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Seven people were killed in a collision between a bus, a car and a truck at 10.35 p.m. on Jalan Sultan last night. The dead were all passengers in the car. Police believe the car may have been trying to overtake the bus when it was struck by a truck coming from the opposite direction. The driven on the car may not have been using his lights. As the truck driver said he did not see the car approaching.
The police said that the car should not have been trying to pass the bus, since overtaking is not allowed in Jalan Sultan. In addition, the police reported that the car-a small Japanese car-should not have been carrying more than five people. The name of the victims are not yet known.
 (UN SMA 2007)

44. the text mainly reports that there was/
were ....
(A) a car accident.
(B) careless drivers.
(C) a small Japanese car.
(D) victims of an accident.
(E) the function of an identity card

45. What was the cause of the collision?
(A) The truck came from the opposite
(B) The car carried more than five people
(C) The truck driver didn’t use his lights.
(D) The truck driver didn’t see the car.
(E) The car tried to overtake the bus.

46. “If the passengers had brought their identity cards, the police would have been easy to identify the names of the victims.” (The last sentence)
The sentence above means ....
(A) the victims’ names were not known
(B) the victims were easy to be identified
(C) the passengers brought their identity cards
(D) the police had no difficulty in identifying the victims
(E) it was easy for the police to identify the victims of the accident. 

47. Who said that the accident was caused by the
(A) The police.
(B) The victims.
(C) The reporter.
(D) The truck driver.
(E) The bus passengers.

Kunci Jawaban: 
  1. A
  2. E
  3. A
  4.  A
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin Muhammad Ahkam Arifin is a Fulbright PhD student at Washington State University, US. He earned a master`s degree in TESOL from the University of Edinburgh & Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.