Language Arts Test Set 5

Learn how to pass the GED® test by answering these Language Arts practice questions.

Answer all of the questions.

Do not leave any questions unanswered.

1. Choose the correct verb that agrees with the subject.

My friends and my mother _____ each other. 

Question 1 of 10

2. A prepositional phrase is a group of words beginning with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun.
Choose the prepositional phrase in this sentence below.

The grass beneath the swings is turning brown. 

Question 2 of 10

3. The subject of a sentence must agree with the verb.

All of the dogs in the neighborhood _____ barking. 

Question 3 of 10

4. What’s the author’s purpose in the following selection?

The giant panda is a bearlike animal that has thick white fur with black markings on its ears, limbs, shoulders, and around its eyes. The giant panda feeds on bamboo forests at high altitudes in western China. It also eats bulbs, roots, eggs, and some small mammals. The cubs are born in late winter. The giant panda is an endangered species and is protected by the Chinese government.

Question 4 of 10

5. Choose the correct form:


Question 5 of 10

6. Read each sentence below. Does it require an adjective or an adverb? Choose the correct word to complete this sentence.

Bill cheered _________ when his team won the game.

Question 6 of 10

7. Identify the infinitive in this sentence:

When I got home from school I wanted to run straight to my computer.

Question 7 of 10

8. The fat duck ate a fish.

Fat is an ...

Question 8 of 10

9. Choose the correct verb that agrees with the subject.

Either Maria or you _____ late for class. 

Question 9 of 10

10. Choose the correct prepositional phrase in this sentence below.

The house of bricks didn’t blow down.

Question 10 of 10


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GED Test Prep Tips

Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are. It’s important that you know what your weak points are so you can focus on learning these topics.

It’s okay to take these practice tests over and over again until you understand the matter perfectly well.

Studies have shown that students who take frequent practice tests attain higher scores on the real test.

Recent graduates have some good advice for you: don’t try to learn for all subject tests at once.

You are allowed to take one of the subject tests at a time, so prepare for one subject area, take that test, and move on to the next subject field.

When preparing for the test, the most common slipup is forgetting to block some time for learning.

Postponement and pretexts are your biggest enemies. Please adopt a learning schedule and stick to it.

The second common mistake that leads to failing the real test is the fact that students spend too much time on one question and end up not making it through the whole test.


Last Updated on April 8, 2021.

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