Sample test questions from the GED
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Try your hand at a few sample test questions from an old test, as reprinted in “The Myth of Achievement Tests: the GED and the Role of Character in American Life” by James Heckman, John Eric Humphries and Tim Kautz.
Source: Reproduced from Bobrow (2002).
Note: The source is a preparation guide for the most recent 2002 series of the GED test.
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Question 1 of 4
Test subject: Writing
Which correction should be made to sentence 1?
Some people, catch crappie from the shoreline or from a dock.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 4
Test subject: Math
If 8x+16=32, what is x?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 4
Test subject: Science
Some beach sands in Alaska currently are being worked for gold. Because there are large gold deposits inland, the soils and sediments along the Alaskan coast contain traces of gold. Which of the following BEST explains why the gold is concentrated on those beaches?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 4
Test subject: Social sciences
[Initiative] Sec. 8. (a) The initiative is the power of the electors to propose statutes and amendments to the Constitution and to adopt or reject them. (b) An initiative measure may be proposed by presenting the Secretary of State a petition that sets forth the text of the proposed statute or amendment to the Constitution and is certified to have been signed by electors equal in number to 5 percent in the case of a statute, and 8 percent in the case of an amendment to the Constitution, of the votes for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election.
To qualify an initiative to amend the state Constitution, how many voters must sign the petition?CorrectIncorrect