GED Practice Test
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Contemporary's GED Social Studies
Jeri W. Bayer
Time, Continuity, and Change
Chapter Review Quiz
Choose the best answer to each question. You may refer to pages 119–156 in
Contemporary’s GED Social Studies
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Which of the following is the best description of history?
the great wars that have helped shaped humanity
the important truths that have been learned through the ages
the inevitable march of progress toward a better future
the story of humanity as it unfolds over time
the descent of humanity to greater destructiveness and exploitation
Between the years 1000 and 2000, what changed most radically in Europe?
the ethnic groups living there
the dominant religion
What is the Aral Sea most known for today?
a thriving fishery
Which ancient civilization survived into modern times?
Which century has seen the greatest amount of urban growth?
Which of the following was the LEAST industrialized in the year 2000?
According to the chart on page 131, which thirty-year period shows the greatest amount of global warming?
Why did the British Parliament pass the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Acts of 1767?
to punish the American colonies for their rebelliousness
to oppress and exploit the American colonies
to raise money to pay for debts from the French and Indian War
to drive the American colonies towards declaring independence
to encourage the development of democracy in America
Which of the following was NOT one of the Four Freedoms enumerated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941?
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Travel
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear
Which of the following does NOT stem from the moral commitments of the Civil War?
eliminating terrorism from the world
trying to make a living reality of the great ideal of equality
taking a stand anywhere in the world for freedom
working for just dealing between all races and ethnic groups
working for an enduring unity among human beings
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