Below is our first free GED Social Studies Practice Test, which has been fully updated for the 2021 GED. Topics covered will include Civics, Government, U.S. History, Economics, and Geography. To prepare for your test, be sure to work through as many GED Social Studies practice questions as possible. Our free online test is designed to be very similar to the actual social studies test. Start your test prep right now!
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The following are excerpts from the US Constitution:
Which fundamental principle of US democracy do these excerpts reflect?
Separation of Powers
The graph below shows data from the United States census.
Based on this data, which of the following statements is true?
In 2010, Hispanics were the largest non-white population group.
In 2010, whites accounted for less than half of the US population.
In 2010, blacks were the smallest population group in the US.
In 2010, Asians were the largest non-white population group.
The following is an excerpt from the The Declaration of Independence:
In the excerpt, what does the term abolish mean?
The chart below shows US election data from 2016.
Which statement about the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election is supported by the data in the table?
Donald Trump received a majority of the popular vote.
Hilary Clinton received a majority of the popular vote.
No candidate received a majority of the popular vote.
Donald Trump would have received a majority of the popular vote if he had received all of Johnson’s support.
Consider the following statements:
Which of the following is true?
Farmers will produce additional beans when the price per ton goes down by $10.
Manufacturers will produce more tires when the price per tire goes up by $8.
Consumers will buy more apples when the price per dozen goes up by $1.50.
Consumers will buy less ice cream when the price per carton goes down by $1.
Review the following timeline:
- 1932 – FDR is elected to his first term as president.
- 1933 – FDR signs a law repealing Prohibition.
- 1936 – FDR is elected to a second term in office.
- 1940 – FDR is elected to a third term in office.
- 1941 – Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and the US enters WWII.
- 1944 – FDR is elected to a fourth term in office.
- 1945 – The US wins WWII.
- 1947 – The 22nd Amendment is introduced which limits presidents to two four-year terms.
What conclusion is supported by the information in the timeline?
The 22nd Amendment was a response to FDR’s unprecedented four terms in office.
The attack on Pearl Harbor helped FDR win a third term in office.
FDR failed to fulfill a campaign promise to repeal Prohibition.
Voters elected FDR to a fourth term in order to show their appreciation for victory in WWII.
Three of the following statements about the Korean War are based on facts and evidence. Which one is based on speculation or opinion?
More than 34,000 American soldiers died during the Korean War.
The Korean War was the first time jet fighters faced each other in combat.
The United States may have won the Korean War if General Douglas MacArthur had been permitted to use nuclear weapons against Communist forces.
The Korean War began in 1950 and ended with an armistice in 1953.
Questions 8–9 refer to the following chart:
Which branch of government approves new judges to serve on the Supreme Court?
The Judicial Branch
The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
The chart best illustrates which of the following principles?
Checks and Balances
Examine the poster and answer the question that follows.
This World War II poster served what function:
Encourage protest against the war.
Promote support for the war.
Encourage the Axis powers to end the war.
Demonstrate the ineffectiveness of guns.
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