What Do You Know About The GED?

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What Do You Know About The GED? - Quiz

GED tests are a group of subject tests taken by students in order to gain admissions into institutions in the United States and Canada. What more do you know? Take this test to find an answer.


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  • 1. 

    The GED was created by which body?

    • A.

      American Educational Research Association (AERA)

    • B.

      American Council on Education (ACE)

    • C.

      Council on Occupational Education (COE)

    • D.

      Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

    Correct Answer
    B. American Council on Education (ACE)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is American Council on Education (ACE). The GED, or General Educational Development, was created by ACE in 1942. ACE developed the GED as a way for returning World War II veterans to demonstrate their high school-level knowledge and skills. The GED has since become a widely recognized alternative to a high school diploma and is used by millions of individuals to further their education or employment opportunities.

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  • 2. 

    The GED is also called...

    • A.

      General Equivalency Development

    • B.

      General Equivalency Diploma

    • C.

      General Equidistance

    • D.

      Option 1 and 2 above

    Correct Answer
    D. Option 1 and 2 above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Option 1 and 2 above." The GED is also known as the General Equivalency Development and General Equivalency Diploma. Both terms are used interchangeably to refer to the same qualification.

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  • 3. 

    The GED was originally meant for...

    • A.

      Doctors

    • B.

      Military Personnel

    • C.

      High school dropouts

    • D.

      High school students

    Correct Answer
    B. Military Personnel
    Explanation
    The GED was originally meant for military personnel. The General Educational Development (GED) test was created after World War II to help returning veterans who did not complete high school to demonstrate their knowledge and skills equivalent to a high school graduate. This allowed them to pursue higher education or secure better job opportunities. The GED test has since expanded to serve other individuals who did not complete high school, such as high school dropouts, but its initial purpose was to assist military personnel.

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  • 4. 

    What does the GED measure?

    • A.

      Intelligent Quotient

    • B.

      Vocational Skills

    • C.

      Professional Skills

    • D.

      Basic Knowledge and Skills

    Correct Answer
    D. Basic Knowledge and Skills
    Explanation
    The GED measures basic knowledge and skills. It is a test that assesses a person's understanding of core subjects such as math, science, social studies, and language arts. The test is designed to evaluate a person's ability to think critically, solve problems, and demonstrate knowledge in these key areas. It is often used as an alternative to a high school diploma and can be a stepping stone to further education or employment opportunities.

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  • 5. 

    When was the GED created?

    • A.

      1992

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1994

    • D.

      1942

    Correct Answer
    D. 1942
    Explanation
    The GED (General Educational Development) was created in 1942.

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  • 6. 

    What is the official minimum passing score for any the GED sub-tests?

    • A.

      145

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      150

    Correct Answer
    A. 145
    Explanation
    The official minimum passing score for any of the GED sub-tests is 145. This means that in order to pass a GED sub-test, a test taker must achieve a score of at least 145.

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  • 7. 

    What is the minimum passing score for the GED?

    • A.

      590

    • B.

      580

    • C.

      550

    • D.

      560

    Correct Answer
    B. 580
    Explanation
    The minimum passing score for the GED is 580. This means that in order to pass the GED test, a person must achieve a score of 580 or higher.

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  • 8. 

    How many subtests are in the GED?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Eight

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    The GED has four subtests. This means that there are four separate tests that need to be taken in order to complete the GED.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these famous people have a GED?

    • A.

      Bill Cosby

    • B.

      Donald Trump

    • C.

      Emma Watson

    • D.

      Bill Gates

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Cosby
    Explanation
    Bill Cosby is the correct answer because he obtained a GED, which stands for General Educational Development. A GED is a high school equivalency diploma that is awarded to individuals who did not complete high school but have demonstrated knowledge and skills equivalent to a high school graduate. Cosby dropped out of high school but later earned his GED, which allowed him to pursue his successful career in entertainment.

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  • 10. 

    At what age are students eligible to take the GED?

    • A.

      26 years old

    • B.

      16 years old

    • C.

      18 years old

    • D.

      14 years old

    Correct Answer
    B. 16 years old
    Explanation
    Students are eligible to take the GED at the age of 16. The GED, or General Educational Development, is a high school equivalency test that allows individuals who did not complete high school to earn a credential equivalent to a high school diploma. By setting the eligibility age at 16, the GED provides an opportunity for younger individuals to prove their academic skills and obtain a recognized qualification. This can be beneficial for those who may have left school early or are looking to pursue higher education or career opportunities.

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