Practice Test Social Studies – set 1

These questions are written by our Social Studies guru and are similar to the GED Test. Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question.

 

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1. What landmark economic decision was made at the Bretton Woods Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in July 1944?
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2. Which President of the United States removed the US dollar from the gold standard?
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3. What is the name of the economic philosophy popular in the 1980s and commonly referred to as “trickle down” economics?
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4. Which famous economist is responsible for developing an economic principle that infuses private sector and public sector action to keep the economy strong, especially in times of a recession? 
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5. In economics, what is the term for a past cost that has already been incurred and cannot be recovered?
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6. What is the economic philosophy that empowers businesses and consumers to provide goods and services without the interference from regulations, tariffs, taxes, or any other government-imposed sanctions?
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7. What is the term for a business that does not have any competition within a sector of a market and impedes other competitors from holding a viable position within that market? 
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8. What is the term for when the purchasing power of currency for goods diminishes over time due to the cost of the goods increasing over time?
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9. Which of the following statements about the judicial branch of the U.S. Government is incorrect?
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10. Which of the following is one of the largest agencies created through Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative during the Great Depression?
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11. Which great American novel is credited for spurring federal legislation to regulate America’s food quality and health?
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12. Who was the person responsible for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1995? 
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13. GED Prep Social Studies – Marketing Plan77. Which of the following is a factor when deciding on a market plan for selling a product?
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14. Which Revolutionary War battle left colonists so severely outnumbered that they were ordered not to fire against the British until they “see the whites of their eyes”?
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15. During which time period did the United States experience the highest unemployment rate to date?
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16. Who was the first woman to run on a presidential ticket for one of the major political parties?
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17. Which of the following did President Johnson claim gave him the right to escalate the conflict in Vietnam?
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18. Which group was primarily responsible for the sit-ins that protested segregation in the South?
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19. In his final address as president, what did Eisenhower warn the American people against?
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20. During the race into space, what accomplishment did the United States manage before the USSR?
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21. Which of the following did not contribute to prosperity in the United States during the 1950s?
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22. Who was the first European to find North America?
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23. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were all teachers of philosophy in what ancient city?
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24. Which of the following did not contribute to the outbreak of World War I?
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25. What social group gained the most power from the French Revolution in 1789?
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