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Practice Test Social Studies – set 11

These questions are written by our Social Studies guru and are similar to the GED Test. Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question.

 

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1. Which of the following is not an aspect of the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams?New powers to deport foreigners
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2. Which of the following is one of the largest agencies created through Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative during the Great Depression?
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3. Which great American novel is credited for spurring federal legislation to regulate America’s food quality and health?
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4. Who was the person responsible for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1995?
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5. Which Revolutionary War battle left colonists so severely outnumbered that they were ordered not to fire against the British until they “see the whites of their eyes”?
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6. During which time period did the United States experience the highest unemployment rate to date?
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7. Who was the first woman to run on a presidential ticket for one of the major political parties?
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8. Which of the following did President Johnson claim gave him the right to escalate the conflict in Vietnam?

 
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Question 9 of 50

9. Which group was primarily responsible for the sit-ins that protested segregation in the South?
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10. In his final address as president, what did Eisenhower warn the American people against?
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Question 11 of 50

11. Which of the following quotations is NOT attributed to United States President Harry Truman?
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12. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are historic figures for doing what?
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13. How long did the Iran hostage crisis last?
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14. Which photographer is famous for his images of United States landscapes, like the image below?

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15. Which American President was in office when the bowling alley was installed in the White House?
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16. Which American author wrote The Grapes of Wrath, which captured the plight of rural America during the Great Depression?
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17. Which American naval vessel is known as Old Ironsides?
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18. Which presidential campaign had “I Like Ike” as their campaign slogan?
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19. What famous rebellion in 1791 challenged and strengthened the newly-formed United States of America and its leadership?
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20. Where did the famous Oregon Trail begin?
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21. Who is credited as being the author of the Declaration of Independence? 
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22. Who is the only President of the United States not elected to be President or Vice President prior to assuming the office?
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23. Which famous emperor swept most of Eurasia to create the largest contiguous empire in history?
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24. Which world leader was educated by Aristotle and grew up to build an empire that stretched from Greece to Pakistan?
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25. Which famous naval battle turned the tide in the Napoleonic Wars and gave an underdog victory to the British in 1805?
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Question 26 of 50

26. Which American battleship exploded off the coast of Cuba in 1898 and sparked the Spanish-American War?
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27. Who is considered the founder of communism?
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28. What was the main architectural attraction to the 1889 World’s Fair?
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29. What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
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30. If you leave Caracas, Venezuela and fly directly north, which United States major city will you fly over?
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31. Where was the golden spike place that completed the first transcontinental railroad in the United States?
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32. What is the longest river in South America?
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33. What is the tallest mountain in the United States east of the Mississippi river? 
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34. What country in Africa is entirely surrounded by South Africa?
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Question 35 of 50

35. Traveling directly south of Detroit, Michigan, what country will you cross first? 
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Question 36 of 50

36. Which river listed below is the longest in Asia and third longest in the world?
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Question 37 of 50

37. In the landmark court case, The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, what was the central issue?
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38. Which Supreme Court case resolved a dispute in Topeka, Kansas and ultimately desegregated public schools in the United States?
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Question 39 of 50

39. What governing principle ensures that one branch of government does not have more or less power than another branch of government?
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40. Which amendment to the United States Constitution protects against unfair treatment in legal process?
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41. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects American citizens against:
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42. How many representatives are in the United States Senate?
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43. How many representatives are in the United States House of Representatives?
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44. Which state has the largest legislature in the United States?
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45. What two chambers make up the British Parliament?
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46. What American labor leader and civil rights activist co-founded the National Farm Workers Association and is a national hero for migrant worker rights?
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Question 47 of 50

47. Who was the first openly gay person to hold public office in California?
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48. Who was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
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49. What South African anti-apartheid leader spent 27 years in prison before becoming the country’s President in 1994?
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Question 50 of 50

50. Who is the first woman to win a Presidential election in Africa?
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