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Contoh Text Narrative dan Pembahasan Jawaban (Poor Boy)

Contoh Text Narrative dan Pembahasan Jawaban (Poor Boy)

Contoh Text Narrative dan Soal

The following text is for Questions 1 to 3.
        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 owe you?”. “You don’t owe me anything,” she replied, “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” He said, “Then u 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.

1. What can we learn after reading the story above?
A.     Kindness won’t be forgotten.
B.     Poverty is the source of misery.
C.     Help is needed to be successful.
D.     Health is important in life.

2. What did the poor boy ask when he met the woman?
A.     Some food.
B.     A glass of water.
C.     A large of milk.
D.     Health is important in life.

3. What did the main idea of paragraph two?
A.     The poor boy asked the woman for food.
B.     The woman came to the town where the boy lived.
C.     The poor boy cured the woman and repaid her kindness.
D.     The woman gave a large glass of milk to the poor boy.

Pembahasan Kunci Jawaban dari Text Narrative

1. Jawaban A.
Apa yang dapat kita pelajari dari isi cerita tersebut adalah bahwa kebaikan tidak akan pernah terlupakan (kindness won't be forgotten).

2. Jawaban B.
Apa yang diminta oleh anak malang itu ketika bertemu wanita tersebut terdapat pada paragraf pertama kalimat kelima, yaitu: he only asked for a glass of water.

3. Jawaban C
Ide dari paragraf ke dua yaitu anak malang itu yang kini telah menjadi seorang dokter bertemu dengan wanita yang dulu pernah menolongnya. Wanita itu kni sedang sakit parah. Maka ia membalas jasa wanita itu dengan cara mengobatinya sampai sembuh. Jadi, ini berarti bahwa laki-laki malang itu merawat dan membalas kebaikan si wanita itu (the boy cured the woman and repaid her kindness).
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.

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