GED Test #2: Reading Comprehension Overview

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This GED test is meant to test your knowledge and ability to think critically and comprehend passages and short reading from various sections of the GED.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following three sections of the GED involve the most amount of reading? (Circle 3 Answers)

    • A.

      Social Studies

    • B.

      Math

    • C.

      Language Arts

    • D.

      Science

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Social Studies
    C. Language Arts
    D. Science
    Explanation
    Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science involve the most amount of reading among the given options. Social Studies typically involves reading historical texts, primary sources, and analyzing documents. Language Arts focuses on reading comprehension, literary analysis, and interpreting written texts. Science requires reading scientific articles, research papers, and understanding complex concepts. Math, on the other hand, mainly involves solving equations, working with numbers, and applying mathematical principles rather than extensive reading.

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  • 2. 

    On its most fundamental level, comprehension involves...?

    • A.

      Knowing the meaning of individual words.

    • B.

      Knowing the meaning of sentences and passages.

    • C.

      Understanding the moral of a story

    • D.

      None of the Above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Knowing the meaning of individual words.
    Explanation
    Comprehension involves knowing the meaning of individual words because without understanding the meanings of the words, it is impossible to understand the overall message or information conveyed in a sentence or passage. Understanding the meaning of individual words is the foundation for understanding the meaning of sentences and passages. Additionally, comprehension goes beyond just knowing the words themselves, as it also involves understanding the context and how the words are used in a particular sentence or passage.

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  • 3. 

    True or False: A good way of figuring out what certain words mean is to place them in context.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Placing words in context is indeed a good way of figuring out their meanings. When words are used in sentences or paragraphs, the surrounding words and the overall context can provide clues about the intended meaning. By considering the context, such as the subject matter, tone, and surrounding words, readers can make educated guesses about the definitions of unfamiliar words. This approach is commonly used in language learning and comprehension exercises to enhance vocabulary acquisition and understanding.

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  • 4. 

    In your own words, what is a classification passage?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • 5. 

    True or False: Process of Elimination is a great tool to use if you already know the answer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The process of elimination is not a great tool to use if you already know the answer because it involves eliminating incorrect options to narrow down the choices and arrive at the correct answer. If you already know the answer, there is no need to go through the process of elimination.

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  • 6. 

    True or False: You get points for reading a passage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Points are not typically awarded for simply reading a passage. Points are usually given for comprehension, understanding, and answering questions correctly based on the passage. Therefore, the statement "You get points for reading a passage" is false.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following three words are contrast words?

    • A.

      However

    • B.

      But

    • C.

      For Example

    • D.

      Yet

    • E.

      By the way

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. However
    B. But
    D. Yet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is However, But, Yet. These three words are contrast words because they are used to introduce a contrasting statement or idea. They indicate a shift or contradiction in the information being presented. "However" is used to introduce a contrasting point or to show a difference in opinion. "But" is used to present a contrasting idea or to show an exception to a previous statement. "Yet" is used to introduce a contrasting fact or to show a contradiction. These contrast words help to create a balance in the text and highlight the differences between ideas.

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