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Berikut beberapa pertanyaannya dibawah ini dengan bagian ujian Language and Writting Tes SAT dibawah ini :

Questions 1-10 are based on the following passage.
This passage is from Lydia Minatoya, The Strangeness of Beauty. ©1999 by Lydia Minatoya. The setting is Japan in

Chie and her daughter Naomi are members of the House of Fuji, a noble family. Akira came directly, breaking all tradition. Was that it? Had he followed form—had he asked his mother to speak to his father to approach a go-between—would Chie have been more receptive?
He came on a winter’s eve. He pounded on the door while a cold rain beat on the shuttered veranda,
so at first Chie thought him only the wind. The maid knew better. Chie heard her soft scuttling footsteps,
the creak of the door. Then the maid brought a calling card to the drawing room, for Chie.
Chie was reluctant to go to her guest; perhaps she was feeling too cozy. She and Naomi were reading at
a low table set atop a charcoal brazier. A thick quilt spread over the sides of the table so their legs were
tucked inside with the heat. “Who is it at this hour, in this weather?” Chie questioned as she picked the name card off the maid’s lacquer tray. “Shinoda, Akira. Kobe Dental College,” she read.
Naomi recognized the name. Chie heard a soft intake of air. “I think you should go,” said Naomi.

Akira was waiting in the entry. He was in his early twenties, slim and serious, wearing the black
military-style uniform of a student. As he bowed—his hands hanging straight down, a
black cap in one, a yellow oil-paper umbrella in the other—Chie glanced beyond him. In the glistening
surface of the courtyard’s rain-drenched paving stones, she saw his reflection like a dark double.
“Madame,” said Akira, “forgive my disruption, but I come with a matter of urgency.”
His voice was soft, refined. He straightened and stole a deferential peek at her face.
In the dim light his eyes shone with sincerity. Chie felt herself starting to like him.
“Come inside, get out of this nasty night. Surely your business can wait for a moment or two.”
“I don’t want to trouble you. Normally I would approach you more properly but I’ve received word
of a position. I’ve an opportunity to go to America, as dentist for Seattle’s Japanese community.”
“Congratulations,” Chie said with amusement. “That is an opportunity, I’m sure. But how am I

Even noting Naomi’s breathless reaction to the name card, Chie had no idea. Akira’s message,
delivered like a formal speech, filled her with maternal amusement. You know how children speak
so earnestly, so hurriedly, so endearingly about things that have no importance in an adult’s mind?
That’s how she viewed him, as a child.

It was how she viewed Naomi. Even though Naomi was eighteen and training endlessly in the arts
needed to make a good marriage, Chie had made no effort to find her a husband. Akira blushed.

“Depending on your response, I may stay in
Japan. I’ve come to ask for Naomi’s hand.”
Suddenly Chie felt the dampness of the night.
“Does Naomi know anything of your…
“We have an understanding.

Please don’t judge my candidacy by the unseemliness of this proposal. I
ask directly because the use of a go-between takes much time. Either method comes down to the same
thing: a matter of parental approval. If you give your consent, I become Naomi’s yoshi.* We’ll live in the
House of Fuji. Without your consent, I must go to America, to secure a new home for my bride.”
Eager to make his point, he’d been looking her full in the face. Abruptly, his voice turned gentle. “I see
I’ve startled you. My humble apologies. I’ll take no more of your evening. My address is on my card. If
you don’t wish to contact me, I’ll reapproach you in two weeks’ time. Until then, good night.”
He bowed and left. Taking her ease, with effortless grace, like a cat making off with a fish.
“Mother?” Chie heard Naomi’s low voice and turned from the door. “He has asked you?”
The sight of Naomi’s clear eyes, her dark brows gave Chie strength. Maybe his hopes were

“Where did you meet such a fellow? Imagine! He thinks he can marry the Fuji heir and take her to
America all in the snap of his fingers!” Chie waited for Naomi’s ripe laughter.
Naomi was silent. She stood a full half minute looking straight into Chie’s eyes. Finally, she spoke.

“I met him at my literary meeting.”
Naomi turned to go back into the house, then
“I mean to have him.”a man who marries a woman of higher status and takes her
family’s name

berikut beberapa pertanyaan SAT dibawah ini :

1 Which choice best describes what happens in the passage?
A) One character argues with another character who intrudes on her home.
B) One character receives a surprising request from another character.
C) One character reminisces about choices she has made over the years.
D) One character criticizes another character for pursuing an unexpected course of action.

Pembahasan dan Analisis

Pilihan yang benar adalah B) Opsi B adalah jawaban yang benar. Dalam bagian tersebut seorang pemuda (Akira) meminta izin seorang ibu (Chie) untuk menikahi putrinya (Naomi). Permintaan itu tentu saja mengejutkan sang ibu, terlihat dari petikan bahwa Chie “tidak menyangka” permintaan itu datang. Opsi A salah karena bagian tersebut menggambarkan dua karakter yang terlibat dalam percakapan sipil, dengan Chie terkesan dengan “ketulusan” Akira dan mendapati dirinya “mulai menyukainya.” Opsi C salah karena bagian tersebut berfokus pada gagasan tentang kehidupan Akira dan Naomi saat ini dan kemungkinan masa depan. Opsi D salah karena interaksi antara Chie dan Akira sopan, tidak kritis.

2 Which choice best describes the developmental pattern of the passage?
A) A careful analysis of a traditional practice
B) A detailed depiction of a meaningful encounter
C) A definitive response to a series of questions
D) A cheerful recounting of an amusing anecdote

Pembahasan dan Analisis

Pilihan B adalah jawaban terbaik. Bagian ini berpusat pada suatu malam ketika seorang pria muda mencoba untuk mendapatkan persetujuan untuk menikahi putri seorang wanita. Bagian ini mencakup deskripsi rinci tentang pengaturan (“malam musim dingin” dan “hujan dingin”, baris 5-6); karakter (suara “lembut, halus” Akira, baris 33; mata Akira “bersinar dengan tulus”, baris 35); dan plot (“Naomi terdiam. Dia berdiri setengah menit penuh menatap lurus ke mata Chie. Akhirnya, dia berbicara,” baris 88-89). Pilihan A salah karena bagian tersebut berfokus pada lamaran pernikahan nontradisional. Pilihan C salah karena bagian tersebut diakhiri tanpa resolusi untuk pertanyaan apakah Akira dan Naomi akan menerima izin untuk menikah. Pilihan D salah karena bagian itu berulang kali menjelaskan bahwa bagi Chie, pertemuannya dengan Akira sangat penting dan meresahkan, seperti ketika Akira mengakui di baris 73 bahwa dia telah “mengejutkan” dia.

3. As used in line 1 and line 65, “directly” most nearly means
A) frankly.
B) confidently.
C) without mediation.
D) with precision.

Pembahasan dan Analisis

Pilihan C adalah jawaban terbaik. Akira “datang langsung, melanggar semua tradisi,” (baris 1) ketika dia mendekati Chie dan meminta untuk menikahi putrinya, dan dia “meminta[ed] secara langsung,” tanpa “perantara” (baris 65) atau “mediasi, ” karena melakukan sebaliknya akan mengambil terlalu banyak waktu. Pilihan A, B, dan D salah karena dalam konteks ini, “langsung” tidak berarti secara jujur, percaya diri, atau tepat.

4. Which reaction does Akira most fear from Chie?
A) She will consider his proposal inappropriate.
B) She will mistake his earnestness for immaturity.
C) She will consider his unscheduled visit an imposition.
D) She will underestimate the sincerity of his emotions.

Pembahasan dan Analisis

Pilihan A adalah jawaban terbaik. Akira sangat khawatir Chie akan menganggap lamaran pernikahannya tidak pantas karena dia tidak mengikuti protokol tradisional dan menggunakan “perantara” (baris 65). Ini jelas di baris 63-64, ketika Akira berkata untuk Chie “Tolong jangan menilai pencalonan saya dengan tidak pantasnya proposal ini.” Pilihan B salah karena tidak ada bukti di bagian itu bahwa Akira khawatir Chie akan salah mengira kesungguhannya sebagai ketidakdewasaan. Pilihan C salah karena sementara Akira menyadari bahwa kunjungannya yang tidak terjadwal adalah gangguan, kekhawatirannya yang lebih besar adalah bahwa Chie akan menolaknya karena lamarannya tidak sesuai. Pilihan D salah karena tidak ada bukti di bagian itu bahwa Akira khawatir Chie akan meremehkan ketulusan emosinya.


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