GED Exam Prep

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COMPREHENSIVE-Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests





Prepare with two comprehensive practice tests
Analyze your test readiness and identify areas for further study with practice questions on each exam topic
Learn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety



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Practice questions include detailed explanations of the answers-so you can learn the material by understanding why an answer is correct.
Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered by the GED.
Two full-length practice tests enable you to time yourself under exam circumstances so you know exactly what to expect on test day and can identify any areas in which you are struggling before you take the real exam.



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Introduction
Part I Getting Started

Chapter 1: Understanding the GED

Chapter 2: Diagnostic Test with Answers and Explanations

Part II: GED Testing Strategies

Chapter 3: Strategies to Get Your Best Score

Part III: Critical Thinking

Chapter 4: The Cognitive Domain of Bloom's Taxonomy

Chapter 5: Interpreting Graphical Information

Part IV: Language Arts, Writing

Chapter 6: About the Language Arts, Writing Test

Chapter 7: Overview of English Usage

Chapter 8: Grammar and Sentence Structure

Chapter 9: Effective Writing

Chapter 10: Writing Mechanics

Chapter 11: The GED Essay

Chapter 12: Language Arts, Writing Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Chapter 13: Language Arts, Writing Terms

Part V: Language Arts, Reading

Chapter 14: About the Language Arts, Reading Test

Chapter 15: Prose Fiction

Chapter 16: Poetry

Chapter 17: Drama

Chapter 18: Prose Nonfiction

Chapter 19: Language Arts, Reading Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Chapter 20: Language Arts, Reading Terms

Part VI: Social Studies

Chapter 21: About the Social Studies Test

Chapter 22: History of the World

Chapter 23: History of the United States

Chapter 24: Civics and Government

Chapter 25: Economics

Chapter 26: Geography

Chapter 27: Social Studies Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Chapter 28: Social Studies Terms

Part VII: Science

Chapter 29: About the Science Test

Chapter 30: Life Science

Chapter 31: Earth and Space Science

Chapter 32: Physical Science

Chapter 33: Science Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Chapter 34: Science Terms

Part VIII: Mathematics

Chapter 35: About the Mathematics Test

Chapter 36: Number Relationships

Chapter 37: Basic Operations

Chapter 38: Symbols and Figuring

Chapter 39: Decimals

Chapter 40: Fractions

Chapter 41: Statistics

Chapter 42: Percentages

Chapter 43: Probability

Chapter 44: Data Analysis

Chapter 45: Measurement

Chapter 47: Geometry

Chapter 48: Mathematics Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Chapter 49: Mathematics Terms

Part IX: Full-Length Practice Tests

Chapter 50: Practice Test 1 with Answers and Explanations

Chapter 51: Practice Test 2 with Answers and Explanations

Part X: Appendixes







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Table of contents

Introduction

Part I Getting Started

Chapter 1: Understanding the GED

What Is the GED?

Who Writes the GED?

How Do I Register for the GED?

Why Do the GED Tests Exist?

GED Scores

General Guidelines

Passing Scores

GED Agencies

Disabilities and the GED

What's Next?

Chapter 2: Diagnostic Test with Answers and Explanations

Answer Sheets

Language Arts, Writing

Language Arts, Writing Part I

Language Arts, Writing Part II

Language Arts, Reading

Social Studies

Science

Mathematics Formulas

Mathematics

Mathematics, Part II

Language Arts, Writing Answers and Explanations

Part I

Part II

Language Arts, Reading Answers and Explanations

Social Studies Answers and Explanations

Science Answers and Explanations

Mathematics Answers and Explanations

Part II: GED Testing Strategies

Chapter 3: Strategies to Get Your Best Score

The Psychology of Testing

Knowledge Versus Skills

Practice to Perfect Your Skills

Strategic Thinking

Relax to Succeed

Adrenaline Rush

Suspense and Surprise

Getting Ready to Take the GED

Be Prepared

Know Yourself

Get Enough Rest

Eat Right

Listen to Music

Taking the GED

Do the Easy Stuff First

Remember to Breathe

Take Breaks

Stay Calm

Have a Plan of Attack

Manage the Answer Sheet

Be Aware of Time

Changing Answers

Guessing on the GED

After the GED

What's Next?

Part III: Critical Thinking

Chapter 4: The Cognitive Domain of Bloom's Taxonomy

Knowledge

Comprehension

Application

Analysis

Synthesis

Evaluation

What's Next?

Chapter 5: Interpreting Graphical Information

Interpreting Maps

Interpreting Tables

Interpreting Graphs

Line Graph

Circle Graph

Interpreting Editorial Cartoons

What's Next?

Part IV: Language Arts, Writing

Chapter 6: About the Language Arts, Writing Test

Part I-Multiple Choice

Correction Questions

Revision Questions

Construction Shift Questions

Part II-Essay

What's Next?

Chapter 7: Overview of English Usage

The Notion of "Standard English"

The Sentence

Parts of Speech

Nouns

Verbs

Agreement

Person

Number

Pronouns

What's Next?

Chapter 8: Grammar and Sentence Structure

Traditional Grammar

Building from the Basic Sentence

Direct and Indirect Objects

Run-Ons

Combining Clauses

Tense

Voice

Parallel Structure

Modification

What's Next?

Chapter 9: Effective Writing

The Paragraph

Logical Order

Pronoun Use

Word Choice

Redundant and Irrelevant Language

The Relationship Between Paragraphs

Common Mistakes

Too General

Too Emotional and Opinionated

Too Complicated

Risky Vocabulary

Poor Penmanship

Shaky Logic

Unsafe Assumptions

Too Conversational

Practicing Effective Writing

What's Next?

Chapter 10: Writing Mechanics

Spelling

Homonyms

Contractions

Capitalization

Proper Names

Punctuation

Comma ,

Apostrophe '

Quotation Marks

Parentheses ()

Colon :

Semicolon ;

Ellipsis ...

Hyphen -

Dash -

Underline Versus Italics

What's Next?

Chapter 11: The GED Essay

The Essay Prompt

Your Essay Score

Interpreting Your Score

Skills Measured

The Writing Process

Steps to Writing Well

Reasons to Write

Revision and Editing

Example Essays

Example Essay, Score 1

Example Essay, Score 2

Example Essay, Score 3

Example Essay, Score 4

What's Next?

Chapter 12: Language Arts, Writing Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Answer Sheet

Practice Questions

Essay Topic

Answers and Explanations

Essay

What's Next?

Chapter 13: Language Arts, Writing Terms

Part V: Language Arts, Reading

Chapter 14: About the Language Arts, Reading Test

Format

Scores

Practice and Testing Strategies

What's Next?

Chapter 15: Prose Fiction

The Elements of Fiction

Analyzing Characters, Themes, and Points of View

Prose Style

What's Next?

Chapter 16: Poetry

Forms of Poetry

Hearing Poetry

Figurative Language

Interpreting Imagery, Symbolism, and Theme

Mood

What's Next?

Chapter 17: Drama

Dialogue and Stage Directions

Dramatic Structure

Analyzing Characters

What's Next?

Chapter 18: Prose Nonfiction

Forms of Nonfiction

The Author's Purpose and Tone

Cause and Effect

Comparing and Contrasting

Inference

Summarizing

What's Next?

Chapter 19: Language Arts, Reading Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Answer Sheet

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Prose Fiction

Poetry

Prose Nonfiction

Drama

What's Next?

Chapter 20: Language Arts, Reading Terms

Part VI: Social Studies

Chapter 21: About the Social Studies Test

Format and Content

What's Next?

Chapter 22: History of the World

Prehistory

The Stone Age

Early Civilizations

Egypt

Ancient Greece and Rome

The Emergence of Religion

China

European Middle Ages

The Renaissance and the Enlightenment

The French Revolution

The Caribbean and Central America

The Industrial Revolution

New World Powers and World War I

The Bolshevik Revolution and Communism

World War II

The World After Global War

What's Next?

Chapter 23: History of the United States

Native Peoples

Colonization

The Thirteen Original Colonies

Slavery

The American Revolution

The Revolutionary War

The First American Government

Westward Expansion

The Civil War and President Lincoln

From Noninterventionism to Imperialism

Industrialization and Immigration

The United States and World War I

Women and the Right to Vote

The Great Depression

The New Deal

The Home Front During World War II

The Korean War

The Eisenhower Years

President John F. Kennedy

The Vietnam War

The Nixon Years

The Last Decades of the Twentieth Century and the Start of the Twenty-First Century

President Ford

President Carter

President Reagan

President Bush (the Elder)

President Clinton

President Bush (the Younger)

What's Next?

Chapter 24: Civics and Government

Forms of Government

The U.S. Government

The Legislative Branch: Congress

The Executive Branch: the President and Vice President

The Judicial Branch: the Supreme Court and Lower Federal Courts

Checks and Balances and the Legislative Process

Constitutional Amendments

The Electoral System

The Role of the Citizen

State and Local Government

States

Municipalities

What's Next?

Chapter 25: Economics

Elements of Production

Supply and Demand

Equilibrium

Growth

Inflation and Monetary Policy

Measuring Growth

The Role of the Government

Capitalism

Socialism

Communism

Money

Fiscal Policy

The Consumer

What's Next?

Chapter 26: Geography

The Earth

Measuring the Earth

Latitude and Longitude

Time Zones

Physical Geography

Climate

Demographics

What's Next?

Chapter 27: Social Studies Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Answer Sheet

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 28: Social Studies Terms

Part VII: Science

Chapter 29: About the Science Test

Format and Content

What's Next?

Chapter 30: Life Science

The Cell

Genetics and DNA

Organ Systems

Nervous System

Respiratory System

Circulatory System

Digestive and Excretory Systems

Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Endocrine System

Energy and Living Things

Classification of Organisms

Evolution

Ecology

What's Next?

Chapter 31: Earth and Space Science

The Universe

Observation

Stars and Galaxies

The Solar System

Earth

Atmosphere

Hydrosphere

Biosphere

Lithosphere

What's Next?

Chapter 32: Physical Science

Chemistry

The Atom

The Periodic Table

Chemical Reactions

Chemical Versus Physical Change

Compounds, Mixtures, and Solutions

Chemical Bonding

Acids and Bases

The Chemistry of Pollution

Physics

Mechanics

Energy

Simple Machines

Heat

Waves

Electromagnetic Radiation

Electricity and Magnetism

What's Next?

Chapter 33: Science Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Answer Sheet

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 34: Science Terms

Part VIII: Mathematics

Chapter 35: About the Mathematics Test

What's Next?

Chapter 36: Number Relationships

Place Value

The Number Line

Treating Positive and Negative Numbers

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 37: Basic Operations

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Problem-Solving Strategies

Multistep Problems

Word Problems

Extra or Missing Information

Using Sketches and Diagrams

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 38: Symbols and Figuring

Exponents and Square Roots

Parentheses

Order of Operations

Using Formulas

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 39: Decimals

Decimals Defined

Comparing Decimals

Rounding

Scientific Notation

Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Estimation

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 40: Fractions

Fractions Defined

Equivalent Fractions

Fractions and Decimals

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Comparing Fractions

Operations with Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Word Problems with Fractions

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 41: Statistics

Ratio

Rate

Proportion

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 42: Percentages

Percent Defined

Equivalent Percents, Ratios, and Decimals

Solving Percentage Problems

Interest Calculations

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 43: Probability

The Significance of 0 and 1 in Probability

Dependent Probability

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 44: Data Analysis

Mean and Median

Charts and Tables

Graphs

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 45: Measurement

U.S. Customary Units

The Metric System

Unit Conversion

Money

Time

Understanding Scale

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 46: Algebra

Algebraic Expression

Equations

Common Word Problems

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Patterns

Inequalities

The Coordinate Plane

Distance Between Two Points

Linear Equations

Slope of a Line

Special GED Coordinate Grid Problems

Multiplying Algebraic Expressions

Factoring

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 47: Geometry

A General Inventory of Geometric Concepts

Points and Lines

Angles

Quadrilaterals

Triangles

Circles

Derived 3-D Figures

Side and Angle Relationships

Similarity and Congruency

Perimeter, Circumference, and Area

Volume

The Pythagorean Relationship

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 48: Mathematics Practice Questions and Answer Explanations

Answer Sheet

Practice Questions

Mathematics Part II

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Chapter 49: Mathematics Terms

Part IX: Full-Length Practice Tests

Chapter 50: Practice Test 1 with Answers and Explanations

Answer Sheets

Language Arts, Writing Test

Language Arts, Reading Test

Social Studies Test

Science Test

Mathematics Test

Mathematics Test (continued)

Language Arts, Writing Test

Writing, Part II

Language Arts, Reading Test

Social Studies Test

Science Test

Mathematics Formulas

Mathematics Test

Mathematics, Part II

Language Arts, Writing Answers and Explanations

Part I

Part II

Language Arts, Reading Answers and Explanations

Social Studies Answers and Explanations

Science Answers and Explanations

Mathematics Answers and Explanations

Part I

Part II

Chapter 51: Practice Test 2 with Answers and Explanations

Answer Sheets

Language Arts, Writing Test

Language Arts, Reading Test

Social Studies Test

Science Test

Mathematics Test

Mathematics Test (continued)

Language Arts, Writing Test

Writing, Part II

Language Arts, Reading Test

Social Studies Test

Science Test

Mathematics Formulas

Mathematics Test

Mathematics, Part II

Language Arts, Writing Answers and Explanations

Part I

Part II

Language Arts, Reading Answers and Explanations

Social Studies Answers and Explanations

Science Answers and Explanations

Mathematics Answers and Explanations

Part I

Part II

Part X: Appendixes

Appendix A: What's Next?

Appendix B: Calculator Directions

Appendix C: General Vocabulary List

Appendix D: Mathematics Formulas

Appendix E: Additional GED Resources



0789736586 TOC 3/23/2007
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