Language Arts Test Set 9

This practice Language Arts test is an essential part of our GED® test preparation.

Answer all of the questions.

Do not leave any questions unanswered.

1. Read the description or example and determine the author’s purpose: to entertain, to persuade, or to inform.

An article is detailing the many uses of a new multi-purpose tool. It explains how the tool can perform the tasks of a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, and knife. It is four tools in one, so you will always have the tool you need when you have one of these.
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B.
C.

Question 1 of 6

2. Read the description or example and determine the author’s purpose: to entertain, to persuade, or to inform.

Andy writes a letter to his parents explaining why he needs a new bike.
A.
B.
C.

Question 2 of 6

3. Read this set of statements. Draw a conclusion about what is happening.

At the sound of your keys in the door, your cat comes running. He greets you at the door, meowing, and rubbing himself against your legs. You look down at him in surprise. Henry isn't usually that glad to see you when you've been away all weekend. Then it occurs to you WHY he's so happy to see you, and you feel just awful.
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B.
C.

Question 3 of 6

4. 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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Question 4 of 6

5. 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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Question 5 of 6

6. Read each passage below. What kind of person is the speaker?

“Friends and families, there stand before you on this stage today eleven young people who were determined to find a better path in life – and so they have.” Principal Martin paused,
sniffled, and wiped her eyes. She then continued in a husky voice, “It is no small thing to turn a life around. It takes courage, determination, tenacity. And it takes intelligence, to want to
do it in the first place. These young men…” she paused for a moment to collect herself. “These young men exemplify all of these qualities."
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Question 6 of 6


 

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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.

You can take these practice tests as often as you like until you fully understand the matter.

Research has indicated that students who take frequent practice tests attain higher scores on the actual test.

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

You can take the subtests one 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 actual 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 August 18, 2020.

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