Ged Social Studies Practice 1 online test quiz prep
This test is prepared for the Social Studies 2 lesson of the ged exam. In this Social Studies Practice 1 online test belonging to the Social Studies 2 lesson, a total of 65 questions were asked. Social Studies Practice 1 online test, which was added for the first time in 2020-09-12 03:00:01, was updated in 2020-09-12 03:00:01. 1 people voted for the physics 1 test and received an average of 5. Ged practice test 2020
Where was the Constitution signed?
The Supreme Court uses the interpretation of what document as a guide in court decisions?
Declaration of Independence
Social Security Act
Bill of Rights
Which level of government regulates drivers’ licenses?
What is an amendment?
the right to vote
a change to the Constitution
a promotion strategy
According to the Constitution, how often must the United States take a census?
Every 3 years
Every 20 years
Every 10 years
Census data is used to determine ...
school districts and how to distribute federal funds for education and transportation
how many senators a state elects
It's not clear
How many states must approve an amendment to the Constitution?
Cold weather in Florida has damaged this year’s orange crop. Farmers have only half of the usual amount of oranges to sell.
What will happen to the price of oranges?
The price will go down
The price will go up
What is the lowest point in the United States?
San Andres Fault
What is it called when the President rejects a bill proposed by congress?
The Constitution uses the idea of a ... legislature, meaning that it has two branches
The difference between the two passages, in tone and content, can best be attributed to which historical event that occurred during the years between them?
World War I
The Revolutionary War
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Declaration of Independence
Which statement best describes the significance of the Mayflower Compact on colonial America?
It provided the Pilgrims the first written basis for laws in the New World.
It established Puritanism as the official religion for Puritan colonies.
It served as a blueprint for the later Bill of Rights.
It declared that the colonists were independent from King James.
According to the context clues, which of these is the best definition of the word "consecrated" as used in the Gettysburg Address?
Which statement best describes how the 1944 passage of the G.I. Bill most influenced U.S.society?
It transformed the work force by privileging veterans.
It helped create a new middle class in U.S. society.
It offered limited free housing for veterans.
It dramatically increased retention in the U.S. military.
"Harmless, beautiful, proper, and praiseworthy as this demonstration is, I cannot forget that no such demonstration would have been tolerated here twenty years ago." Douglass uses this statement, the second sentence in passage 2, to emphasize _________.
the size and exuberance of the crowd present for the ceremony
the harmless nature of the ceremony, in terms of historical significance
the beautiful nature of the ceremony and the monument it honored
the changes in attitude toward slavery in the previous twenty years
"The spirit of slavery and barbarism, which still lingers to blight and destroy" As used in this sentence, the word "spirit" most nearly means ________
The United States fought North Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s primarily to:
spread democracy modeled on the U.S. system.
prevent the spread of communism.
demonstrate U.S. power to the Soviet Union.
protect U.S. trade interests in Southeast Asia.
According to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, which of these statements describes why President Lincoln feels the memorial is for the living rather than the dead?
Those that are alive will always remember the fallen soldiers.
Those that are alive must be reminded to continue to work for the cause that killed the soldiers.
Those that are alive can see how many actually died in the War.
Those that are alive need a place to come and see their loved ones.
Some American colonists reacted angrily to Great Britain's Navigation Acts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries primarily because
the Acts restricted manufacturing in the colonies.
the Acts placed high taxes on the cost of shipping goods to Britain.
the Acts gave the British a monopoly on tobacco.
the Acts forced the colonists to buy sugar from the French West Indies.
Which list is in the correct chronological order?
First moon landing, Great Depression, Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War, Great Depression, first moon landing
Revolutionary War, first moon landing, Great Depression
Great Depression, Revolutionary War, first moon landing
What is the main point the cartoonist is trying to make?
(A)Republicans and Democrats are working together to help the economy.
(B)Elections determine which party Democratic or Republican decides how to rescue the economy.
(C)Republicans and Democrats are fighting with each other for political advantage rather than working together to help the economy.
(D)A third party should arise to save the economy while the Democrats and Republicans bicker.
According to the passage, what was a major cause of both Napoleon’s and Hitler’s eventual downfalls?
(D)Both Hitler and Napoleon decided to invade Russia.
(A)Neither Hitler nor Napoleon was well educated.
(B)They were both excellent military strategists.
(C)Both Hitler and Napoleon wanted to end British naval dominance.
Which of the following is an effect of vertical farming?
Increased use of pesticides
Fresher fruits and vegetables year-round in cities
Increased transportation costs
Lower yields than when food is grown using natural sunlight
In which countries shown in the table are the people on average better off economically than Americans?
Norway and Switzerland
Norway, Switzerland, and Australia
Which statement correctly states the main point of the argument made by the 96 congressmen?
(D)The federal government does not have the power to get involved in education, which is a matter the Constitution leaves to the states.
(A)The racial integration of schools is not required by the Constitution.
(B)States should disobey the Supreme Court decision because it violates the Constitution.
(C)The Fourteenth Amendment should be repealed.
Which statement is supported by the information shown in the graph?
(A)At the beginning of the Civil War, the North and South each had about the same population.
(B)Having more slaves gave the South an advantage in the Civil War.
(C)At the beginning of the Civil War, the South had slaves and the North did not.
(D)At the beginning of the Civil War, nearly all firearms manufactured in the United States were produced in the North.
Refer to the following political cartoon published in 1778 by a British newspaper during the American Revolution: In the cartoon, who or what does the rider of the horse stand for?
The 13 colonies in rebellion against the British king
The British government
The Americans as a whole
If Social Security payments were increased without any change in taxes or in other federal spending, which one of the following would be expected as a result?
(C)Production would increase, and the economy would grow.
(A)Unemployment would increase.
(B)Prices would move downward.
(D)Consumer spending would drop.
Which statement is best supported by the evidence in the graph?
(D)For the time period shown in the graph, the balance of trade deficit was the smallest in 2009.
(A)The United States had a balance of trade surplus in all years shown in the graph.
(B)With the recession in 2009, the U.S. balance of trade deficit increased.
(C)U.S. international trade increased every year between 2003 and 2010.
Which statement best summarizes the author’s argument?
(A)Socialism should replace capitalism so wealth is more equitably distributed.
(B)Capitalism is better than socialism because it’s better at generating economic growth.
(C)Capitalism is good for economic growth, but the government should intervene to ensure wealth is distributed fairly.
According to the first pie chart, about what percentage of the federal budget involves discretionary spending?
Which of the following is a statement of fact rather than an opinion or value judgment?
(B)The British government should have given the colonies more freedom.
(C)The American colonies were rebelling against an unjust British government that denied them their rights.
(D)King George V was not a good ruler.
(A)The British army found it difficult to subdue the American colonies and end the rebellion.
Which statement is a fact the author uses to support her argument?
Socialism is in decline.
The average American worker’s salary and benefits are declining, while the rich get richer.
The government-controlled economy of the Soviet Union was a failure and collapsed.
Capitalism is an efficient system for economic growth.
What assumption is the cartoonist making?
(B)Readers already know the elephant stands for the Republican Party and the donkey for the Democratic Party.
(A)Readers already know the elephant stands for the president and the donkey for Congress.
(C)Readers already know the economy is sinking.
(D)Readers already know the human hand stands for the economy.
What is the main difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy?
Direct democracy is small, while representative is large.
Direct democracy utilizes state government primarily, while representative utilizes federal government primarily.
Direct democracy means citizens form a consensus on items directly, while representative uses individuals to represent a larger group.
Direct democracy means politicians speak directly to people, while representative democracy involves using representatives to speak.
At its inception, the Emancipation Proclamation was met _______.
with acclaim from the North and derision from the South
with acclaim from the South and derision from the North
with widespread derision from both the North and the South
with widespread accolades from both the North and the South
What role did the Treaty of Versailles play in World War I?
It instigated a feud between the Allied powers.
It created a precedent for ending war.
It declared the war over between Germany and the Allied Powers.
It declared war on Germany from the Allied Powers.
The basic components of the Watergate scandal were _________.
wiretapping, conspiracy, burglary, and illegal funding
wiretapping, conspiracy, and leaking government secrets
stealing war documents and leaking government secrets
conspiring to assassinate and conspiring to overthrow
Which is a constitutional requirement to run for Congress?
at least 21 years old
at least 25 years old
U.S. permanent resident
How many representatives are in the United States Senate?
Who has veto power?
Secretary of State
Which of the following is a definition of economic specialization?
the ability to adapt to new economic policy
the concentration of productivity in a specific area
the ability to make large sums of money in a short period of time
The desire to own something and the ability to pay for it.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects American citizens against:
A presidential candidate can be elected even if he loses the popular vote.
I don't know.
What is the name for a change or addition to the Constitution?
According to the map, which of these statements is not true?
The western states are more mountainous than the eastern states.
The distance on this map is interpreted in miles.
Of the western states, California has a smaller percentage of mountainous areas than the states around it.
There are no mountainous areas in the eastern coastal states.
What effect did the Industrial Revolution have on scientific discovery in America?
The Industrial Revolution brought more interest in utility and practicality, driving minds more toward science than religion.
The Industrial Revolution pushed men and women further from science and toward religious duties.
The Industrial Revolution had little to no effect on scientific discovery in America; the two are not related.
The Industrial Revolution fueled interest in science due to the advent of farming utilities.
According to the map "Original Thirteen Colonies," which of these is NOT true?
The map is showing all of the current state names.
The original thirteen colonies were settled along the West Coast.
Rhode Island is the smallest of the original thirteen colonies.
The colonies in the South occupied more land mass than those in the North.
Both interest groups and political parties are likely to:
(A)Raise money for candidates running for office
(B)Try to get all the candidates from one political party elected
(C)Try to influence the policy-making process of the federal government
(D)Recruit candidates to run for office
A system of mountains in eastern North America Which region is it?
It's not clear
Which factor restricts voting in the United States?
It's not clear
What statement best summarizes the information shown on this map?
(A)European domination of Africa was immoral because it violated the principle of self-determination.
(B)Europeans took African lands to gain access to the slaves they needed in the New World.
(D)European countries divided nearly all of Africa and made these regions colonies in their empires.
(C)Britain and France got more than their fair share of Africa.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another … a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ….
The primary reason this passage was written was to:
(A)Make the case that people have God-given rights
(B)Reform the British government
(D)Justify the position of the colonists that they need to set up their own independent government
(C)State new theories developed by American philosophers on the nature of government
Which statement provides the best general conclusion that can be made from the table as a whole?
(D)Not all deserts have the same climate.
(A)Deserts are always sparsely populated areas.
(B)Deserts around the world look about the same.
(C)Most of the world’s deserts are in Africa.
Minoan civilization, centered in Crete, was the earliest civilization based on trade rather than agriculture. Unlike other early civilizations, the Minoans did not have an agricultural surplus produced by irrigation. Instead, Minoan cities were supported by trade conducted by ships that carried cargo on the Mediterranean Sea.
The author of this passage implies that:
(A)Minoans developed wine-making rather than the production of food crops.
(B)Trade allows countries to specialize in the products they can produce best.
(D)Minoans obtained at least some of their food from trade rather than growing it all themselves.
(C)Minoans did not eat as well as other early civilizations.
Identify the term that links the groups below.
Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, William Garrison, Uncle Tom's Cabin
I don't know
Who became the commander of the Confederate army of northern Virginia at the beginning of the Civil War?
Robert E. Lee
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Which conclusion is supported by information presented in the graph?
Most independents usually vote for Republican candidates, giving Democrats and Republicans about an equal chance of winning.
Independents comprise less than 10 percent of American voters.
The breakdown of Americans who identify with each political party did not change much between 1984 and 2008.
The Democratic Party is about the same size as the Republican Party.
Which freedoms are guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S.Constitution?
freedom of speech
All statements are correct
freedom of the press
freedom of religion
Which states had a larger number of foreign-born residents than Nevada?
All of the other five states
California, New York, and New Jersey
California, New York, and New Jersey had more, and Florida had the same number as Nevada
Florida and Texas
Which statement correctly describes the two maps?
Both maps distort the size, shape, and location of the continents.
Map A shows an accurate view of the world while Map B distorts reality.
Map B shows an accurate view of the world while Map A distorts reality.
Map A would be of greater use to a pilot trying to fly from Alaska to Europe than Map B.
A narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects two large areas of land is called ...
What geographic feature serves as a common boundary between nations and states?