PPDGJ: Contoh Soal USBN SMA Bahasa Inggris Kelas XII Beserta Kunci Jawaban

Read the following text to answer the questions no 11 to 12!


To our audience
Now we will draw the door prize coupon.
Please permit me to have your attention
For those whose coupons are drawn, please go to the stage.
We will announce twenty winners of door prizes.
Let's get started

1. When will the audience draw the door prize coupon?

A. Now

B. Tomorrow

C. Tonight

D. Next week

E. Next month

2. To whom is this announcement for?

A. Visitors

B. Supporters

C. Audience

D. Employees.

E. Workers

Read the following text to answer the questions no 13 to 16!

Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Snow White. She lived with her aunt and uncle because her parents were dead.

One day she heard her uncle and aunt talking about leaving Snow White in the castle because they both wanted to go to America and they didn't have enough money to take Snow White.
Snow White didn't want her uncle and aunt to do that so she decided that it would be best if she ran away. The next morning she ran away into the woods. She was very tired and hungry. Then she saw a little cottage. She knocked but no one answered so she went inside and fell asleep
Meanwhile, the seven dwarfs were coming home from work. There they found Snow White sleeping. Then Snow White woke up. She saw the dwarfs.

3. Why did snow white run away to the woods?

A. Her parents passed away.

B. Her uncle was angry with her.

C. Her uncle and aunt would go to America.

D. Snow white was happy to run away.

E. Snow white liked playing in the woods.

4. Then they saw a little cottage. The underlined word can be replaced by....

A. Room

B. Hut

C. House

D. Castle

E. Hotel

5. What is the purpose of the writer by writing the story above?

A. To describe the girl named Snow White.

B. To persuade the reader to read the story 

C. To entertain the readers of the story

D. To explain about the dwarfs

E. To discuss the difference between Snow White and the dwarfs

6. Where did Snow White live after she ran away to the woods?

A. She lived in the cave

B. She lived in the lion nest

C. She lived everywhere in the woods

D. She lived in the dwarfs’ cottage

E. She lived on the street

Read the following text to answer the questions no 17 to 18!

Dizzy, tired and fed up. It has been three years I’m hiding my sickness. Now I’m beat, but I still need to go to school and try to take the lessons. My best friend asked me, “I’m okay, only tired”.

I didn’t go home. I attended an extra-curricular activity. When I gathered with my friends, my chest was hurting, “Oh my God, Why do I need to feel this suffering every day? I just want to hang out together with my friends, my family, everybody … I don’t want my best friends know this”.

Talking of the devil, my best friend was waiting for me by the front gate. I then went home with him, but then suddenly my body was trembling, my head was spinning, and blood to sorting out from my nose. I fainted unconsciously, and was brought to hospital by my best friend.

Before informing my parents, I asked the doctor and he said. “You are suffering a heart cancer. Your heart is continuously getting weaker, and I’m afraid you can’t hold much longer. We must conduct a surgery as soon as possible.”

I took my cell phone and called my parents. Then soon arrived at the hospital; arriving in the state of shock and pity on my condition, with all the life sustaining equipment stuck on my body.

One week has passed, and I’ve been unconscious for I went into a coma. Every day, my friends watched over me. They even brought me some food, “We made that for you.” they said.

Then finally my parents agreed to conduct the surgery. They hoped for the best because they knew that God is still kind to me.

7. What is the purpose of the text?

A. To tell the readers about an extra-curricular activity.

B. To inform the readers about suffering a heart cancer.

C. To persuade the readers in order to hold a heart surgery.

D. To inform the readers about saving patients with a heart cancer.

E. To tell the readers about the writer’s experience with his sickness.

8. From the text we know that the writer ….

A. had just had a heart surgery

B. waited for his friends in the hospital

C. fainted unconsciously in the hospital

D. told his parents to stay in the hospital

E. has just known that he had serious illness

Read the following text to answer the questions no 19 to 23!

Indonesia has embarked on the task of counting its islands in order to better protect its territory and marine resources. It hopes to locate and name an additional 1,700 islands in time for the UN Conference on the Standardization of Geographical rights in the Names in August.

Indonesia wants to claim sovereignty and fishing waters surrounding the islands, many of which its neighbors also claim. The Indonesian government says illegal fishing in its waters is costing billions of dollars in lost revenue each year.

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago. At the last UN conference on geographical names in 2012, Indonesia registered 13,466 islands. A law in 1996 estimated that the number of islands was 17,508. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea defines an island as, "a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is still exposed at high tide".

A speaksman from Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries explained the scale of the task the counting team had. He said: "We have to visit every one of these islands, and then we note the coordinates, the name, the meaning of the name, the history of the land and describe the landscape and its geographical history. All that in great detail."

9. Why did Indonesia need to locate and name its islands?

A. To mention it clearly

B. To make it legal

C. To protect Indonesia’s fish

D. To protect Indonesia’s territory

E. To coordinate the landscape and waters

10. “The Indonesian government says illegal fishing in its waters is costing billions of dollars in lost revenue each year”. (Paragraph 2)

What does the underline word refer to?

A. budget

B. income

C. government

D. inflation

E. enormous

11. What is the main idea of paragraph 4?

A. The Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries task

B. The Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries explanation

C. The visiting of every island

D. The counting team’s scale task 

E. The island surrounded by water

12. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea defines an island as, "a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is still exposed at high tide". (Paragraph 3)

What is the underlined word closest meaning?

A. The archipelago

B. The Indonesia

C. The island

D. The waters

E. The geographical names

13. Based on the text above, who has the responsibility to count the islands?

A. The speak man of Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

B. The Indonesia's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

C. The Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs

D. The Team of Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

E. The Indonesian people

Read the following text to answer the questions no 24 to 27!

Nobody likes paying taxes. Event those who know that taxation is necessary and reluctant to pay taxes. It is not pleasant to see part of your monthly income taken away from your income tax. Ignorant people think this is injustice and make grievance of it.

Every country has a government. The primary duties of a government are to protect the life and property of the citizens, to maintain law and order, and settle dispute between citizens in a just and orderly way through the law-courts, to defend the country from foreign foes and to maintain and direct education, provide hospitals for the sick and attend to sanitation. All these great to be kept up and have to be paid.

Furthermore, schools and teachers have to be provided and supported, health experts and sanitary engineers have to be employed. Now where is all from? Tax is needed for the benefits of the public. It is the people as a whole rich and poor that benefit by security of the life and property, by the sound roads, by public hospital, public school and good sanitation.

Therefore, it is necessary for people to pay taxes. The money will be back to them in the form of public service and facility.

14. The topic of the text is about ….

A. the description of taxes

B. the way people pay taxes

C. the necessity of paying taxes

D. the objection of paying taxes

E. the facilities to pay taxes

15. Based on the text we know that …

A. defending country from foes is not the job of the government

B. it is pleasant to give your money income to pay taxes

C. government has a simple duty to handle its people

D. ignorant people think it is necessary to pay taxes

E. some people think paying taxes is injustice

16. What is the main idea of paragraph three?

A. Tax is needed for the public’s benefit.

B. Government should maintain good roads.

C. Good sanitation is necessary for the public.

D. Both rich and poor people have to pay taxes

E. Government should provide good school and sanitary facilities.

17. The underlined word in sentence, “...to maintain law and order, and settle dispute between citizens..” (paragraph 2) has the same meaning as...

A. violate

B. introduce

C. preserve

D. reform

E. revise

Read the following text to answer the questions no 28 to 29!

Have you ever wondered how people get chocolate from? In this article we’ll enter the amazing world of chocolate so you can understand exactly what you’re eating.

Chocolate starts with a tree called the cacao tree. This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in places such as South America, Africa, and Indonesia. The cacao tree produces a fruit about the size of a small pine apple. Inside the fruit are the tree’s seeds, also known as cocoa beans.

The beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun and then shipped to the chocolate maker. The chocolate maker starts by roasting the beans to bring out the flavor. Different beans from different places have different qualities and flavor, so they are often sorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix. Next, the roasted beans are winnowed. Winnowing removes the meat nib of the cacao bean from its shell. Then, the nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make it a liquid. The liquid is called chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter. All seeds contain some amount of fat, and cacao beans are not different. However, cacao beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs form liquid. It’s pure bitter chocolate.

18. How does the chocolate maker start to make chocolate?

A. By fermenting the beans

B. By roasting the beans

C. By blending the beans

D. By sorting the beans

E. By drying the beans

19. The third paragraph focuses on …

A. The process of producing chocolate

B. How to produce the cocoa flavor

C. Where chocolate comes from

D. The chocolate liquor

E. The cacao fruit

Read the following text to answer the questions no 30 to 33!

Spiders are predatory invertebrate animals. They are not classified in the class of insects. A spider has eight legs while an insect never has more than six legs.

Spiders have a body with two main divisions, four pairs of walking legs and two other pairs of abdominal spinnerets for spinning threads of silk. This silk can be used to aid climbing, build egg sacs and catch prey.

Spiders kill so many insects, but they never do the least harm to man’s belongings. Spiders are busy for at least half of the year killing insects. It is impossible to find out insects trying to kill, since they are hungry creatures, which cannot be contented with only three meals a day.

20. The text tells us about .…

A. many kinds of insects killed by the spider

B. the factual information about spider

C. the two main divisions of spider

D. the classification of spiders

E. the hungry creatures

21. Why can’t spiders be classified in the class of insects? Because ...

A. their bodies have two main divisions.

B. they eat more than three meals a day.

C. they have more than six legs.

D. they have walking legs.

E. kill many insects.

22. What is the use of threads of silk in spiders? It is used for ….

A. classifying the insects

B. spinning and dividing preys

C. walking and hiding their preys

D. dividing insects into two parts

E. climbing, building egg sacs and catching prey

23. “They never do the least harm to man’s belonging”

The underlined word is closest in meaning to ….

A. command

B. damage

C. relation

D. pleasure

E. intervention

Read the following text to answer the questions no 34 to 36!

How to Make Star Fruit Punch


· 250 gr yellow star fruit

· 100 ml water spoonful of vanilla

· 8 tea spoonful of lemon extract procedure


· Put slice of star fruit and water in the blender. Wait until it is soft. Skim it.

· Add syrup, lemon extract, and soda water, stir it thoroughly

· Pour it in the glass and put it in the ice cubes.

24. What is the purpose of the text above?

A. To tell the reader how to do something.

B. To entertain the reader about the story.

C. To inform the reader about the events

D. To describe about the thing

E. To explain the reason of doing something

25. What are the ingredients to make star fruit Punch?

A. 250 gr yellow star fruit, 100 ml water spoonful of sugar and 8 tea spoonful of lemon extract procedure

B. 250 gr yellow star fruit, 100 ml water spoonful of vanilla and 8 tea spoonful of lemon extract procedure

C. 300 gr yellow star fruit, 100 ml water spoonful of sugar and 8 tea spoonful of lemon extract procedure

D. 300 gr yellow star fruit, 100 ml water spoonful of vanilla and 9 tea spoonful of lemon extract procedure

E. 250 gr yellow star fruit, 100 ml water spoonful of sugar and 10 tea spoonful of lemon extract procedure

26. What are added to make Star Fruit Punch taste nice?

A. Syrup, palm sugar and soda water.

B. Syrup, soda water and ice cream

C. Syrup, soda water and ice cubes

D. Soda water , ice cubes and extra lemon

E. Soda water , ice cream and extra lemon

Read the following text to answer the questions no 37 to 40!

Nature VS Nurture

People wondered for a long time how their personalities and behaviors are formed. Two distinct schools of thought on the matter have developed. The two approaches are very different from each other. The controversy is often referred to as nature and nurture.

Those who support the nature side of the conflict believe that our personalities and behavior patterns are largely determined by biological and genetic factors. That our environment has little to do with our abilities, characteristics, and behavior is central to this theory.

Proponents of the nurture theory claim that our environment is more important than our biologically based instinct in determining how we will act. They see humans as beings whose behavior is almost completely shaped by their surroundings.

Neither of these theories can yet fully explain human behavior. In fact, it is quite likely that the key to our behavior lies somewhere between these two extremes. That the controversy will continue for a long time is certain.

27. What do the nurture supporters think about human personality?

A. Human personalities are developed for a long time.

B. Genetic factors play big roles in a person behavior.

C. Our abilities are determined by our biological parents.

D. Our environment plays important role in our personalities. 

E. Our behavior isn’t determined by our surrounding.

28. What does the writer think about the controversy above?

A. It is over now

B. It has really ended

C. It will not end soon 

D. It is easily solved now

E. It will be confusing.

29. The main idea of the first paragraph is . . .

A. There are two opinions about what determines our personalities

B. Personalities and behavior are formed by nature and environment

C. The nature and nurture are not the only matters that determine our personalities

D. The environment has no influence on the formation of our personalities

E. There is a conflict between nature supporters and environment supporters

30. ” ... determined by biological and genetic factors.”

The underlined word can be replaced by....

A. decided

B. chosen

C. picked out

D. agreed

E. prevented


Read the following text to answer the questions No. 41 and 42!

A poor boy sold goods from door to door to pay his school fee. One day he had only a little money left and he was very hungry. He decided to ask for some food at the next house he visited. However he was so nervous when a lovely young woman opened the door. He only asked for a glass of water. The woman thought that the boy was hungry so she gave him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked. “How much do I owe you?” “You don’t owe me anything,” she replied, “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” He said, “Then, thank you from my heart.” As the poor boy left that house, he felt stronger. His faith in God was getting stronger too. He had been ready to stop his study but now he got a spirit to continue it until he became a doctor.

Some years later that young woman became critically ill. She was sent to the big city to cure her disease. The poor boy was the doctor. When he knew the name of the town she came from. He went to meet her. He recognized her at once. He tried hard to save the woman’s life. From then on he gave special attention to the sick woman. After a long struggle, the woman could be cured. The poor boy paid all the bill. He wrote “Paid in full with one glass of milk” under the bill. When the woman opened the bill, tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed,” thank you God that your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands.

31. Why did the boy ask food from the house he visited?

32. “Some years later that young woman became critically ill.” (paragraph 2)

The underlined word can be replaced by....

33. Arrange these sentences below in good order

How to make a pencil case

a. Find a bag or box that suitable with your choice of size. It doesn’t have be a nice looking, but strong and clean.

b. Cover the box with paper, any color

c. Decorate the container.

d. Choose the size you want. If you want to put longer items, such as a ruler placed in your pencil case, you will need a longer pencil case.

Cell phones or cellular phones are small portable radio phones. Mobile phones are often referred to as cordless or wireless phones.

This wireless telephone can make it easier for you to establish long-distance communication. The cell phone is connected to the cell site (the nearest base station) which is used to connect it to the main network on the telephone. Almost all regions of cell phone development are increasing, but if one cell phone with another has a long distance from the main cell, the new cell will take control in making calls. This will result in a call using new cells that are connected or called takeovers. Mobile users don't know if their calls are moved to another cell. This happens because the takeover is done carefully and well.

Now the price of cell phones is cheaper because it is popular among many people and many who want to have it. Per month there is the lowest cell phone fee of US$ 30 to US$ 40. Because of its cheap purchases, now mobile phones have replaced the role of public telephones and coin phones except for residents who live in large numbers of cities.

34. What is the generic structure of the text above?

35. Rearrange the following sentences to form a meaningful paragraph!

1. He won his first tournament just days before his 18th birthday.

2. Bjorn Rune Borg was born on June, 1956 in Stockholm, Sweden.

3. He dropped out of school to devote himself to training fulltime when he was 13 years Old.

4. At the age of 11, he won his first tennis tournament.

5. Borg qualified for the Swedish Davis up tea, at age 15 and won both of his single matches. 

A. Kunci Jawaban Soal PG

11 A            21 B            31 C

12 C            22 C            32 E

13 C            23 D            33 B

14 B            24 C             34 A

15 C             25 E            35 B

16 D            26 A            36 C

17 E             27 C            37 D

18 E             28 B            38 C

19 D            29 A              39 A

20 B             30 B             40 A

B. Pedoman Penskoran Soal Uraian 

31. / Because he was hungry/Because he had only little money left.

32. Sick

33. D A B C

34. 1. General classification 2. Description

35. 2-4-3-5-1


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