Part A : Reading Comprehension
In 1958, The Navy's nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus surfaced in the Greenland Sea after 1.830 miles journey, under the polar ice pack, trom the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. A number of surface ships had sailed between those oceans, either via the Northwest Passage, close to the island of the Canadian Artic, or via the Northeast Passage, along the northern coasts of the Europe and Asia; the Nautilus, however, was the first ship to go trom ocean to ocean via the North Pole.
The Nautilus; 96 hours, sailed an almost direct course under the ice travelling a greater part of the way at a depth of 400 feet and a speed of 20. knots. The submarine was well bellow the ice, which in general is only 7 to 14 feet thick, though stalactites sometimes reach depths of 125 feet.
This voyage effectively brought to the world's attention the pot ntial role of nuclear-powered subma
rines, capable of prowling beneath the polar pack and launching missile trom any of the countless lagoons and channels of open water that divide it.
The submarines also seems to have designed to offset the effect of the Soviet sputniks on the world opinion. Although the Nautilus did not come back emptyhanded trom the scientific point of view, the voyage was as much a demonstration of potential as if was a potential expedition. Undoubtedly, much more was learned about the polar pack by those aboard the two American and two Soviet ice borne, scientific, stations then adrift in he Artic ocean than by the group that manned 'the Nautilus.
1. The Nautilus was the first ship of any kind to sail between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans along a northern route.
D. Impossible to determine
2. The unusual feature of this inter-ocean voyage was that the Nautilus
A. Sailed to the Greenland Sea
B. Journey under the ice park
C. Traveled thousand of miles
D. Traveled form the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans.
3. The length of the time of the Nautilus journey was…
A. 69 hours 'B. 19 hours c. 96hours D. 83 hours
4. The Nautilus …
A. Steered a direct course via the North Pole.
B. Traveled at depth of 400 feet
C. Average 40 knots
D. Both A and B
5. The polar ice pack generally measures …
A. 7 feet thick
B. 7 to 14 feetthick
C. 14 feet thick
D. 125 feetthick
6. The journey of the Nautilus
A. had no military significance
B. prove to the world the capability of the nuclear powered submarines to navigate in the polar waters.
C. Prove that the atomic-powered submarines can not be used to lanch missiles
D. Was little noted by the rest of the world
7. According to the author, the voyage ofthe Nautilus was, trom the scientific point of view.
A. more a demontration of potential than a scientific expedition.
B. More an expedition than a demonstration.
C. A complete failure
D. A magnificent success
8. At the the time of the voyage of the Nautilus
A. the polar ice pack was completely uninhabited
B. America scientist were studying the ice park
C. Russian scientist were studying the ice park
D. Both B and C
Part B : Vocabulary and Idiom
9. I have put the water in, not ready to ... the we potatoes.
10. The... with Charles is, he does not knoW his or mind. .
11. If you have a sore-throat it is very difficultto ...
12. Hewas one ofthe ... people I have ever known; he never stopped eating.
13. As the eldest son, he ... a lot of money when his father died.
A. came across
B. came into
C. came to
D. came about
14. I... I knew which car was going to win the race.
15. A cat ... its paw before it washes its face.
16. He had a very bad cold and he could not stop ...
17. I am ... to win the competition, as I need the price, which is fifty dollas very badly.
18. Bonuses paid according to merit served as a / an ... for the market of the staff to work hard.
19. Sam never told his wife how much he... as a window cleaner.
20. It's impossible to shave with this razor, it's not sharp enough. It needs a new.;.
Part C : Structure and Usage
21. What... for a living?
A. do you do
B. are doing
C. you do
D. will you do
22. The foundation could only provide ... assistence.
23. I am aftaid you have to deal with a / an ... merchant.
24. You want to help an old lady with a heavy suitcase crossing the street and you say...
A. "ShaH I carry that bag?"
B. "Can I carry that bag?"
C. "Might I carry that bag?"
D. "Must I carry that bag?"
25. Do you remember ... you in your work?
A. my assistance
B. my assisting
C. I am assisting
D. Me assisting
26. This man is a ... citizen ofthis country.
27. The scheme is not only acceptable ... has government approval.
D. but also
29. I wish ... busy yesterday;
I could have gone with you to Puncak.
A. hadn't been
D. haven't been
30. The small car, ... , is in high demand.
A. with a low price and comfortable
B. cheap and has a lot of comfort
C. low in price and large in comfort
D. inexpensive but some comfortable
BAHASA INGGRIS 1999