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Contoh Soal Narrative Text dan Penjelasannya

Contoh soal Narrative text dan Pembahasannya

The Magic Box

Once upon a time, there was a poor farmer who lived with his wife. One day, he dug up his field and found a big box. He took it home with him and showed it to his wife. His wife cleaned the box and kept it in their house.

One sunny morning his wife dropped an apple into it. Suddenly the box began fill up with apples. No matter how many the apples were taken out, more apples took their place. So the farmer and his wife decide to sell the apples and in short time they were able to live quite comfortably. One day, the farmer dropped a gold coin into the box. At once, apples disappeared and the box began to fill itself with coins. Every day, the farmer and his wife collected hundreds of gold coins from the box. Soon they became very rich.

Having heard that his son had gone rich, the farmer‟s grandfather visited the couple. He was not very strong and he could not go out to work anymore. So the farmer asked the old man to help him take the money out of the box. When his grandfather told his son that he was tired and wanted to have arrest, the farmer shouted at him,” why are you so lazy? Why can‟t you work harder?” The old man didn‟t say anything, and continued to work until he fell into the box and suddenly died. At once, the money disappeared and the box began to fill up with dead grandfathers.

The farmer had to pull them out and bury them. To do this, he had to spend all the money he had collected. When he had used up all the money, the box broke and the farmer was just as poor as he was before.

1. What is the type of the text above?
a. Recount
c. Report
b. Narrative
d. News item

2. What is the purpose of the text?
a. to amuse the readers with the story of the magic box
b. to describe the magic box
c. to inform about the magic box
d. to give information about the magic box

3. Which statement is TRUE according to the story?
a. The box was full of valuable things when it found
b. The farmer had to pull out his father‟s bodies and bury them
c. The poor farmer was finally killed by his father
d. The farmer‟s wife was happy after the father passed away

4. What we can learn from the story?
a. Being honest is not always wise
b. It is good to be honest in life
c. We must respect our parents
d. Being a miser is sometimes important

5. What is the meaning of word “prosperous” in the third paragraph?
a. Rich
b. Poor
c. Smart
d. Wise


Kata kata sulit dari Bacaan
Poor = miskin
Wife = istri
Dug up = membajak
Found = menemukan
Box = kotak
Kept = menyimpan
Dropped = menjatuhkan
Fill up = penuh
Taken out = diambil
Comfortably = nyaman
Gold = emas
Collected = mengumpulkan
Soon = dengan segera
Rich = kaya
Visited = mengunjungi
Couple = pasangan
Go out to work = pergi keluar untuk bekerja
Asked = meminta
Tired = lelah
Arrest = istirahat
Fell into = terjatuh
Suddenly = tiba tiba
Disappeared = menghilang
Pull out = mengeluarkan
Bury = mengubur
Spend = menghabiskan

Terjemahan dari Narrative Text “ The Magic Box “

Pada jaman dahulu , ada sebuah petani miskin yang hidup dengan istrinya. Suatu hari, dia menggali lading dan menemukan sebuah peti besar. Dia membawa benda tersebut ke rumahnya dan menunjukkannya ke istrinya. Istrinya membersihkan kotakan tersebut dan menjaganya didalam rumah mereka.

Pada pagi hari yang cerah istri petani tersebut mejatuhkan sebuah apple kedalam peti. Tiba tiba peti tersebut terisi penuh dengan apple. Sehingga petani tersebut dan istrinya memutuskan untuk menjual aple apple tersebut dan dalam waktu yang bersamaan mereka dapat hidup dengan nyaman. Suatu hari, petani menjatuhkan emas koin emas kedalam peti tersebut. Dengan segera, aple aple tersebut menghilang dan peti tersebut terisi oleh koin. Setiap hari, petani dan istrinya mengumpulkan ratusan koin emas dari peti. Sehingga dengan segera dia menjadi sangat kaya.

Mendengar anaknya menjadi kaya, ayah dari petani tersebut mengunjunginya. Dia tidak cukup kuat dan tidak dapat pergi bekerja lagi. Sehingga petani tersebut menminta orang tuanya untuk mengambilsendiri uang dari dalam peti tersebut.. ketika kakek tersebut mengatakan pada anaknya bahwa dia sangat lelah dan ingin beristirahat, petani tersebut mengatakan “ mengapa kamu sangat malas? Mengapa kamu tidak bekerja lebih keras?” orang tua tersebut tidakmengatakna apapun, dan dia melanjutkan usahanya dan dia terjatuh ke dalam peti dan tiba tiba mati. Dengan segera,uang menghilang dan peti tersebut berisi penuh mayat kakek tersebut.

Petani tersebut harus mengeluarkan semua mayat dan menguburkannya. Untuk melakukan ini, dia harus menghabiskan semua uang yang telah di simpan. Ketika dia telah menggunakan seluruh uang, peti tersebut rusak dan petani tersebut kembali miskin seperti sebelumnya.

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