GED Sample Test

This test has 40 sample questions from the four GED subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

There are usually four answers, choose the best one. At the end of the test, you access correct answers with explanations.

Math

1. How many degrees make up the four corners of a rectangle?
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2. Use rules of exponents and rewrite this expression as a single exponent.

\(6^{9} \div 6^{3}\)
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3. What is the equation of the line that has a slope of \(5\) and passes through the point \((4, 7)\)?
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4. Translate the phrase into a mathematical expression involving the given variable.

"9 times the sum of the number z and 2"
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5. The price listed for \(40\) dinner plates at a home store is \(\$238.80\). What amount will Jane need to pay, if she decides to purchase \(100\) such dinner plates?
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6. Select all the statements that correctly compare the two numbers.
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7. Simplify the following expression:

\(-5m - 16 + 5 - 20m\)
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8. A car travels \(140\; miles\) in \(4\; hours\). Find the average rate of speed.
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9. Given \(f(x) = |6x - 9|,\: evaluate\; f(8)\).
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10. Simplify the given expression:

\(2(10 - 6p) + 10(-2p+ 5)\)
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Science

11. Average speed equals…
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12. What is Probability?
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13. In December, what season is it in countries in the Southern Hemisphere such as Australia?
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14. An object at rest will _______ if no outside forces are applied.
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15. Find the resultant force (F) developed by a speed boat engine, if the boat has a mass of 300 kg and can accelerate at a rate of 1.5 m/s2.Use the formula:  = m  a

a = 1.5 m/s2

m = 300 kg

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16. The immune system helps to defend the body from disease. True or False?
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17. Which of the following three organisms are producers?
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18. ....  allele is the type of gene that always shows itself when present.
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19. Xylem carries water and nutrients from the soil, up into the leaves. The water is used to carry out photosynthesis, the products of which are sugar and oxygen.

If the xylem in a young tree is damaged, which process is first affected?
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20. A type of gene that can be hidden is called
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Social Studies

21. The ban on the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages established with the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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22. Which of the following is NOT considered to be a cause of the Great Depression?
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23. Which of the following statements applies to the United States Bill of Rights?
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24. The statement below is from a historical document.

'We the People of the United States... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.'How is this statement reflected in the modern American political system?

 
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25. Which individual protection is found in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
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26. Which statement about life in the American colonies is an opinion?
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27. Which level of government regulates drivers’ licenses?
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28. Where can a description of U.S. citizens’ civil liberties be found?
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29. In the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, what is the meaning of the phrase “We the People”?
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30. Which of the following did NOT take place during the Great Depression?
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Language

31. Read the following sentences. Change the noun in parenthesis to a possessive noun.

The _______________________ rooms are going to be cleaned today. (girls)
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32. Read the description or example and determine the author’s purpose: to entertain, to persuade, or to inform.

A book that lists words in alphabetical order. It gives the definition(s), pronunciation, and a sample sentence for each word.
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33. How is the tense of a verb shown?
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34. Your brother just got home from college. On your way downstairs, you hear your mother say,

"Well, this is a surprise. It's lovely to meet you." When you get down to the foyer, your mother is hissing in your brother's ear, "Why didn't you tell me? I look a mess. You are so inconsiderate!"
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35. Correct the sentence below by adding only one comma.

We got encouragement from everyone but our parents helped us most of all.
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36. Choose the conjunction that best completes each sentence.

I wanted to get a tan _____________________ I was in the tropics.
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37. Which of the words below has the most negative connotation:
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38. Choose the correct idiom to complete each sentence.

Kristen was coughing and sneezing. She was feeling...
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39. The rhythm of the pounding waves _____ calming.
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40. Use the context clues to determine when this story takes place.

Today, Facebook announced new features and tools for Facebook Fundraisers that are aimed at helping fundraiser creators and donors make an even greater impact.
Every day, people start Facebook Fundraisers to support the causes that matter to them.

 
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Last Updated on April 28, 2021.