a cap seller

Once, a cap seller was passing through a jungle. He was dead tired and needed to rest. Then, he stopped and spread a cloth under a tree. He placed his bag full of caps bear him and lay down with his cap on his head.
The cap seller had a sound sleep for one hour. When he got up, the first thing he did was to look into his bag. He was startled when he found all his caps were not there. He was wondering where they could have gone. Indeed, he was greatly puzzled.
When he looked up the sky, he was very surprised to see monkeys sitting on the branches of a tree, each wearing a cap on his head. They had evidently done it to imitate him.
He decided to get his caps back by making a humble request to the monkeys. In return, the monkeys only made faces of him. When he began to make gestures, even when he raised his fist towards them to threaten them, they also imitated him.
At last he hit upon a clever idea. “Monkeys are a great imitator,” he thought. So he took off his own cap and threw it down on the ground. As he had expected, all the monkeys took off the caps and threw it down on the ground. Quickly he stood up and collected the caps, put them back into his bag and went away.

6. Why was each monkey wearing a cap on their head?
a. They liked them
b. They liked wearing caps
c. They were imitating the cap seller
d. They were teasing the cap seller
e. They had stolen the caps

7. What is the moral value of the text?
a. Monkeys are clever animals
b. Put your belongings in a safe place
c. Kindness must be possessed by everyone
d. Foolishness is a source of faulty
e. You have to know who you are talking to

By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative

The Rabbit’s Revenge

Contoh soal Pilihan Ganda Narrative beserta jawabannya.

The Rabbit’s Revenge

Long, long time ago a rabbit and a lion were neighbours. The lion was very proud, and was fond of boasting about his strength. And though they were such close neighbours, the lion looked down upon the rabbit, and used to bully and frighten her. Finally, the rabbit could stand it no longer and wanted to get her own back.
One day she went to the lion and said, “Good day, respected elder brother. Imagine it, I met an animal over there who looked exactly like you, and he said to me, ‘Is there anyone in the world who dares stand up to me/ if there is, let him come and have a duel with me. If there is no one, all of you have to submit to my rule and be my servants!” “Oh, he was an intolerable braggart! He is so puffed up with pride that his eyes can’t even light on anyone!” added the rabbit.
“Oho,” the lion said. “Didn’t you mention me to him?”
“Yes, indeed,” the rabbit replied. “but it would have been better if I hadn’t. When I described how strong you were, he just sneered and said dreadfully rude things. He even went so far as to say that he wouldn’t take you for his attendant!”
The lion flew into a rage and roared, “Where is he? Where is he?”
So the rabbit took the lion behind a hill and, not going too near herself, pointed to a deep well from a distance, and said, “He is down there, in the well.”
The lion hastened to the well and glared angrily into it. Yes there as his rival who even glared back at him angrily. The lion roared, and his enemy roared back. The lion became so furious that his hair stood on end. So did his enemy’s in the well. The lion showed his teeth and lashed out with his paws to scare his rival and his enemy in the well retaliated! In a fit of anger the lion sprang into the air with all his might and then flung himself at the enemy in the well. The result was that the proud lion was instantly drowned.

Who do you think of the animal in the well?
a. The image of the lion himself
b. An intolerable braggart
c. A stronger animal
d. Another lion
e. His neighbor

The lion was proud of his…
a. Hair
b. Eyes
c. Teeth
d. Paws
e. Strength

What we can learn from the story?
a. Be a good neighbor
b. Don’t be so arrogant
c. We must help each other
d. An enemy can be a good friend
e. A friend in need is a friend indeed

What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
a. The lion was too furious that he challenged the other animal to fight.
b. The rabbit told the lion that a strong animal challenged him to duel.
c. The rabbit and the lion went to a hill to fight the strong animal.
d. The rabbit was successfully in defeating the lion.
e. The lion was challenged by a strong animal.

fine clothes

The Emperor always wore the finest clothes in the Empire. He was very proud of his fine clothes, so when some men started advertising a new type of clothes “finer than the Emperor’s” he immediately went to see for himself. He asked the men why the new clothes were finer than this, but the men would not tell him. “That is our secret,” they said. Finally, the Emperor decided to buy all of the new clothes so that he would still have the finest clothes in the Empire. As he walked out of the shop wearing some of new clothes, a child shouted, “Look! The Emperor understood the “secret” of his fine new clothes.

Which of the following examples shows that the Emperor was proud of his clothes?
a.He always wore the finest clothes in the Empire
b.He went to see the new clothes
c.He bought all the new clothes so that he would have the finest clothes
d.He understood the “secret” of the fine new clothes
e.He didn’t wear any clothes

A secret is ……
a.something that is not true
b.something about which people will not tell others
c.a special type of clothes
d.a special way of making clothes
e.something that no one knows

By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative

Monkey and Crocodile

One day a monkey wanted to cross a river. He saw a crocodile in the river, so he asked the crocodile to take him across the other side. The crocodile told the monkey to jump on its back. Then the crocodile swam down the river.
Now, the crocodile was very hungry, so when it was in the middle of the river, it stopped and said to the monkey, ”Monkey, my father is very sick. He must eat the heart of the monkey. Then he will be strong again.”
The monkey thought for a while. Then he told the crocodile to swim back to the river bank.
“What’s for?” asked the crocodile.
“Because I didn’t bring my heart with me,” said the monkey. “I left it under the tree, near some coconuts.”
So, the crocodile turned around and swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back and climbed up to the top of a tree.
“Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile.
“You are foolish,” the monkey said to the crocodile. “Now I am free and you have nothing.”
The monkey told the crocodile not to try to fool him again. The crocodile swam away, hungry.

The crocodile stopped in the middle of the river because …..
A.his father wanted to eat a heart of a monkey
B.the monkey forgot to bring his heart
C.he had to eat a heart of a monkey
D.his father was very sick
E.he was hungry

The monkey wanted to return to the river bank …….
A.in order to get his heart
B.as he talked to the crocodile
C.so he could get some coconuts
D.to run away from the crocodile
E.because the crocodile stop swimming

What can we learn from the text?
A.Intelligence is everything
B.Strength will win the game
C.Strength will defeat smartness
D.Smartness without strength is nothing
E.Strength can be defeated by smartness

By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative

The Three Sheiks and Queen of Arabia

The Three Sheiks and Queen of Arabia

Maura, who liked to be thought of as the most beautiful and powerful queen of Arabia, had many suitors. One by one she discarded them, until her list was reduced to just threes sheiks, all equally young and handsome, rich and strong. It was very hard to decide who would be the best of them.
One evening, Maura disguised herself and went to the camp of the three sheiks, as they were about to have dinner, and asked them for something to eat.
The first gave her some leftover food; the second gave her some unappetizing camel’s tail; the third sheik, who was called Hakim, offered her some of the most tender and tasty meat. After dinner, the disguised queen left the sheiks’ camp.
The following day the queen invited the three sheiks to dinner at her palace. She ordered her servants to give each one exactly what they had given her the evening before.
Hakim, who received a plate of delicious meat, refused to eat it if the other two could not share it with him, and this act finally convinced Queen Maura that he was the man for her.
“Without question, Hakim is the most generous of you,” she announced her choice to the sheiks, “So, it is Hakim I will marry.”

The three sheiks were not…..

Which statement is true about the queen?
A.The queen was the most powerful queen in Africa
B.The queen was very proud of her beauty and riches
C.The queen herself served the sheiks with delicious food
D.The queen was very careful in deciding whom the would marry
E.The queen was very satisfied with the food given by the sheiks

The queen ordered her servants to give the sheiks the same kind of food she got from them the evening before because……
A.She wanted to entertain her guests
B.She wanted to test the sheiks’ taste
C.She wanted to see the sheiks’ reaction
D.She wanted to make a joke of the sheiks
E.She wanted to repay the sheiks’ kindness

The main idea of paragraph six is…..
A.Hakim was an unselfish person
B.Hakim was served with succulent meat
C.Hakim was satisfied with the food served
D.Hakim wanted to share the food with the sheiks
E.Hakim had made the queen find the resolution of her problem

By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative

Three fish

Once three fish lived in a pond. One evening, some fishermen passed by the pond and saw the fish. ‘This pond is full of fish’, they told each other excitedly. ‘we have never fished here before. We must come back tomorrow morning with our nets and catch these fish!’ So saying, the fishermen left.
When the eldest of the three fish heard this, he was troubled. He called the other fish together and said, ‘Did you hear what the fishermen said? W must leave this pond at once. The fishermen will return tomorrow and kill us all!’ The second of the three fish agreed. ‘You are right’, he said. ‘We must leave the pond.’
But the youngest fish laughed. ‘You are worrying without reason’, he said. ‘We have lived in this pond all our lives, and no fisherman has ever come here. Why should these men return? I am not going anywhere – my luck will keep me safe’.
The eldest of the fish left the pond that very evening with his entire family. The second fish saw the fishermen coming in the distance early next morning and left the pond at once with all his family. The third fish refused to leave even then.
The fishermen arrived and caught all the fish left in the pond. The third fish’s luck did not help him – he was caught and killed.

What is the topic of the story?
A.The fishermen
B.The cruel fishermen
C.The three fish
D.Wise fish
E.Life in the pond

Which of the following is NOT the moral of the story?
A.Worrying without reason is unwise
B.Act as soon as possible whenever a problem is approaching
C.It not enough to rely on luck
D.Stay out of troubles
E.If you see a danger ahead of you and act before it arrives, you will be saved

The fishermen did not catch the fish that very evening because …..
A.The did not bring their fishing equipment
B.They needed more people to catch the fish
C.It was already dark so they could not see the fish clearly
D.It was cold to fish at night
E.They were in hurry

The word ‘distance’ in paragraph 4 has the same meaning as …..
C.Within reach

By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative

The Princess and the Pea


There once was a prince who wanted to marry a princess, but it had to be real princess.  So he went all over the world looking for a real princess.  Everywhere he met young ladies told him they were real princess, but could never be completely sure that this was true.  There was always something about them that did not seem quite right.  And so, after along time, the prince went back home to his parents and was very sad.


One evening there was a terrible storm.  It rained heavily and there was thunder and lightning in the sky above the royal castle.  Then there was a knock at the castle gate.  The old king went out to see who it could be.


A princess was standing outside the gate.  The rain ran down over her hair and clothes and into her shoes.  She told the king that she was a real princess, and he asked her to come inside.


“Well, said the old queen.  We’ll soon find out if that is true.  She went into the guest bedroom and took the mattress and blanket of the bed.  Then she put a little green pea on the bed.  She put twenty mattress on top of the pea, and then twenty mattress on top of the pea, and then twenty blankets on top of the mattress.  This was where the princess was going to spend the night.


The next morning the queen asked the princess how she had slept.


“oh, it was terrible” answered the princess.  Í didn’t close my eyes all night.  I don’t know what was in my bed, but I lay on something hard, and now I am black and blue all over.  It was quite a terrible night.”


Now, the king, the queen and the prince could be sure that this was a real princess she had felt the little pea trough twenty mattresses and twenty blankets.  Only a real princess will be able to do that.


So the prince married the princess and the pea was put in a museum for everyone to see, unless someone has taken it, it’s still there today.


1.      What text type is it?

a)      descriptive

b)      anecdote

c)      spoof

d)      recount

e)      narrative


2.      The king, the queen and the prince were sure they have found a real princess because…..

a)      the princess was coming to the royal castle

b)      the princess had felt the little pea through twenty mattress and twenty blankets

c)      the princess told the king that she was a real princess

d)      the princess was staying at the royal castle and spent the night there

e)      the princess was able to sleep soundly and had a wonderful night


3.      The correct rhetoric of the text is…..

a)      orientation – complication – reorientation – resolution – evaluation

b)      evaluation – reorientation – resolution – orientation – complication

c)      orientation – resolution – evaluation – complication – reorientation

d)      orientation – evaluation – complication – resolution – reorientation

e)      evaluation – reorientation – resolution – complication – orientation


4.      “So he went all over the world looking for a real princess.” (Paragraph 1)

The antonym of the underlined word is…..

a)      fake

b)      true

c)      right

d)      exact

e)      correct


5.      “And unless someone has taken it, it’s still there today.” (Last paragraph)

The underlined word has the same meaning with…..

a)      because

b)      since

c)      otherwise

d)      if not

e)      if


6.      Why did the prince go back home to his parents after a long time?

a)      Because he didn’t want to marry a real princess

b)      Because he was looking for a real princess to marry

c)      Because he couldn’t be sure and find a real prince to marry

d)      Because his parents insisted him to find a real princess

e)      Because he was forced to find a real princess to marry


7.      “The old queen was trying to prove whether the princess was real or not by putting a little green pea on the bed.”

This main idea is found in paragraph…..

a)      5

b)      4

c)      3

d)      2

e)      1



By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative

Golden Eggs

      Long time ago a remote village, in central China was inhabited mainly with farmers and hunters.

One day, a poor farmer lost his entire livestock to flood. He prayed hard to God for help or his family would die of starvation.

Few days later, an old man with long grey beard, passed by his house took pity on him. He gave him a goose and said “ I don’t have any expensive thing to give you and hope this goose will help you to ease your hardship.”

A week later to almost surprise the farmer found and egg in his yard. This was no ordinary egg. It was a golden egg. He was suddenly overcome with joy.

Thereafter, his livelihood had rapidly improved but the farmer had forgotten his earlier hardship. He became lazy, arrogant and spendthrift.

Strangely, the goose only laid one golden egg every six months. The greedy farmer lost his patient and slaughtered his goose thinking there were plenty of golden eggs inside its stomach.

Though he very much regretted for his foolishness, it’s already too late.


1.      What did the story teach us?

a)      It taught not to be greedy and contented with what we had

b)      It taught us to pray to God for help

c)      It taught us foolishness did not pay

d)      It taught us not to be lazy or arrogant

e)      It taught us not to forget a good deed


2.      What is the communicative purpose of the text?

a)      To share an amusing  story with other

b)      To inform readers about the farmer and the goose

c)      To describe how the farmer got rich

d)      To persuade the reader to read the story

e)      To entertain the reader with an interesting story


3.      Which of the statement described his downfall?

a)      He prayed for God’s help or his family would die

b)      He did not believe the old man

c)      A week later to his utmost surprised he found a golden egg

d)      He lost his patient and slaughtered his goose

e)      He forgotten his hardship and became lazy and arrogant and spendthrift


4.      Which part of the story is orientation?

a)      One day, a poor farmer lost his entire livestock

b)      Few days later an old man, with long grey beard, passed by his house took a pity on him

c)      A week later to his utmost surprise the farmer found an egg in his yard

d)      Long time ago, a remote village, in central China, was inhabited mainly with farmers and hunters

e)      Strangely, the goose only laid one golden egg every six months



By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative


Once upon a time, a rabbit wanted to cross a river but he could not swim.  He had an idea.  He saw a boss of crocodile swimming in the river.  The rabbit asked the boss of crocodile, “How many crocodiles are there in the river?” the boss of crocodile answered, “We are twenty here.”  “Where are they?” the rabbit asked for the second time.  “What is it for?” the boss of crocodile asked.

“All of you are good, nice, gentle, and kind, so I want to make a line in order.  Later I will know how kind you are,” said the rabbit.  Then, the boss of crocodile called all his friends and asked them to make a line in order from one side to other side of the river.  Just then, the rabbit started to count while jumping from one crocodile to another; one… two… three… four…. Until twenty, and finally, he thanked all crocodiles because he had crossed the river.


1.      The story mainly tells us about…..

a)      twenty crocodiles

b)      the boss of the crocodiles

c)      a rabbit and twenty crocodiles

d)      a rabbit and the boss of crocodile

e)      the boss of the crocodiles and all his friends


2.      We know from the first paragraph that the rabbit actually wanted….

a)      to cross the river

b)      to swim across the river

c)      to meet the boss of crocodile

d)      to know where the crocodiles are

e)      to know the number of crocodiles there


3.      “All of you are good, nice, gentle, and kind,….” (Paragraph 2)

The underlined word is synonymous with…..

a)      wild

b)      diligent

c)      cheerful

d)      easygoing

e)     honourable




By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative


Once upon a time, there lived in Japan a peasant and his wife. They were sad couple because they had no children. They kept praying to their god pleading to give them a child.

While cutting wood by a stream one day, the man saw a large peach floating on the water. He ran to pick it up. His wife was excited because she had never seen such a large peach before. They were about to cut the peach when they heard a voice from inside.

The couples were surprised to do anything. The peach then cracked open, and there was a beautiful baby inside. The couples were very happy, of course. They named the baby Momotaro, which meant ‘peach boy’.

Momotaro grew up to be clever, courage young man.  His parents loved him very much.

One day, Momotaro told his parents hat he was going to fight the pirates who always attacked their village. These pirates lived on an island a few kilometers away. Momotaro’s mother packed his food, and his father gave him a sword. Having blessed Momotaro, they sent him off on his journey.

Sailing on his boat, Momotaro met an eagle going in the same direction. They became good friends; soon, both of them arrived on the island of the pirates.

Momotaro drew out the sacred sword his father had given him and began to fight the pirates. The eagle flew over the thieves’ heads, pecking at their eyes. Finally, the pirates were defeated.

Momotaro brought home all the goods that pirates had stolen. His parents were proud of him, and they were overjoyed at his victory and save return.


1.      The generic structure of the text is …..

a)     identification – description

b)     orientation – events – reorientation

c)     orientation – complication – resolution

d)     thesis – arguments – reiteration

e)     abstract – orientation – crisis – incident – coda



2.      Who is the main character in the story?

a)     the lucky peasant

b)     the blessed child

c)     the defeated pirates

d)     the pleasant wife

e)     Momotaro, the peach boy


3.      “Having blessed Momotaro, they sent him off on his journey.” (paragraph 5) From the sentence we know that Momotaro’s parents …. Him to fight the pirates.

a)     joined

b)     refused

c)     forbade

d)     allowed

e)     declined


4.      When the peasant and his wife saw a beautiful baby  boy inside the large peach, they ….. and named him Momotaro.

a)     felt annoyed

b)     were anxious

c)     seemed afraid

d)     were very glad

e)     looked surprised


5.      What do we learn from the story?

a)     We should do our best

b)     Momotaro is a brave man

c)     There is no gain without pain

d)     Happiness will find you if you try

e)     The peasant and his wife are good persons


By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Narrative