Bank Soal Bahasa Inggris SMP dengan Jawaban – Bank Soal Narrative Text

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            Teks narrative adalah sebuah teks yang berisi cerita untuk menghibur pendengar atau pembacanya. Teks ini berkaitan dengan rangkaian peristiwa yang mengarah ke suatu krisis, yang akhirnya menemukan penyelesaian.

            Ciri teks narrative yaitu adanya unsur konflik (masalah) dan resolusi (penyelesaian masalah). Dalam sebuah teks narrative, pembaca mungkin dapat menemukan konflik dan penyelesaiannya lebih dari satu. Contoh teks narrative  yaitu legenda, dongeng fabel, dan cerita inspiratif.

Struktur Teks Narrative

1.     Orientation: pengenalan tokoh, waktu, dan tempat kejadian cerita.

2.     Complication: pengembangan konflik (masalah).

3.     Resolution: penyelesaian konflik (masalah).

4.     Re-orientation: perubahan yang terjadi pada tokoh atau pelajaran yang dapat dipetik dari cerita (bagian ini bersifat opsional, tidak harus ada dalam teks).

Ciri-ciri Kebahasaan Teks Narrative

1.     Menggunakan past tense.

2.     Biasanya diawali dengan adverb of time (kata keterangan waktu), misalnya long ago, once upon a time, one day,atau adverb of place (kata keterangan tempat), misalnya in a faraway land, in a very quiet village.

3.     Menggunakan kata hubung waktu (temporal conjunction), misalnya then, after that, before.

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Bank Soal Text Narrative dengan Jawaban 

The following text is for questions 1 to 4

a wealthy businessman worried about his son’s bad habits so he sought counsel from a wise old man
bank soal narrative text nomor 1 - 4

A wealthy businessman worried about his son's bad habits, so he sought counsel from a wise, old man. The Old man met the man's son and took him out for a stroll. They walked into the woods, and the old man showed the boy a small sapling and asked him to pull it out. The boy did so with ease, and they walked on. 

The old man then asked the boy to pull out a small plant. The boy did that too, with 8 little effort. As they walked, the Old man asked the boy to pull out the bush, which he did. The next was a small tree, which the child had to struggle a lot to pull out. Finally, the old man showed him a bigger tree and asked the child to pull it out. The Child failed to pull it out even after trying several times, in different ways.

The old man looked at the boy, smiled and said, "So is the case with habits, good or bad".

Adopted from: 

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/moral-stories-forkids_00369197/#gref (28th November 2018)

1.     The bussinessman worried about his son because he ….

A.   was spoiled

B.   was unlucky 

C.   behaved badly

D.   disobeyed his parents

2.     Why do think the boy failed to pull out a bigger tree?

A.   It was a big challenge.

B.   He had done his best.

C.   The tree roots had settled deeply.

D.   The tree had a thin but strong stem.

3.     What can we learn from the story?

A.   It is best to do everything with great efforts.

B.   It is hard to get rid of permanent bad habits.

C.   There will be many problems in human’s life.

D.   Nobody can change our bad habits if we don’t change them.

4.     “The child failed to pull it out ….” (paragraph 2)

What does the underlined word refer to?

A.   bushes           

B.   a sapling

C.    a small tree

D.   a bigger tree

The following text is for questions 5 to 8

if the hunter met a wild animal on the way he probably would ... it
a village

            Once upon a time, a hunter lived in a village. He used to boast of his brave hunting trips to the villagers. The villagers respected him a lot. He mostly told everyone how he had fought a lion bare-handed. He said that the tiny animals used to get scared even at the sight of him.

            One day, the hunter was passing through a forest. He met a woodcutter from the same village.

            The boastful hunter approached him and said, “How are you? It’s a fine day, isn’t it?”

            “Yes, yes, indeed!” the woodcutter replied.

            “Well, can you tell me if you have seen some footprints of the lion nearby? It’s been months since I defeated any.”

            The woodcutter knew that the hunter only boasted, so he said, “Yes, a lion is in a nearby den. Can I take you there?”

            The scared hunter said, “No… No… I only just wanted to see his footprints,”

            Finally, the boastful hunter ran away from the spot.

5.     What is the best tittle for the text?

A.    A Boastfull Hunter

B.     A Brave Woodcutter

C.     A Woodcutter’s Advice

D.    A Woodcutter’s Rewars

6.     What did the hunter boast about himself?

A.     Nobody defeated him.

B.     He was the smartest man.

C.     He was the strongest man.

D.    He was the most courageous man.

7.     What did the hunter feel when the woodcutter said that there was a lion in a nearby den?

A.     Upset.

B.     Scared.

C.     Jealous.

D.    Dissapointed.

8.     If the hunter met a wild animal on the way, he probably would … it.

A.     trap

B.     fight

C.     catch

D.    avoid

The following text is for questions 9 to 12

how could you describe the first fish
Large Fish

            Three large fish lived very happily in a pond which few people ever passed.

            One day two men who were passing by the pond saw the fish. One of them said, “Let us hurry home and get our nets. Those fish are too fine to lose.”

            The three fish were very much frightened. The first one thought a moment, then swam through the outlet of the pond into the river.

            When the men came back with their nets, there were only two fish to be seen. They found the outlet of the pond and made a dam across it.

            The second fish now began to think. It came to the top of the water and floated on its back. One of the men picked it up in his net, but it seemed dead, so he threw it back into the water.

            The fish that never thought sank to the bottom of the pond and was easily caught.

9.     What is the main idea of paragraph five?

A.     A man picked the second fish.

B.     The second fish could finally save itself.

C.     The second fish pretended of being dead.

D.    A man threw the second fish back to the pond.

10.  What was the main problem of the story?

A.     The fish could not escape from the men.

B.     Two men was going to catch the three fish.

C.     The third fish didn’t think about how to save itsef.

D.    The fish looked for ways to escape themselves from the men.

11.  How could you describe the first fish?

A.    Smart.

B.     Honest.

C.     Patient.

D.    Humble.

12.  From the text we can learn that …

A.     a good man is hard to find

B.     two heads are better than one

C.     no one succeeds without efforts

D.    a good beginning makes a good ending

The following text is for questions 13 to 17

Contoh soal narrative text dengan jawabannya
the gods and goddesses


    Long, long ago, when the gods and goddesses used to mingle in the affairs of mortals, there was a small kingdom on the slope of Mount Wayang in West Java. The King, named Sang Prabu, was a wise man.

    He had an only daughter, called Princess Teja Nirmala, who was famous for her beauty but she was not married. One day Sang Prabu made up his mind to settle the matter through a show of strength. 

    After that, the Prince of Blambangan, named Raden Begawan won the competition.  Unfortunately, the wicked fairy, Princess Segara fell in love with Raden Begawan and used magic power to render him unconscious and he forgot his wedding. 

    When Sang Prabu was searching, Raden Begawan saw him and soon realized that he had been enchanted by the wicked fairy. The fairy could not accept this, so she killed Raden Begawan. When Princess Teja Nirmala heard this, she was very sad. So a nice fairy took her to the Kahyangan.

13.  Which one of the following statements is false about Sang Prabu?

A.  Sang Prabu was the father of his only daughter.

B.  Sang Prabu was a king of a kingdom in West Java.

C.  Sang Prabu was taken to Kahyangan by a wicked fairy.

D.  Sang Prabu was a wise man.

Jawaban: C

14.  Why the wicked fairy did use her magic to make Raden Begawan unconscious?

A.  She didn't like Raden Begawan.

B.  She didn't want Raden Prabu to marry the princess.

C.  She wanted Teja Nirmala to forget about her wedding.

D.  She didn't want the prince of Blambangan to marry the princess.

Jawaban: D

15.  What do you think will happen if gods or goddesses cannot mingle in the affairs of people on earth at that time?

A.  Princess Segara will have married Raden Begawan.

B.  Sang Prabu will not hold a strength competition.

C.  Raden Begawan will not die.

D.  Wicked Fairy will not take Raden Begawan's life.

Jawaban: D

16.  So a nice fairy took her to the Kahyangan. (Paragraph 4) The word her in the sentence refers to ...

A.  The wicked fairy

B.  The nice fairy

C.  Princess Nirmala

D.  Prince Teja

Jawaban: C

17.  The similarity between fairies and humans according to the text.

A.  The place they live.

B.  The jealousy that they possess.

C.  The way they don't feel love.

D.  The strength they have.

Jawaban: B

The following text is for questions 18 to 27

Bank Soal Bahasa Inggris SMP dengan Jawaban – Bank Soal Narrative Text
few people lived in the New Territories

    A long time ago, very few people lived in the New Territories. There were only a few villages. If the people wanted to go from one village to another, they often had to pass through wild and unsafe forests.

    One day, a farmer's young wife went to the next village to visit her own mother and brother. She brought along her baby son. When it was time for her to leave, her brother said "it is getting dark. Let my son, Ah Tim go with you through the forest".

    So Ah Tim led the way and the young woman followed behind, carrying her baby.  When they were in the forest, suddenly they saw a group of wolves. They began to run to avoid the danger, but Ah Tim kicked against a stone and fell down. 

    At once the wolves caught him. The young woman cried to the wolves, "please eat my own son instead". Then, she put her baby son on the ground in front of the wolves and took her nephew away. Everyone understood that this was because the woman was very good and kind. She had offered her own son's life to save her nephew.

    They ran back to the house and called for help. All men in the village fetched thick sticks and went back with her into the forest. When they got there, they saw something very strange. Instead of eating the woman's baby, the wolves were playing with him.

18. What separated one village from another a long time ago in the New Territories?

A.  Another village

B.  Mountains

C.  Forests

D.  Hills

Jawaban: C

19. Who was Ah Tim?

A.  The young woman's brother.

B.  The young woman's son.

C.  The young woman's brother and nephew.

D.  The young woman's brother's son.

Jawaban: D

20. Who walked in front when they were in the forest?

A.  Ah Tm

B.  The woman

C.  The woman's son.

D.  Her brother's nephew.

Jawaban: A

21. How could the wolves catch Ah Tim?

A.  He was afraid.

B.  He was stumbled by a stone.

C.  He ran slowly.

D.  The woman cried.

Jawaban: B

22. The woman gave her son to the wolves because ...

A.  She loved her nephew than her son.

B.  She thought about how her brother would be.

C.  She wanted her son was eaten by the wolves.

D.  She was crazy.

Jawaban: B

23. What did the villagers bring sticks for?

A.  For the weapon to beat the wolves.

B.  To bring the woman's nephew.

C.  For the fire woods.

D.  For play

Jawaban: A

24. "all men in the village fetched thick stick …" The word "fetched" has a similar meaning to:

A.  Received

B.  Caught

C.  Got

D.  Hit

Jawaban: C

25. From the passage we learn that the villages were ...

A.  Located in one huge area.

B.  Situated in a large district.

C.  Separated by untamed jungles.

D.  Wild and unsafe.

Jawaban: C

26. The brother let her son go with his aunt as she left home because ...

A.  Ah Tim wanted to see the wolves.

B.  His aunt wanted him to come along.

C.  Ah Tim was bored living with his parents.

D.  Ah Tim would be a guardian for them.

Jawaban: D

27. What is the purpose of the writer in writing the story above?

A.  To describe the danger of the villages.

B.  To entertain the readers of the story.

C.  To tell the villagers relationship.

D.  To explain how important a relative is.

Jawaban: B

The following text is for questions 28 to 31

The Ant and The Dove

soal latihan narrative text
Narrative Text The Ant and The Dove

    An ant went to the river to get a drink. The water rushed along so fast that he washed off the bank into the river. The ant cried for help but his voice was so tiny so it could not be herd clearly. 

    A dove was sitting on the tree that overhung the water. The dove saw the ant struggling, and quickly nipped off a leaf and let it fall into the water. The ant climbed up upon the leaf and floated down the river until the leaf was washed upon the bank of stream. 

    The ant call out in his tiny voice, "thank you kind dove, you have saved my life." but of course the dove could not hear him.

    Several days after this, the dove was again sitting on a tree,. A hunter crept carefully on the tree. His gun was pointed at the dove and when he was about to shoot the dove, his leg was bitten by an ant.

The hunter cried out with pain and dropped his gun. This frightened the dove and she flew away. 

"Thank you kind ant", said the dove. The ant heard and he was glad. 

28. What did the dove do when she saw an ant almost drowning?

A. She struggled to free the ant.

B. She nipped off a leaf for the ant to climb upon.

C. She rushed along the river to help.

D. She sat and watched the ant to save his life

Jawaban: B

29. ... but his voice was so tiny that it could not be heard clearlyThe word 'it' in that sentence refers to?

A. The ant's cry

B. The rough river

C. The floating leaf

D. The rushed water

Jawaban: A

30. What can we learn from the story above?

A. A friend in need is a friend indeed

B. The higher you are the more you need others

C. The good man will not need other people help

D. The weaker the creature the brave it will be

Jawaban: A

31. From the story above we know that....

A. The dove was killed by the hunter

B. The ant saved his own life from the danger

C. The ant and the dove helped each other

D. The hunter want to kill both creatures

Jawaban: C

The following text is for questions 32 to 35

“Talaga Warna”
Cerita Talaga Warna Sebuah Contoh Narrative Text
Contoh Narrative Text Talaga Warna

    Long ago there was a kingdom in West Java. The kingdom was ruled by a king called Prabu.Prabu was a kind and wise king, and there was no hunger in his kingdom. But Prabuand his queen didn’t have any children. It made them very, very sad.

    Then one day Prabu went into the jungle. There he prayed to his god for a child. A few months later, the queen was expecting a baby, and all the people in the kingdom were happy. Prabu and the queen loved their little daughter and gave her everything. This made the princess a very spoiled girl. If she didn’t get what she wanted, she became very angry. But even though the princess behaved badly, her parents loved her, and so did the people in the kingdom.

    Day by day, the princess grew more beautiful. When she was 17, her parents invited all the people in the kingdom to a party. Prabu took their gift s of gold and bright jewels and had a a beautiful necklace made for his daughter.

    On the day of the birthday, people gathered in the palace field. When Prabu and the queen appeared, people welcomed them happily. The cheers were even louder when the beautiful princess appeared. Prabu took the necklace. “My beloved daughter,” he said, “today I give this necklace to you. It is a gift from the people of this country because they love you so much.”The princess looked at the necklace. “I don’t want it! It’s ugly!” she shouted, and she threw the necklace on the ground, where it broke into pieces. Everyone was shocked. Nobody spoke.They never thought that their beloved princess would do that terrible thing.

    In their silence people heard the queen crying. Everyone was sad and began crying,too. A pool of water formed on the ground. Soon the pool became a big lake. The lake sank all of the kingdom.

    Today, people call the lake Talaga Warna. It means ‘Lake of Colors’. It is located in Puncak, West Java. On a bright day, the lake is full of amazing colors, which in fact come from the reflection of the trees and flowers around it. But some people believe that the colors are from the princess’s necklace, which still lies in pieces at the bottom of the lake.

32. Which of the following statements is correct?

A. King Prabu and his queen had lots of children.

B. The little princess was a very good child.

C. Prabu gave his wife a necklace for her birthday.

D. The people in Prabu’s kingdom loved their royal family.

Jawaban: D

33. . The people were shocked

A. by Prabu’s words to his daughter.

B. by the princess’s bad behavior.

C. when the royal family appeared.

D. when the queen began to cry.

Jawaban: B

34. “I don’t want it! It’s ugly!” The underlined word means:

A. not pretty

B. cheap

C. attractive

D. not modern

Jawaban: A

35. The lake is called Talaga Warna because ...

A. of the necklace that lies at the bottom.

B. of the colors reflected in the water.

C. that was the name of the princess.

D. It is located in Puncak.

Jawaban: B

The following text is for questions 36 to 42

Contoh narrative text a peacock that took immense pride in its stunning appearance
a peacock that took immense pride in its stunning appearance

    Once upon a time, there existed a peacock that took immense pride in its stunning appearance. The only source of discontentment in its life was its proximity to an unattractive owl. Daily, the peacock would visit the owl’s dwelling and deride the owl’s appearance, while the owl endured these insults in silence.

    Despite the earnest efforts of other forest creatures to impart wisdom to the peacock, it remained swayed by its own physical allure.

    One night, a rainstorm struck, causing flooding that left the peacock’s nest in ruins. Homeless and without sustenance, the peacock came to the owl’s abode to ask for food. To its surprise, the owl not only provided food but also extended an invitation for the peacock to stay.

36. What did the peacock take immense pride in?

A. Its wisdom

B. Its stunning appearance

C. Its singing ability

D. its hunting skills

E. its speed

Jawaban: B

37. What was the source of discontentment in the peacock’s life?

A. Its lack of friends

B. Its inability to fly

C. Its proximity to an unattractive owl

D. Its small nest

Jawaban: C

38. How did the peacock treat the owl daily?

A. It complimented the owl’s appearance

B. It ignored the owl completely

C. It shared its food with the owl

D. It derided the owl’s appearance

Jawaban: D

39. Despite the efforts of other forest creatures, what did the peacock remain consumed by?

A. Its owl physical allure

B. Its musical talents

C. Its athletic prowess

D. Its love for the rain

Jawaban: A

40. What happened during the rainstorm mentioned in the text?

A. The owl’s nest was destroyed

B. The peacock’s appearance changed

C. The peacock insulted the owl even more

D. The peacock’s nest was flooded

Jawaban: D

41. What was the peacock’s reaction when it sought refuge and sustenance at the owl’s abode during the rainstorm?

A. It insulted the owl again

B. It asked the owl to leave

C. It was turned away by the owl

D. It was surprised by the owl’s kindness

Jawaban: D

42. What do we learn about the owl from the text?

A. The owl was proud of its looks

B. The owl enjoyed insulting the peacock

C. The owl was unattractive but kind-hearted

D. The owl had a stunning appearance like the peacock

Jawaban: C

The following text is for questions 43 to 


contoh soal latihan narrative text dan contoh narrative text
A street sweeper was doing his job 

    A street sweeper was doing his job when he came across some money lying on the ground. He decided to use it to buy a surprise present for his little daughter. He bought a jar of honey, rushed home and left it on the table, so that his daughter would find it as soon as she came home from school. But, alas, it was the flies that ate the honey.

    The sweeper was so angry that he went to ask the judge to give orders for the flies to be arrested and condemned to death.

    You are absolutely right, smiled they judge, but as you will well understand, we cannot mobilize the army against these rascals. We shall see justice done in another way. Every time you see a fly, strike it down. I authorize you to execute them yourself. Furthermore, I demand personally that you do not allow even a single one of these thieving flies to escape.

    Yes, your honor. You can count on me, the sweeper assured him.

    At that very moment, a fly decided to settle on the judges head and the sweeper did not hesitate: he raised his brush and brought it crashing down on the judges head. The guards were about to arrest him, when the judge recovered and intervened. Leave him be, he ordered, he has taught me not to say foolish things to simpletons.

43. What is the text about?

A. The street sweeper and the judge.

B. The flies and the rascals.

C. The guards and their master.

D. The court and the simpletons.

Jawaban: A

44. The last paragraph of the text tells you about what the street sweeper

A. did to carry out the judges order

B. liked doing during his real life

C. made to buy honey for his daughter

D. got as a result of his bad behavior

Jawaban: A

45. Which substance do we need to have a healthy digestive system?

A. Vitamins.

B. Calories.

C. Fiber.

D. Carbohydrate.

Jawaban: C

46. What is the moral value of the story?

A. There is no justice for foolish people.

B. It is dangerous to talk to street sweepers.

C. A judge should be careful with his or her orders.

D. We must be careful with stupid persons in this life.

Kunci jawaban: D

47. Yes, your honor. You can count on me, the sweeper assured him.

What does the phrase count on in the sentence mean?

A. Get

B. Ask

C. Pay

D. Trust.

Jawaban: D

48. .so that his daughter would find it as soon as she came home from school.

What does the word it in the sentence refer to?

A. The money.

B. The fly.

C. The honey.

D. The jar.

Jawaban: C

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