Helen Adams Keller was born as a healthy child on ...

Helen Adams Keller was born as a healthy child on June 27th, 1880, to Captain Arthur H. and Kate Adams Keller of Tuscumbia. At the tender age of 19 months, she was stricken with a severe illness which left her blind and deaf.

At the age of six, the half-wild, deaf and blind girl was taken to see Dr. Alexander Graham Bell by her parents. From this visit, Helen met her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan. She was so gifted that by the end of August, in six months, she knew 625 words, learned Braille and learned to write shortly afterward.

By the age of 10, Helen had mastered Braille as well as the manual alphabet and even earned to use the typewriter. By the time she was 16, Helen could speak well enough to go to preparatory school and to college. In 1904, she graduated “cum laude” from Radcliffe College. The teacher stayed with her through those years, interpreting lectures and class discussion for her.

Helen Keller became one of world’s most remarkable women. She dedicated her life to improve the conditions of the blind and the deaf-blind around the world, lecturing in more than 25 countries on the five major continents. Wherever she appeared, she brought new courage to millions of blind people.


"... she was tricken with a severe illness which left her blind and deaf." (paragraph 1)

The underlined word is similar in meaning to ...

  1. mild

  2. rough

  3. chronic

  4. common


Kata ‘severe’ dalam konteks penyakit adalah ‘parah/sulit disembuhkan’ sehingga jawaban C adalah jawaban paling tepat karena memiliki arti ‘kronis/sangat parah’. Jawaban A salah karena maknanya adalah “ringan”.Jawaban B juga salah karena artinya adalah “kasar/keras”. Jawaban D salah karena artinya adalah “biasa/umum”.




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