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Practice Test Social Studies – set 5

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

 

Question 1 of 25

1. Aboriginal Settlement

Aboriginal people lived in what's now Canada, long before any European landed on its shore. Archaeologists believe that North American Aboriginals originated in Asia and came over the land bridge connecting Siberia and North America during the Ice Age. It is believed by scientists that Aboriginals first lived in Canada anywhere from 10,000 to 13,000 years ago. However, some Aboriginal tribes believe that life on Earth began with their creation in North America, and entirely reject the notion they immigrated here at all.

What is the belief of the Aboriginal tribes about their place of origin?
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Question 2 of 25

2. GED Prep Social Studies – Early Mesopotamia: The Jews 

17. Abraham is believed to have been born _________.
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Question 3 of 25

3. GED Prep Social Studies – The Scientific Revolution5. Which of the following is not considered to be a development of the Scientific Revolution?
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Question 4 of 25

4. During which time period did the United States experience the highest unemployment rate to date?
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Question 5 of 25

5. 18. According to Jewish history, which of the following is correct?
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Question 6 of 25

6. 6. Who from the following thinkers of the Scientific Revolution is credited with saying “I think, therefore I am?”
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Question 7 of 25

7. During which time period did the United States experience the highest unemployment rate to date?
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Question 8 of 25

8.
Washington is known as the “American Cincinnatus”

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a statesman and hero of the early Roman Republic. Chosen to lead when Rome was threatened by an invading army, he left his plow in the field to take command of the situation. Once Rome was safe, he gave up power and returned to his farm. Like Cincinnatus, Washington wanted to be a private citizen and farmer, but answered the call of his country. At the end of the Revolutionary War, Washington peacefully returned to his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army to Congress, thereby helping to confirm the principle of civilian control of the military.

Why is George Washington likened to Lucius Cincinnatus?
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Question 9 of 25

9. Who was the first woman to run on a presidential ticket for one of the major political parties?
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Question 10 of 25

10. Washington is known as the “American Cincinnatus”

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a statesman and hero of the early Roman Republic. Chosen to lead when Rome was threatened by an invading army, he left his plow in the field to take command of the situation. Once Rome was safe, he gave up power and returned to his farm. Like Cincinnatus, Washington wanted to be a private citizen and farmer, but answered the call of his country. At the end of the Revolutionary War, Washington peacefully returned to his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army to Congress, thereby helping to confirm the principle of civilian control of the military.

What is the common virtue of the two great leaders based from the reading?
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Question 11 of 25

11. Which of the following did President Johnson claim gave him the right to escalate the conflict in Vietnam?

 
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Question 12 of 25

12.


 

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”  - Franklin D Roosevelt




 

This saying by Franklin D. Roosevelt was attributed to the American people. What is the meaning of “descended from immigrants and revolutionists”?
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Question 13 of 25

13.

Creating Miss Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, known officially as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and funded completely through donations from the French people.

After Bartholdi finalized the design in miniature, the statue itself was created using wooden molds, a copper shell, and an iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel, who later built the Eiffel Tower.

On July 4, 1884, the 151-foot-tall, 225-ton Statue of Liberty was delivered to the American Ambassador in Paris. In order to transport Lady Liberty to New York, the statue was dismantled into 300 pieces and packed into 214 wooden crates.







 

Based from the Statue of Liberty’s official name, what is the symbolism behind the great monument?
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Question 14 of 25

14. In what U.S. celebration did France deliver the Statue of Liberty?
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Question 15 of 25

15.
 

Franklin's Letter to His Daughter (excerpt)

 

'For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

 

'With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing. He is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country...

 

'I am, on this account, not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth, the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.'

 


 

Based from the letter, why did Benjamin Franklin not like the Bald Eagle as a national symbol?
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Question 16 of 25

16. GED Prep Social Studies – Anti-Colonial Struggles: Central and South America11. José de San Martin is famous for _________.
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Question 17 of 25

17.
 

Franklin's Letter to His Daughter (excerpt)

 

'For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

 

'With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing. He is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country...

 

'I am, on this account, not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth, the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.'

 


 

What made Franklin think that the Turkey deserves to be the figure of U.S.?
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Question 18 of 25

18. 12. Which of the following statements is correct?
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Question 19 of 25

19. Which situation does not reflect the personality of a bald eagle?
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Question 20 of 25

20. The article below is the English translation of Laguna Copperplate Inscription found in the Philippines.


 

Long Live! Year of Siyaka 822, month of Waisaka, according to astronomy. The fourth day of the waning moon, Monday. On this occasion, Lady Angkatan, and her brother whose name is Buka, the children of the Honourable Namwaran, were awarded a document of complete pardon from the Commander in Chief of Tundun, represented by the Lord Minister of Pailah, Jayadewa.

 

By this order, through the scribe, the Honorable Namwaran, has been forgiven of all and is released from his debts and arrears of 1 katî and 8 suwarna before the Honourable Lord Minister of Puliran, Ka Sumuran by the authority of the Lord Minister of Pailah.

 

Because of his faithful service as a subject of the Chief, the Honorable and widely renowned Lord Minister of Binwangan recognized all the living relatives of Namwaran who were claimed by the Chief of Dewata, represented by the Chief of Medang.

 

Yes, therefore, the living descendants of the Honorable Namwaran are forgiven, indeed, of any and all debts of the Honorable Namwaran to the Chief of Dewata.

 

This, in any case, shall declare to whomever henceforth that on some future day, should there be a man who claims that no release from the debt of the Honorable..


True or False?

Statement 1: The ancient people have their own form of government.

Statement 2: Lady Angkatan and Buka were claiming a property.

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Question 21 of 25

21. The article below is the English translation of Laguna Copperplate Inscription found in the Philippines.


 

Long Live! Year of Siyaka 822, month of Waisaka, according to astronomy. The fourth day of the waning moon, Monday. On this occasion, Lady Angkatan, and her brother whose name is Buka, the children of the Honourable Namwaran, were awarded a document of complete pardon from the Commander in Chief of Tundun, represented by the Lord Minister of Pailah, Jayadewa.

 

By this order, through the scribe, the Honorable Namwaran, has been forgiven of all and is released from his debts and arrears of 1 katî and 8 suwarna before the Honorable Lord Minister of Puliran, Ka Sumuran by the authority of the Lord Minister of Pailah.

 

Because of his faithful service as a subject of the Chief, the Honorable and widely renowned Lord Minister of Binwangan recognized all the living relatives of Namwaran who were claimed by the Chief of Dewata, represented by the Chief of Medang.

 

Yes, therefore, the living descendants of the Honorable Namwaran are forgiven, indeed, of any and all debts of the Honorable Namwaran to the Chief of Dewata.

 

This, in any case, shall declare to whomever henceforth that on some future day, should there be a man who claims that no release from the debt of the Honorable...

 

 


True or False?

Statement 1: During the old times, societies had an organized calendar.

Statement 2: Laws existed even in time of antiquity.

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B.
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Question 22 of 25

22.

Peru – Land of the Incas
USA - Uncle Sam
Japan – Land of the Rising Sun
Philippines – The Pearl of the Orient Seas
South Korea – Land of the Morning Calm
Sri Lanka – India’s Teardrop
South Africa - Rainbow Nation
Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
China – The Red Dragon of Asia


 

Which of the aforementioned country nicknames are based from its own geography?
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Question 23 of 25

23. Why is the Philippines called the ‘Pearl of the Orient Seas’?
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Question 24 of 25

24. Which is true about the nicknames of the countries?
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Question 25 of 25

25. GED Prep Social Studies – The Holy Roman Empire41. Who was Otto the Great?
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Question 25 of 25


 

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