Sample Questions for GED

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It is necessary to solve sample questions based on the test format for improving the skills that will be put to test. If you are taking the test and you have been out of touch with your studies, then it is all the more important for you to solve as many sample questions as possible. The first step in your preparation should be to understand the test format so that you can assess your knowledge of the test content. The next step would be to look around for questions that can help you in evaluating your preparedness to take the exam. Here is some information about the test format and the types of questions that will be presented to you. Use this information to identify the types of questions that will be required by you for practice in problem solving.

Language Arts, Reading

There will be 40 multiple-choice questions in this test to be completed in 65 minutes. These questions will be divided into two sections. Section one is based on literary text and makes up 75% of the questions. The questions are related to poetry, drama and prose fiction. Section two is based on Non Literary Text makes up 25% of the questions. The reading may be obtained from journals, books, magazines and newspapers with a total length of 200- 400 words. The reading texts may vary slightly and also contain logical arguments. Each reading is then followed by 4-8 questions.


There are 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 80 minutes. The questions are related to Life Science, Earth and Space Science. The Physical science questions make up 20%, Life science questions make up 45% and the Earth and Space science questions make up 20% of the questions of this test. The Physical Science contains questions relating to Physics and Chemistry.

The information may be given in the form of a chart, table, graph, map or a figure and a variety of question types will be based on them.

Social Studies

There are 50 multiple-choice questions in this section to be completed in 80 minutes. 25% of the questions will be based on United States or Canada’s History. 15% of the questions will be based on world history. 25% of the questions will be concerned with Geography. Questions will be related to continents, flora and fauna, source of the earth, climate and various natural resources. Maps, charts, political cartoons, speeches, articles and photographs will be given and related questions will be asked.

25% of the questions will be based on civics and government and the remaining 20% will be related with Economics. Again, the questions related with this part will be asked in the form of maps, charts, graphs, tables, paragraphs, figures or photographs.

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