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Wanting to get your GED Social Studies Test Right this time, below you will see all about the Social Studies test and topics you should know well to pass your test with high scores;


Test Topics

  • Reading for Meaning in Social Studies
  • Analyzing Historical Events and Arguments in Social Studies
  • Using Numbers and Graphs in Social Studies

Test Format – 1 Part with about 46 to 53 questions

  • Made up of multiple choices, drag and drop, fill in the blank, hot spot and drop down questions.
  • An on-screen calculator will be provided on the computer.

Test Duration – 70 minutes (1.10 Hours)

  • 70 minutes to complete the Social Studies Test.
  • Includes 2 minutes of instructions and final review
  • No breaks

Note: The Social Studies test is not a memorization test; therefore you don’t need to do things like memorize capitals, countries or time frames of events. It covers concepts including using logic, applying mathematical reasoning and drawing conclusions in a social studies context.

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Major Social Studies Skills to Focus on;

1. Reading for Meaning in Social Studies

  • Determining the main ideas social studies readings
  • Using details to make inferences or claims
  • Knowing the meanings of common social studies vocabulary, terms and phrases e.g. capitalism, socialism, communism
  • Identifying how authors use language to establish their points of view or purpose.
  • Determining when an author is using factual statements or inferences, as opposed to opinions.
  • Determining whether a claim is or is not supported by evidence
  • Comparing information that differs between sources

2. Analyzing Historical Events and Arguments in Social Studies

  • Making inferences or drawing conclusions by applying your logic and reasoning skills to the evidence presented in social studies readings.
  • Analyzing cause-and-effect relationships
  • Describing the connections between people, places, environments, processes, and events
  • Putting events in order and understanding the steps in a process (for example, how a bill becomes a law)
  • Analyzing the relationship of events, processes, and ideas.
  • Analyzing whether earlier events actually caused later ones or simply occurred before them.
  • Analyzing how events and situations shape the author’s point of view
  • Evaluating whether the author’s evidence is factual, relevant, and sufficient
  • Making judgments about how different ideas impact the author’s argument
  • Identifying when a social studies reading uses bias or propaganda

3. Using Numbers and Graphs in Social Studies

  • Making sense of information that is presented in different ways
  • Analyzing information from maps, tables, charts, photographs, and political cartoons
  • Representing textual data into visual form (charts, graphs, and tables)
  • Interpreting, using, and creating graphs with appropriate labeling, and use the data to predict trends
  • Analyzing how a graph showing independent and dependent variables related to each other
  • Recognizing the difference between correlation and causation between events
  • How to find the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set.

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