Selasa, 27 September 2011

Contoh Soal UN SMA Analytical Exposition - House Husbands' Heart Risk

Contoh Soal UN SMA Analytical Exposition ini disadur dari Soal Ujian Nasional SMA tahun 2010 terbitan Balitbang Kemendiknas.

Bacalah teks secara seksama. Kemudian jawablah pertanyaan dengan memilih A, B, C, D, atau E di kotak yang disediakan. Gunakan Google Translate disini, jika menemukan kata-kata baru.


Most people assume that life in the rat race is bad for your health. But reversing the traditional gender roles, being a house husband is a stressful business, according to the latest research by American scientists. By giving up their jobs in order to become house husbands, men increase their risk of heart attack or coronary disease by as much as 82% according to  research based on 10 year study of 2.500 people in Boston, USA.

According to Dr. Elaine Eaker, the key to the problem is that some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society. Men who stay at home tend not to have the same levels of support from friends and family women do the same.

Jack O'Sullivan, of the Father's Direct group, was quoted as saying: "Society expects the main career should be a woman and society is structured around that. Day care is called mother and toddler groups and some men feel awkward about belonging to those groups.

Profesor Gary Cooper, a psychologist at the University of Manchester, said many men tend to underestimate the task of caring for a family. He said 'Most men think being a house husband involves putting on a bit of washing, taking the kids to school and then putting their feet up with a cup of coffee. They are crazy. Most men are not used to performing a variety of activities simultaneously - the kind of multi-tasking which is second nature to most women.'

It is estimated that men have taken over the main homemaker's role in one in seven homes, as increasing numbers of women become the main breadwinner. The study also found that women in high-powered jobs were more likely to develop heart disease than those in more junior positions.

1. The main idea of the first paragraph is
A. People living in the rat-race tend to have heart attacks.
B. The research on house-husband health involved 2500 people.
C. Scientists did some research on the people's health living in Boston.
D. House husbands have understandable reasons why they gave up their jobs.
E. The result of the research showed that house husbands tend to have heart attacks.

2. "Some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society." (Paragraph 2).
The statement above is the result of research done by
A. A psychologist.
B. Jack O'Sullivan.
C. Dr Ellaine Eaker.
D. An American scientist.
E. Professor Gary Cooper.

3. The purpose of the text is
A. to describe what a house husband is.
B. to persuade readers not to become a house husband.
C. to report the result of a research carried on by Dr Elain Eaker.
D. to explain to readers why house husbands are subjects to heart attack.
E. to inform readers that 82% of house husbands suffer from heart attack

4. Some house husbands become stressed because
A. they are jobless.
B. they earn less than their wives.
C. most people do not respect them.
D. they do not join the daycare groups.
E. they are not used to doing house keeping.


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