GED Social Studies Practice Test Set 4

These questions are written by our Social Studies instructor and are similar to what you’ll find on the GED® test.

Each question has four or five answer choices.

Choose the best answer for each question.

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1. The Preamble of the Constitution

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

In the Preamble of the US Constitution, there is the phrase "insure domestic tranquility." What does that mean?

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2. The following is found in Federalist 51, which was written in 1788 by James Madison. What is the constitutional principle that Madison describes in this passage?

“… the interior structure of the government as that its several constituent parts may, by their mutual relations, be the means of keeping each other in their proper places. ”

 

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3. What do we call a government run by the people (either indirectly or directly)?

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4.

The 14th Amendment

Section 1.

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

What term is used in the Fourteenth Amendment for the description of individuals born in the U.S. or were naturalized?

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5. Look at this graph and answer the question below.

Of the statements below, which can be inferred from the graph?

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6. The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It protects the way of life of Americans. Which of the following situations is NOT a right protected by this Bill of Rights?

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7. When Congress has passed new tax laws, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforces that.

This shows a clear example of ...

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8. Steve's prosecution led to a conviction in state court for speaking out in public against the governor. During this trial, Steve was denied a lawyer's counsel. Three years later, the United States Supreme Court overturned Steve's conviction, stating the state had violated (or not guaranteed) Steve's constitutional rights. Which amendments are applying to this case?

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9. This table is showing lobbying methods, the associated costs, and the minimum time required.

You feel like wanting to support your district’s man or woman in Congress and want to lobby indirectly. You don't have much money, though, and you can only help in the coming month. What are your best options?

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Question 10 of 10

10. The following are views pro and con the increase of American minimum wage. What is the conclusion that we can draw from these views?

 

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It’s important that you know what your weak points are so you can focus on learning these topics. 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.

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