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Barrack Obama is the 44th president of the United States of America. He is also the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He made history in 2008 when he won the U.S presidential election. He is the first African American to be president. Obama’s charisma , intelligence, and powerful speeches have made him extremely popular among Americans. He has been very succesfull with his message for change.
He was born in Hawaii in 1962 to a Black Kenyan father and white American mother. His parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian man. Barrack’s family moved to Indonesia in 1967. He attended schools in Jakarta until he was ten years old, when he returned to Hawaii. Obama majored in political science and international relations at Columbia University in New York.
After four years in New York, Obama moved to Chicago. There, he worked as a dicetor of a community project from 1985 to 1988. He entered Harvard Law School and became the first black president of Harvard Law Review. Obama taught law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years. He became an Illinois Senator in 1996.
In 2004, Obama was elected as a U.S. President. He supported legislation on conservation, energy, immigration, and honest leadership. Obama is currently battling with serious issues such as the economy. He beat Mitt Romney to win a second term in office, despite a poor economy and high unemployment. He thanked voters by promising to spend his second term honoring their support saying: “There’s a lot more work to do”.


1. Which of the following does NOT make Obama very famous among Americans?
A. His popularity
B. His messages for change
C. His addresses
D. Intelligence
E. Charisma
Jawaban : A

2. When did Obama leave Jakarta to return to Hawaii
A. In 1962
B. In 1967
C. In 1972
D. In 1985
E. In 1988
Jawaban : C

3. How old was Obama when he was elected as the U.S. President?
A. 41 years old
B. 42 years old
C. 44 years old
D. 46 years old
E. 47 years old
Jawaban : B

4. What matter is President Obama facing now?
A. Conservation
B. Immigration
C. Energy
D. Economy
E. Leadership
Jawaban : D

5. Which statement is TRUE about president Obama?
A. Obama studied law at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years
B. He won the Nobel Prize in 2008
C. He lived in Indonesia for 5 years
D. He was 35 years old when he became a senator in Illinois
E. In his second term, he promises to give more jobs to thecitizens.
Jawaban : C

6. The economy condition was … when Obama won the second term.
A. Wealthy
B. Fluctuated
C. Bad
D. Stable
E. Steady
Jawaban : D


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