Language Arts Test Set 9

Directions: this GED® Language Practice Test consists of 10 multiple-choice questions.

Answer all of the questions.

Do not leave any questions unanswered.

1. Using the context clues, choose the best definition for the underlined word.

The homes on the north side of the tracks were poor and shabby, but those on the south side were obviously affluent.

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Question 1 of 10

2. Choose the correct word to fill the blank.

______ means gloomy; to be filled with sadness; depressing

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Question 2 of 10

3. Which sentence uses the slash correctly?

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Question 3 of 10

4. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows it.

Anastasia sat by the fountain in the park with her head in her palms. She was weeping mournfully and wearing all black. In between gasps and sobs, Anastasia cried out, “Oh... John…” And then her cell phone beeped. Her hand dived into her purse and her heart skipped a beat. It was a text message from John! She opened up the message and read the few stark words, “I need to get my jacket back from you.” Anastasia threw her head onto her arms and resumed sobbing.

Why is Anastasia crying?

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Question 4 of 10

5. Choose the sentence that should be ended with an exclamation point:

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Question 5 of 10

6. Choose the correct word to fill the blank.

____ means expressed clearly; easy to understand.

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Question 6 of 10

7. Henry felt terrible about the lies he had told to his mother. If she ever
found out the truth, she’d never trust him again.

Which of the verbs in the passage above is a linking verb?

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Question 7 of 10

8. Choose the correct word to fill in the blank.

Let me give you a piece of _________: Never eat a whole bag of chocolate bars in one sitting.

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Question 8 of 10

9. Is the following sentence written in active or passive voice?

Andrew ate five sausages and three hamburgers.

Question 9 of 10

10. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.

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Question 10 of 10


 

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These practice tests are part of our GED online prep. 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. Research has indicated that students who take frequent practice tests attain higher scores on the GED test. You can take these practice tests as often as you like until you fully understand the matter.

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

You are allowed to take one of the four GED 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 GED 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 GED test is the fact that students spend too much time on one question and end up not making it through the whole test.

Time management is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to passing the GED test.

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