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Practice Test Social Studies – set 6

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.

 

Question 1 of 25

1. Which group was primarily responsible for the sit-ins that protested segregation in the South?
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Question 2 of 25

2. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are historic figures for doing what?
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Question 3 of 25

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Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states — only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 

 

Why is the state of Florida exempted from snow?
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Question 4 of 25

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Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states — only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


 

These are the conclusions from the reading, except:
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Question 5 of 25

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Democracy is often described by the words of Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address:

“… government of the people, by the people, for the people …”


 

Which situation reflects the term, “government of the people”?
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Question 6 of 25

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Under dictatorship, leadership is given to a single man. Full faith is to be concentrated in the leader. The leader is supposed to represent national unity. He is considered to be a symbol of national prestige. He is the final authority in every matter and his word is supreme.


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Which of the following political figures did not apply dictatorship as a form of government?
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Question 7 of 25

7. GED Prep Social Studies – American Civilizations: The Mayas6. Although advanced for its time, the Mayan calendar was inaccurate because it__________.
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Question 8 of 25

8. 7. Which of the following is not an achievement of Mayan civilization?
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Question 9 of 25

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The 1917 Russian Revolution, which overthrew three centuries of tsarist rule, had its roots in Marxist beliefs. The revolution’s leader, Vladimir Lenin, built his new proletarian government based on his interpretation of Marxist thought, turning Karl Marx into an internationally famous figure more than 30 years after his death.


 

What form of government was overthrown by Vladimir Lenin?
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Question 10 of 25

10.
The 1917 Russian Revolution, which overthrew three centuries of tsarist rule, had its roots in Marxist beliefs. The revolution’s leader, Vladimir Lenin, built his new proletarian government based on his interpretation of Marxist thought, turning Karl Marx into an internationally famous figure more than 30 years after his death.


 

What form of government was built by Lenin?
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Question 11 of 25

11. True or False?

Statement 1: The government has the authority to declare martial law if the whole country is under threat.


Statement 2: The people have the right to launch a revolution.

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Question 12 of 25

12. GED Prep Social Studies – Anti-Colonial Struggles: Central and South America11. José de San Martin is famous for _________.
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Question 13 of 25

13. True or False?

Statement 1: According to the United Nations, children are those who belong to ages 21 and below.


Statement 2: When a child is aborted from his mother’s womb, he is deprived of his right to live.

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Question 14 of 25

14. 12. Which of the following statements is correct?
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Question 15 of 25

15. True or False?

Statement 1: Karl Marx led the first communist government.

Statement 2: Democracy was first applied in Greece
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Question 16 of 25

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All economic questions emanate from a single and unavoidable fact: you can’t always get what you want. We live in a world of scarcity: society has limited resources, therefore it cannot produce all goods and services that people wish to have. It also means that wants always exceed the resources to satisfy them. A child who wants a P7.00 bottle of her favourite juice and P8.00 barbecue, but has only P10.00 in her pocket experiences scarcity. A student who wants to go to a party on a Saturday night but also wants to watch the last full show of a movie also experiences scarcity. When the total amount the government wants to spend on housing, health services, education, defense, social welfare and other services exceeds its tax collection, it faces scarcity.

 

Wants do not simply surpass resources, they are unlimited while resources are limited. People want a good life, health, security, material wealth, leisure and recreation. Nobody is fully satisfied with his present state of life. It is the desire to satisfy as much of these unlimited wants as possible that makes it necessary for the economy to be as efficient as possible. Efficiency calls for the most effective use of the limited resources to satisfy the people’s wants. We can say that an economy is producing efficiently “when it cannot make anyone economically better off without making someone else worse off.”

 

Source: Economics: Theories & Principles , Vibal Publishing House, Inc. (2005)

 


What is the truth about Scarcity?
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Question 17 of 25

17.
 

All economic questions emanate from a single and unavoidable fact: you can’t always get what you want. We live in a world of scarcity: society has limited resources, therefore it cannot produce all goods and services that people wish to have. It also means that wants always exceed the resources to satisfy them. A child who wants a P7.00 bottle of her favourite juice and P8.00 barbecue, but has only P10.00 in her pocket experiences scarcity. A student who wants to go to a party on a Saturday night but also wants to watch the last full show of a movie also experiences scarcity. When the total amount the government wants to spend on housing, health services, education, defense, social welfare and other services exceeds its tax collection, it faces scarcity.

 

Wants do not simply surpass resources, they are unlimited while resources are limited. People want a good life, health, security, material wealth, leisure and recreation. Nobody is fully satisfied with his present state of life. It is the desire to satisfy as much of these unlimited wants as possible that makes it necessary for the economy to be as efficient as possible. Efficiency calls for the most effective use of the limited resources to satisfy the people’s wants. We can say that an economy is producing efficiently “when it cannot make anyone economically better off without making someone else worse off.”

 

Source: Economics: Theories & Principles , Vibal Publishing House, Inc. (2005)

 


Why do humans have unlimited wants and needs?
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Question 17 of 25

Question 18 of 25

18.

MIXED ECONOMY

An economy that combines elements of capitalism and socialism, mixing some individual ownership and regulation. Some capitalist countries, France, for example, employ what is often called state capitalism. In this form of a mixed economy, the state becomes a major shareholder in large private enterprises. Alternatively employed in Great Britain (more in the past than now), is for the state to own some large industries while leaving others in private hands.


 Which of the following reflects Mixed Economy?
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Question 19 of 25

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Economic production sustains human life which, for most people, is the most important concern in life. The prestige of democratic government, its rise and fall, usually depend on its economic performance.


 

What is the meaning of the above-mentioned statements?
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Question 20 of 25

20. GED Prep Social Studies – Globalization: Millennium Milestones29. The Internet has________.
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Question 21 of 25

21. 30. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
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Question 22 of 25

22. GED Prep Social Studies – The Holy Roman Empire41. Who was Otto the Great?
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Question 23 of 25

23. 42. Which of the following did Otto the Great try to achieve during his reign?
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Question 24 of 25

24. GED Prep Social Studies – The Holocaust51. During the Holocaust the Jews experienced which of the following?
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Question 25 of 25

25. 52. Following the defeat of Germany at the end of World War II, many Nazi leaders ________.
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Question 25 of 25


 





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