The Social Studies test consists of questions that measure general social studies concepts. The questions are based on short readings that often include a map, graph, chart, cartoon, or figure. Study the information given and then answer the question(s) following it. Refer to the information as often as necessary in answering the questions.
The Social Studies section of the GED test consists of two parts: You have 65 minutes to complete the question-answer portion of the Social Studies component and another 25 minutes to complete the Extended Response (the essay). You may not transfer leftover time between sections.
The answers and explanations to this test’s questions are in Chapter 20. Go through the explanations to all the questions, even for the ones you answered correctly. The explanations are a good review of the techniques we discuss throughout the book.