Once, a fisherman named
Batara Guru Sahala lived in the Batak Land. One day, he caught a fish. He was
surprised to find that the fish could talk. It begged Sahala to set it free. He
soon as the fish was free, it changed into a woman. She was so beautiful that
Sahala fell in love at once. He asked her to marry him. The woman agreed to
marry Sahala. However, she told him that he must never let out the secret that
she was once a fish. Sahala promised that he would not tell anyone about it.
were happily married and had two daughters. Every morning Sahala went out
fishing. One day, his daughters brought him his lunch. However, instead of
bringing the food to their father, the two girls ate it. When Sahala knew what
they had done with the meal, he got very angry. He shouted at them saying,
"You behaved exactly like the daughters of the fish!”
did not know what their father meant. They went home and asked their mother
about it. Their mother was very upset. Although Sahala apologized to her, she
would not forgive him for breaking his promise.
the earth began to shake, and the volcano started to erupt. The earth cracked
and formed a big hole. It is said that the hole became the Toba Lake.
(UN SMP 2011)
What was Batara Guru
What is the story
the volcano erupted.
B. How a
fisherman caught a fish.
the lake Toba was created.
the fish changed into a beautiful girl.
From the text we can
learn that ....
break your promise
angry to your children
eat your father's lunch
1 .SOAL: Apa pekerjaan Batara Guru Sahala?
PEMBAHASAN: Jawaban jelas, di awal paragraph 1: a fisherman named Batara Guru Sahala…
(seorang pencari ikan yang bernama Batara Guru Sahala…)
JAWAB: D. Seorang pencari ikan.
2.SOAL: Cerita tersebut tentang apa?
PEMBAHASAN: Isi teks menceritakan tentang asal-mula
terjadinya Danau Toba.
JAWAB: C. Bagaimana cara Danau Toba
3.SOAL: Dari teks kita bisa menarik pelajaran
(mengambil hikmah) bahwa ….
PEMBAHASAN: Pertanyaan menanyakan nilai moral.
Berdasarkan isi cerita, Batara Guru Sahala diminta untuk merahasiakan asal-usul
istrinya yang berasal dari ikan.
Tetapi ketika Batara Guru Sahala sedang marah pada
anak-anaknya, rahasia itu akhirnya terbongkar. Batara Guru Sahala meneriaki
mereka:“You behaved exactly like the
daughters of the fish!” (Paragraph 3): “Kamu bertingkah laku persis seperti
anak-anak ikan!” Akhirnya si Ibu marah dan mengakibatkan bumi pun berguncang, gunung
meletus, tanah retak membentuk lubang besar yang kemudian dikenal sebagai Danau
Jadi nilai moral isi cerita tersebut yaitu janganlah
kita mengingkari/melanggar janji yang telah kita buat sendiri.
JAWAB: B. Jangan melanggar/mengingkari janjimu.
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