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The GED Social Studies Test: Just the Facts

The multiple-choice questions on the Social Studies Test are based on a variety of types of materials:

  • Prose passages drawn from sources such as historical narratives, editorials, newspapers, and newsmagazines
  • Graphic-based material such as maps, charts, graphs, tables, photographs, and political cartoons

Questions may be based on a passage only, a graphic only, or a combination of a passage and graphic. Approximately 60% of the questions are based on graphics or combinations of passages and graphics. Passages are generally no more than 200 words in length.