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Contemporary's GED Social Studies
Kenneth Tamarkin
Jeri W. Bayer

Comprehending Social Studies Materials

Chapter Review Quiz


Choose the best answer to each question. You may refer to pages 27–42 in Contemporary’s GED Social Studies if you need additional help. When you have finished the quiz, click on Submit Answers to receive feedback and results. You may also choose to e-mail your results to your instructor.


Which of the following visual aids conveys an opinion?
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A)a bar graph
B)a pie chart
C)a map
D)a political cartoon
E)a picture graph

Consider the following statement:
There were three topographical features that were important to the development of the region: the Tidewater, with low-lying land and large rivers; the Piedmont, with gently rolling hills above the falls of the rivers; and the Appalachian Mountains.
What is the most likely meaning of topographical?
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According to the map on page 36 in your textbook, what is the town northwest of Libertyville?
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A)North Chicago
B)Lake Bluff

According to the graph illustrating unemployment rates between 1950 and 1998 (page 41 in your textbook), during which five-year period was there the greatest fluctuation, or change, in the number of people who were unemployed?
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A)1950 and 1955
B)1960 and 1965
C)1970 and 1975
D)1980 and 1985
E)1990 and 1995

According to the graph about tax receipts on page 42 in your textbook, in which year did corporate taxes account for the smallest percentage of the total tax revenue?
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Consider the following statement. Which of the choices below paraphrases it correctly?
Gandhi had demonstrated to the world the effective strategy of nonviolent civil disobedience toward unjust laws.

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A)Gandhi succeeded in making social change through civil disobedience.
B)Gandhi went all over the world practicing nonviolent civil disobedience.
C)Many people opposed Gandhi in attempts to be effective in the use of civil disobedience.
D)Until Gandhi, civil disobedience had always been violent and unsuccessful.
E)Gandhi was always seeking personal attention through the strategy of civil disobedience.

Which of the following statements is an implication that can be drawn from the graph showing the numbers of immigrants to the United States in 1997 (on page 30 in your textbook)?
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A)The economies in African countries are strong.
B)Many of the immigrants to the United States in 1997 spoke Spanish.
C)All of the areas from which immigrants came in 1997 were experiencing civil wars.
D)In 1997 the United States admitted more immigrants than they ever had before.
E)In 1998 even more Asians immigrated to the United States than did in 1997.

What does the following statement by Richard Nixon’s counsel, John Dean, imply about the Nixon administration?
"I soon learned that to make my way upward, into a position of confidence and influence, I had to travel downward through factional power plays, corruption, and finally outright crimes."

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A)John Dean decided not travel downward.
B)Most people in the Nixon administration were very ambitious.
C)Most people in the Nixon administration were playing dirty.
D)The people with power were the ones who were willing to play dirty.
E)John Dean decided to travel downward.

What implication can you make on the basis of the information in the chart about the percentage of women in selected occupations in 1997 (on page 37 in your textbook)?
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A)Personal service occupations pay less since fewer women are employed in them.
B)Men are not usually welcome in the professions listed in the chart.
C)Young children relate better to their teachers if they are women.
D)There are certain kinds of jobs that are considered "women’s work."
E)Most doctors are not women.

What implication can you make on the basis of the information in the chart about the costs of military and social programs (on pages 38 in your textbook)?
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A)It is less expensive to support strong social programs than a strong military.
B)More money is spent on social programs than on the military.
C)Most social programs are well-funded.
D)Teachers receive higher salaries than most military personnel.
E)F-22 bombers are inexpensive.