The GED Social Studies Test

Set yourself up for GED success by practicing these lists of essential social studies terms. Our lists will help reinforce your understanding of the major topics covered on the test, including American history, government, civics, economics, and geography. Be sure to read through the example sentences on our American history lists, which provide quick "mini lessons" on important historical events and ideas.

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