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Comprehension Check

You have had a chance to review basic information about the higher-order thinking skills that will be used on the GED Tests. Check your knowledge by answering each of the following questions. The box at the right will indicate whether your answer is correct.


2. The GED Science Test emphasizes how science concepts relate to personal and social contexts.
a. True
b. False
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3. Identifying an author’s use of techniques such as tone, word choice, characterization, details, and figurative language is called literary
a. Comprehension
b. Application
c. Analysis
d. Synthesis
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4. When students create a new idea out of known concepts and information, they are using the skill of
a. Comprehension
b. Application
c. Analysis
d. Synthesis
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5. When students restate or summarize information in a text and/or graphic or recognize implied or unstated meaning, they rely on the skill of
a. Comprehension
b. Application
c. Analysis
d. Synthesis
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6. A student learns about supply and demand in order to understand how prices are set in the market. Later, the student reads a news article about government price supports and is able to use her knowledge of supply and demand to interpret the article. This is an example of
a. Comprehension
b. Application
c. Analysis
d. Synthesis
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7. When students judge the validity of the evidence offered as the basis for scientific conclusion, they draw on the skill of
a. Application
b. Analysis
c. Synthesis
d. Evaluation
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8. GED Test items primarily assess students’ comprehension skills. Only a few items on each test assess the higher cognitive skill levels.
a. True
b. False
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