Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the box.
Read the complete text, in turns.
Air Vice-Marshal Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma was born in Sampang, Madura, Dutch East Indies, on November 18, 1922. After attending (1) ____ and middle schools for (2) ____ Indonesians, he attended the Opleidingschool voor Inlandsche Ambtenaren (a school for the training of native officials) in Magelang. However, he quit his school in his second year and joined the Naval Academy of Surabaya, to answer the Dutch colonial government's call for (3) ____. After graduating from the academy, he spent some time in the Dutch Colonial Navy's information department.
At the time the Japanese troops (4) ____ the Indies in 1942, against which he had been trained to fight, Perdanakusuma was in Britain, training in (5) ____ with the Royal Canadian Air Force. As part of his training, he flew on 44 missions throughout Europe, including flying Avro Lancasters in bombing (6) ____ over Nazi Germany.
After the end of World War II, Perdanakusuma returned to newly independent Indonesia. He joined the nascent military (then called Tentara Keamanan Rakyat; Military for the People's Safety) under Commodore Suryadi Suryadarma. He and Abdul Rahman Saleh were obliged to organize the Indonesian Air Force.
In early 1947 Perdanakusuma was promoted to air commodore and tasked to establish a branch of the national air force in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. To complete his task, he (7) ____ the Dutch's blockade of the island. Air Officer Iswahyudi was also tasked to (8) ____ with managing the base. At that time, the various air units in Sumatra were managed individually and under the (9) ____ of the army; Perdanakusuma and Iswahyudi proceeded to unite them into their own branch.
On August 17, 1947, he led paratroops into Borneo. In December of the same year, Perdanakusuma was ordered to fly to Thailand to pick up medical (10) ____. On his retum trip on December 14, the Avro Anson he was flying stalled, leading it to crash outside of Tanjung Hantu, Malaysia. Perdanakusuma's body was originally buried in Lumut, Malaysia, but later relocated to Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in 1975.
Adopted from: https://www.revolvy.com/page/Halim-Perdanakusuma (July 19, 2019)
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Soal menanyakan kata yang tepat untuk melengkapi rumpang kalimat no. 10 pada wacana.
Kalimat yang memiliki bagian rumpang kesempuluh apabila diterjemahkan akan berbunyi ".... Perdanakusuma diperintahkan untuk terbang ke Thailand untuk menjemput (10) ____ medis."
Berdasarkan konteksnya, kata yang paling tepat untuk melengkapi bagian rumpang tersebut adalah supplies atau persediaan.
Jadi, jawaban yang benar adalah supplies.
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