Selasa, 13 Desember 2016


The Story Cat and Rat a Sworn Enemy

Long time ago, there lived the king of Calabar for fifty years. He had a very faithful cat as a housekeeper, and a rat was his house-boy. The king was an obstinate, headstrong man, but was very fond of the cat, who had been in his store for many years.

The rat, who was very poor, fell in love with one of the king’s servant girls, but was unable to give her any presents, as he had no money. At last he thought of the king’s store, so in the night-time, being quite small, he had little difficulty, having made a hole in the roof, in getting into the store. He then stole corn and native pears, and presented them to his sweetheart.
At the end of the month, when the cat had to render her account of the things in the store to the king, it was found that a lot of corn and native pears were missing. The king was very angry at this, and asked the cat for an explanation. But the cat could not account for the loss, until one of her friends told her that the rat had been stealing the corn and giving it to the girl.

When the cat told the king, he called the girl before him and had her flogged. The rat he handed over to the cat to deal with, and dismissed them both from his service. The cat was so angry at this that she hunted and ate the rat, and ever since that time whenever a cat sees a rat she would hunt and eat rat.

1. From the text we can conclude that the king was an...
    a. obstinate
    b. suavee
    c. angry
    d. avengeful 
    e. destroyer
2. Why the rat can't give any present for the girl that he loved?
    a. because he was too rich 
    b. because he didn't have any girl that he loved 
    c. because his mother forbade him for give any present 
    d. because he was very poor, so he had no money for buy any present 
    e. because he didn't know what will he buy
3. "At the end of the month, when the cat had to render her account of the things in..."
     The word 'her' in the text above it's delivered to...
     a. the king 
     b. the rat
     c. the rat's sweetheart 
     d. the king's wife
     e. the cat's sweetheart 
4. "The rat, who was very poor, fell in love with one of the king's servant girls, but..."
     What is the closest meaning of the underlined word?
     a. impoverished
     b. rich 
     c. prosperous 
     d. affluent 
     e. troubled 
5. What can we learn from the story above?
    a. don't be afraid to everyone though an old friend in a state of despair sometimes can betray 
    b. don't believe those who trust us 
    c. true friend the one who always supports and stand by you in any situation 
    d. don't follow the rat's behavior when fall in love, sometimes careless and tempted to do aren't good because         of love
    e. when you work together, you are stronger


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