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Dr. Gerungan Saul Samuel Yacob Ratulangi or Ratu Langie (November 5, 1890 – June 30, 1949), usually known as Sam Ratulangi, was a Minahasa politician from North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Sam Ratulangi was born in Tondano, North Sulawesi, at the time a part of the Dutch East Indies. He was a gifted student, who after completing his studies in Tondano and Jakarta followed in his father’s footsteps and went to Amsterdam in the Netherlands for further studies. He graduated from a teacher’s college as a science teacher in 1915, studied for two more years at the University of Amsterdam, and in 1919 earned his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

On his return to Indonesia, he moved to Yogyakarta to teach science at a high school, and then moved on to Bandung to found the insurance company Assurantie Maatschappij Indonesia — the first known instance of the word “Indonesia” being used in an official document. He had already led some Indonesian students’ associations in Europe, and in 1924 was appointed as secretary of the Council of Minahasan Students. He used this position to lobby for more rights and is widely credited with getting the Dutch to abolish forced labor (Herendiensten) in Minahasa.

In early August 1945, he was appointed as one of the members of the Preparatory Committee on Indonesian Independence, and after Sukarno’s unilateral declaration of independence on August 16th, he was thereafter appointed as the governor of Celebes (Sulawesi) in August 22nd. Arrested by the Dutch on April 5th, 1946, he was exiled for three years to Serui on Yapen Island, Papua. Freed briefly in March 23, 1948 and brought to Yogyakarta, he was captured again on December 25, 1948 when the Dutch occupied Yogyakarta. Due to his failing health, he was released again in Jakarta in February 1949, where he died on June 30.

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When was Sam Ratulangi appointed as the governor of Celebes?

  • August 16th, 1945
  • August 22nd, 1945
  • April 5th, 1946
  • August 22nd, 1946
  • December 25th, 1948.

What is the main idea of the first paragraph?

  • Sam Ratulangi was following his father’s foot step.
  • Sam Ratulangi’s educational background.
  • Sam Ratulangi was a politician.
  • Sam Ratulangi was a student.
  • Sam Ratulangi’s nick name.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about Sam Ratulangi?

  • Sam Ratulangi fought to end forced labor in Minahasa.
  • Sam Ratulangi was an ordinary student from Tondano.
  • Sam Ratulangi never used Indonesia in his first official document.
  • Sam Ratulangi never became a teacher after returning to Indonesia.
  • Sam Ratulangi led some Indonesian Student Association only after the independence.

… studied for two more years at the University of Amsterdam, and in 1919 earnedhis Ph.D. at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

What is the synonym of the underlined word?

  • Paid
  • Grossed
  • Received
  • Generated
  • Constructed

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