Long time ago in West Java, lived a princess named Dayang Sumbi. She was beautiful and kind hearted. One day when quilting, her quilt fell off from her house. Then she prayed to gods “If a man picks up my quilt, he will be my husband. If a woman, she will be my sister.” Then, a male dog picked it up. So Dayang Sumbi got married to the dog, and called him Tumang.
Dayang Sumbi gave a birth to a baby, named him Sangkuriang, but never tell him who is his father. One day, Sangkuriang was hunting with Tumang in the forest, and he found nothing. He blamed Tumang for the failure and killed Tumang. When Dayang Sumbi knew that, she hit Sangkuriang’s head with a big spoon and expelled him.
Many years later, the wandering Sangkuriang found a house in the forest, and an old beautiful woman was in the house. The woman, Dayang Sumbi recognized the adventurer as Sangkuriang. Sangkuriang forced her to marry him and she told that Sangkuriang had to build a vast boat for their honeymoon, just in one night. In the night, Sangkuriang called his friends, ghosts and forest fairies to help him.
Feared the boat to complete, Dayang Sumbi asked another woman in the nearby forest to help her. So the women punched the grains with grains puncher to make noise which disturbed the ghosts and the fairies ran away, leaving Sangkuriang.
Enraged, Sangkuriang kicked away the boat to the downside, and it turned into a mountain, called Tangkuban Perahu, which stood in the north of my city Bandung, until now.
Why did Dayang Sumbi ask Sangkuriang to build a lake and a boat in one night?
jawaban untuk soal ini adalah “Because she did not want to marry her own son and she thought the task would be impossible to finish.”
Soal ini meminta kita untuk memaparkan alasan mengapa Dayang Sumbi meminta Sangkuriang untuk membuat danau dan perahu dalam waktu satu malam. Informasi ini tidak tersurat pada teks di atas, tapi kita bisa menarik kesimpulan dari apa yang tersirat.
Bertahun-tahun setelah diusir, Sangkuriang akhirnya bertemu lagi dengan Dayang Sumbi. Namun, ia tidak mengenali ibunya tersebut karena ibunya masih nampak cantik. Ia justru jatuh cinta dan meminta Dayang Sumbi untuk menikah dengannya. Dayang Sumbi tidak mau menolak secara tegas, jadi ia meminta Sangkuriang untuk membuat danau dan perahu hanya dalam waktu satu malam, sesuatu yang nampaknya tidak mungkin bisa dilakukan.
Jadi, jawaban untuk soal ini adalah “Because she did not want to marry her own son and she thought the task would be impossible to finish.”