GED Social Studies Practice Test

This GED® social studies practice test has questions and answers similar to those that could be asked during your official GED® tests. In this practice test you’ll find questions on the US geography, federal government, important amendments, and more.


#1. Supply and Demand: A baker sells whole wheat and white bread. The demand for his whole wheat bread is very high and he cannot keep up with the demand. Conversely, very few people buy white bread and he often has many leftover loaves. How would the demand for the types of bread be reflected in the prices?

#2. US Geography: This large in-land body of water touches the states Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, Canada.

#3. Federal Government: What are the three branches of the Federal Government?

#4. Federal Government: How many representatives are in the US Senate?

#5. Important Amendments: What did the 19th amendment put into effect?

#6. US Bill of Rights: What rights does the First Amendment grant US citizens?

#7. The following is from the US 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. What does the word “ordain” mean in the context of the sentence?

#8. Interpreting Information: Three of the following statements about World War I are based on facts and evidence. Which one is based on speculation or opinion?

#9. This political cartoon was issued in the Fall of 1833 in response to President Andrew Jackson’s September order to remove federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. According to the cartoon, what does the cartoonist think Andrew Jackson is violating by his actions?