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NAME: _____________________ LEVEL & SECTION: ________

As you read the text, you are expected to:


1. be able to understand new vocabulary in reading and writing.
2. be able to read and comprehend grade-level literature, including stories by
analyzing fictional story elements independently and proficiently.

MARK/ANNOTATE THE TEXT AS YOU READ AND ANSWER THE


COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS WHILE READING.

Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:


1. Who are the characters revealed at this moment? Describe
them using the Character Map.
2. Why did one of the characters suddenly become excited?
Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:
1. Describe Inem’s father.
2. What social issues were being revealed in this section? Can this
still be seen today?

Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:


1. Why were Inem’s parents eager to get her married?
2. Who proposed to Inem’s parents? Describe him.
Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:
1. Why did the narrator’s mother repeat the statement, “It’s not right for
children to marry.”?
2. What does this suggest about her character? Do you agree with her?
Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:
1. Look for the following words: prohibition, startling, and taboo. Write a
synonym for these words as your annotation.
2. Highlight the statements that show the narrator’s feeling after Inem left.
Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:
1. What are the traditional practices when there is a wedding?
Highlight the traditions or practices from the text.
2. Have you ever attended this kind of wedding? How would you
describe the crowd?
3. From the context, what does “festoon” mean? Write the closest
possible synonym above the word.
4. Why were the wayang kulit performers unavailable?
5. When was the best time to hold a wedding? Why is that so?
Pause your reading. Answer the following questions:
1. Why did Inem cry in her wedding?
2. What do underlined statements suggest about Inem’s character?
3. Find 2-3 unfamiliar words. Define these.
2. From your reading, what do you think did the Mother not take
back Inem?

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3. What do you think about Pramoedya’s resolution for Inem? Do


you agree with what happened to her? Why or why not? (Answer
must be in constructed response format.)

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POST READING:
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1. Research on these Javanese wedding practices and explain why
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these have to be done. Perhaps these symbolize something else.
Ask your parents or teachers what these mean or symbolize in PAIR WORK
your culture.
4. If you were to end this story differently, what would you want
Write the answers below: Inem to do? List them down and think of the possible
PRACTICES SYMBOLISM/MEANING consequences for each decision.
Attire:

Bride’s make-up:

Decoration:

Washing of the
groom’s feet by the
bride