This is our fourth GED Language Arts practice test. On the updated 2014 GED you will definitely be asked to make specific comparisons between two texts. For this practice test we have provided excerpts from two famous speeches. Continue your GED reading test prep now by reading these speeches and answering the practice questions.
Directions: Read the two speeches below and then choose the best answer to each of the questions.
Reagan didn’t like the Gettysburg Address.
Reagan had read other speeches by Lincoln.
Reagan is paraphrasing Lincoln's words from the Gettysburg Address.
Reagan didn’t understand the Gettysburg Address.
the dedication of the field.
the human right to freedom.
the history of the United States.
It seeks to honor the soldiers’ dedication to the promises of America’s forefathers.
It re-interprets the idea of “liberty.”
It questions the validity of the points made in the previous paragraph.
It contradicts a fact offered in the preceding paragraph.
They both emphasize the high cost of war.
They both explore the oppression of tyrannical governments.
They are both concerned with the theme of freedom.
They are both focused on the plight of the common soldier.
Replacing the word “invisible” with the word “undeniable” would change the meaning of the sentence to suggest that Reagan:
believes that every American is due his or his rights and does not need to work to maintain them.
has a positive outlook on the awareness that American citizens have of their privileges.
considers human rights something that has historically been denied to certain Americans.
emphasizes that most Americans take basic human rights for granted.
admirable yet inaccurate
unprecedented and burdensome
simplistic but profound
accurate and far-reaching
rights, people, acts
society, hope, resolve
freedom, equal, liberty
inalienable, birth, civil
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