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Read the text and answer the question!     King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France from 1774 to 1789, a time when the country was fighting bankruptcy. However, the royal couple did not let the situation limit their excessive spending. Even though the minister of finance repeatedly warned them not to waste money, they continued to spend great fortunes on their personal pleasure. This lavish spending greatly enraged the people of France. They felt that the royal couple bought its luxurious lifestyle at the poor people’s expense.     Marie Antoinette seemed uncaring about her subjects’ misery. While French citizens begged for lower taxes, the queen embellished her palace with extravagant works of art. She also surrounded herself with artists, writers, and musicians, who encouraged the queen to spend even more money.     While the king and queen liked to have huge feasts at the royal table, many people in France were starving. The French government obliged the citizens to pay high taxes. When the minister of finance tried to stop these royal spendthrifts, the queen replaced him. The intense hatred that the people felt for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette kept building until it led to the French Revolution. During this time of struggle and violence (1789-1799), thousands of aristocrats, as well as the king and queen themselves, lost their lives at the guillotine. Perhaps, if Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had reined in their extravagant spending, the events that rocked France would not have occurred. The correct statement based on the text above is ...

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    King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France from 1774 to 1789, a time when the country was fighting bankruptcy. However, the royal couple did not let the situation limit their excessive spending. Even though the minister of finance repeatedly warned them not to waste money, they continued to spend great fortunes on their personal pleasure. This lavish spending greatly enraged the people of France. They felt that the royal couple bought its luxurious lifestyle at the poor people’s expense.

    Marie Antoinette seemed uncaring about her subjects’ misery. While French citizens begged for lower taxes, the queen embellished her palace with extravagant works of art. She also surrounded herself with artists, writers, and musicians, who encouraged the queen to spend even more money.

    While the king and queen liked to have huge feasts at the royal table, many people in France were starving. The French government obliged the citizens to pay high taxes. When the minister of finance tried to stop these royal spendthrifts, the queen replaced him. The intense hatred that the people felt for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette kept building until it led to the French Revolution. During this time of struggle and violence (1789-1799), thousands of aristocrats, as well as the king and queen themselves, lost their lives at the guillotine. Perhaps, if Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had reined in their extravagant spending, the events that rocked France would not have occurred.


The correct statement based on the text above is ... undefined 

  1. King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France for more than 15 years. undefined 

  2. King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette's story was a happy ending. undefined 

  3. King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were loved by their citizen. undefined 

  4. Queen Marie Antoinette was uncaring and egoistic. undefined 

  5. King Louis XVI sentenced some aristocrats to death. undefined 

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jawaban yang tepat adalah D. undefined 

Pembahasan

Pada paragraf pertama, terdapat informasi “Even though the minister of finance repeatedly warned them not to waste money, they continued to spend great fortunes on their personal pleasure.” yang artinya “Meskipun menteri keuangan berulang kali mengingatkan mereka supaya tidak menghambur-hamburkan uang, mereka (Raja dan Ratu) tetap saja melakukannya untuk kesenangan pribadi.".

Lalu, pada paragraf ketiga, terdapat informasi “While the queen liked to have huge feasts at the royal table, many people in France were starving.” yang artinya “Ketika Ratu sering mengadakan jamuan makan besar di meja makan kerajaan, banyak rakyat Prancis yang menderita kelaparan.”.

Kedua informasi tersebut menandakan bahwa Ratu Marie Antoinette adalah seseorang yang tidak peduli (uncaring) dan egois (egoistic).

Pernyataan pada pilihan A tidak tepat karena berdasarkan teks, mereka memerintah Prancis selama 15 tahun, tidak lebih.

Pernyataan pada pilihan B tidak tepat karena tidak sesuai dengan isi teks yang menceritakan bahwa justru mereka mengalami akhir yang tragis ("....thousands of aristocrats, as well as the king and queen themselves, lost their lives at the guillotine.").

Pernyataan pada pilihan C tidak tepat karena pada paragraf ketiga disebutkan bahwa masyarakat justru memiliki "intense hatred" (kebencian yang luar biasa) terhadap mereka.

Pernyataan pada pilihan E tidak tepat karena justru beliau (Raja) pun dihukum mati bersama mereka.

Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah D. undefined 

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