About the GED Social Studies Test

Unlike previous versions of the GED, you will need considerable knowledge about social studies topics, and much of the content is about US history and government. Also, you may have to use some skills that you also use on other parts of the test such as reading charts and graphs and some math. A few problems will give you an on screen calculator to help you.

Here are some samples of different types of questions that may appear on the GED Social Studies test:

Drop Down- Select the correct answer from a drop-down menu:

GED stands for  General  Development

Multiple Choice- Select the correct answer from a list of choices:

Which of the following is not a section of the GED test:

social studies
mathematical reasoning


Drag and Drop- Put these items in order by dragging and dropping them with your mouse to the table on the left

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Hot Spot- Hot Spot items may have a picture or graph and ask you to click on a particular point in the image.  A red dot should appear where you click.