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Test Prep GED Section 1 Social Studies Exam Actual Questions

The questions for GED Section 1 Social Studies were last updated at June 19, 2022.
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Question #1 Topic 1

According to the information given in the map, which of the following conclusions can be drawn?

  • A. The British colonies were the main destination of African slaves.
  • B. South America did not allow the importation of slaves.
  • C. Most slaves were sent to work on sugar plantations in Brazil and in the Caribbean.
  • D. South America has a large population of African origin today.
  • E. The main slave trading region in Africa stretched 550 miles long.
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Correct Answer: C 🗳️
According to the map, 40% of slaves went to the Caribbean and 38% went to Brazil, far more than other destinations in the Americas.

Question #2 Topic 1

According to the map, what time is it in Dallas when it is noon in Sacramento?

  • A. 2:00 P.M.
  • B. 3:00 P.M.
  • C. 2:00 A.M.
  • D. 1:00 A.M.
  • E. 11:00 P.M.
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Correct Answer: A 🗳️
Dallas falls in the Central time zone, which is two hours ahead of Sacramento, located in the Pacific time zone.

Question #3 Topic 1

What time is it in Sacramento, CA, when it is midnight in Tampa, FL?

  • A. 1:00 A.M.
  • B. 12:00 P.M.
  • C. 9:00 A.M.
  • D. 9:00 P.M.
  • E. 10:00 P.M.
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Correct Answer: D 🗳️
Sacramento falls in the Pacific time zone, which is three hours behind Tampa, located in the Eastern time zone.

Question #4 Topic 1

As a traveler moves west, she can expect to?

  • A. change time zones.
  • B. move into an earlier time zone for every 15 degrees of latitude she travels.
  • C. experience jet lag.
  • D. move into an earlier time zone for every 15 degrees of longitude she travels.
  • E. move into a later time zone for every 15 degrees of latitude she travels.
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Correct Answer: B 🗳️
As illustrated on the map, a traveler would enter an earlier time zone as he or she moves west. According to the caption, each time zone "equals 15 degrees of latitude."

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