characters.
B. By telling the character’s detail.
C. By the characters’ appearance.
D. By naming the characters.

34. Which part of the story does the excerpt belong to?
A. The conflict at the beginning of the story
B. The complication of the story
C. The climax of the story
D. The end of the story

35. Where did the story probably take place?
A. In England.
B. In the USA.
C. In Mexico.
D. In Spain.

36. Which of the following statements indicates that the setting in the excerpt happened around afternoon?
A. Juan V arra opened the first crack in the dark tomb.
B. She would get the noon meal.
C. He will save his money .
D. He is afraid of you.

37. What style of language does the writer use in the story?
A. Not very formal language.
B. Very formal language.
C. Standard language.
D. Formal language.

38. What is the tone of the story?
A. It is emotional and stormy .
B. It is curious and romantic.
C. It is mournful and pitiful.
D. It is ironic and lovable.

39. What is probably the theme of the story?
A. The boy who become a shepherd.
B. The success of a shepherd.
C. The American shepherds.
D. A dream of a shepherd.

40. What is the subject of the story?
A. A boy from Nevarra who live with an American.
B. A Spanish boy who dreams to be a rich man.
C. A rich man from Spain living in Nevada.
D. An American shepherd

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.
22. C. Mr . Martin
23. A. Mrs. Barrows plan to overthough Mr. Martin.
24. C. The climax of the story.
25. B. That people are envious with what we have often leads to a conflict.
26. A. He is a patient suffering from bone cancer.
27. B. The successful operation of bone cancer on the leg of two children.
28. B. Ingenious and compliant doctor.
29. B. Doctors and medical service personnels should encourage or convince the patients to have the spirit to recover from the illness.
30. C. Non participant, objective.
31. A. Juan Varra
32. D. He is tactful.
33. A. By the dialog of the characters.
34. A. The conflict at the beginning of the story
35. B. In the USA
36. B. She would get the noon meal.
37. A. Not very formal language.
38. B. It is curious and romantic.
39. D. A dream of a shepherd.
40. B. A Spanish boy who dreams to be a rich man.