This is the second of our free GED 2014 Social Studies practice tests. The GED social studies questions are fairly challenging and you will need to know some basic facts about government, politics, and history. Many of the questions will provide an excerpt from a speech or document, and the answer can often be found within the excerpt.
Directions: Choose the best answer to each question.
- Please use the following to answer question 1.
Based on this excerpt, what you can you infer about Susan B. Anthony?
She worked closely with Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
She was not found guilty of any crime.
She was a Constitutional lawyer.
She was arrested for voting because of her gender.
- Please use the following to answer question 2.
Which of these concepts is Washington promoting?
- Please use the following to answer question 3.
Based on this excerpt, what was Washington's opinion of foreign alliances?
Permanent alliances are appropriate for emergency situations.
No new agreements should be made, and existing agreements should not be honored.
No permanent foreign alliances should be made.
Agreements should be extended only if they will promote freedom and democracy abroad.
Had the Turks not conquered Constantinople, the Luthern church may never have formed.
The Crusades resulted in the Roman Catholic Church breaking from the Orthodox Church.
All Christian churches can be traced back to the Orthodox Church.
The Dogma of Papal Infallibility caused the resurgence of popularity in the Orthodox Church.
- Please use the following to answer question 5.
Which of these is a valid way to propose a new Amendment to the Constitution:
Proposed by 2/3 of the Senate.
Proposed by 2/3 of each chamber of Congress.
Proposed by 3/4 of the state legislatures.
Proposed by 3/4 of each chamber of Congress.
According to Article V of the Constitution, there are 2 valid ways to propose an Amendment. The first is when 2/3 of both chambers (the House and the Senate) propose an amendment. The second is through a national convention requested by 2/3 of state legislatures.
The equilibrium price is less than 3.
The quantity demanded will increase with lower prices.
A surplus will occur if 20 units are supplied at a price of 4.50.
The quantity supplied will increase with lower prices.
Ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, and peace.
Fiscal conservatism and social liberalism.
Principles found in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and social policies taken from the Bible.
Economic liberalism, fiscal conservatism, and social conservatism.
The statutory debt limit helps reduce debt.
Total debt will exceed $18 Trillion in a few years.
Total debt has increased during the terms of the last 5 presidents.
Current levels of debt are not sustainable.
- Please use the following to answer question 9.
Based on this excerpt, the Supreme Court found all of the following faults with segregation in schools EXCEPT:
Slows mental development.
Reduces motivation to learn.
Provides fewer resources to minority schools.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bureau of Land Management
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Department of Transportation
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