# GED, TASC, and HiSET Practice Questions & Answers

*In 2018, Seeds will post questions like those that appear on the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests on social media for #TriviaTuesdays. Bookmark this page for answers.*

**10/16/18 SCIENC**E

**ANSWER: A**

According to the diagram, wavelengths increase as you go left to right. Since microwaves are to the right of the visible spectrum, A is correct.

**10/02/18 Math**

*From Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: C**

If Terry is 40 now, Thomas is 30. Twenty years ago, Thomas would have been 10 and Terry would have been 20, which is twice as old as 10.

**9/18/18 Math**

*From Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: A 480**

First, find the volume of the original package. Substitute the numbers given into the volume equation. Then find the volume of the new package. Add 4 to the length and width of the base to get 14. Substitute into the volume equation again and solve. Then find the difference between the two volumes.

**9/4/18 Math **

*From Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: B**

41 %. The three candidates who received the smallest percentages of the vote also received the smallest number of votes. Add: 9% + 14% + 18% = 41%

**8/21/18 Math**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: A **

The diagram shows multiplication problems done using a table, so the horizontal number times the vertical number will yield the value in the table. To determine *a*, first look at the top right term.

Since 5 x *a* = *ab, b*=5.

Another term with only *a* and *b* is the bottom middle. , 4 x *ab* = 40. Substituting for *b* shows that 20*a* = 40, so *a* = 2.

**8/7/18 Social Studies**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER B**

As European Americans moved from the East Coast westward between 1620 and 1850, they cut down forests to build farms. The map shows (and the paragraph implies) that the virgin forests of the eastern US were almost all cut down between 1620 and 1850. The paragraph further implies that the forests were cut down for farmland, which has since been abandoned. Based on this information, choice B is the only conclusion that is supported by both the map and the paragraph.

**7/24/18** **Math**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER B**

The diagram shows that at the high point of its swing, a pendulum has potential energy, the energy position. The information in the diagram does not support any of the other statements.

**7/10/18 Social Studies**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: B**

Strikes have a detrimental impact on workers. The cartoon shows a laborer using a strike as a means of “cutting off” production, depicted as a tree branch. The joke is that the worker sits on the wrong side of the branch he’s cutting. Once the worker is successful in cutting of production, the cartoonist implies, he will fall to the ground along with production. B neatly sums up the cartoonist’s point.

**6/26/18 Social Studies**

From *CTB Assessments* *TASC Practice Items*

**ANSWER: A**

While all answer choices are related to some of the entries on the list, only choice A shows how all entries on the list are related.

**6/12/18 Science**

From *CTB Assessments* *TASC Practice Items*

**ANSWER: C**

The slow convection of material within Earth’s interior could explain the motion of the tectonic plates of Earth’s surface.

A core idea within Earth’s systems is understanding how Earth’s surface processes are affected by Earth’s internal processes. This item requires you to explain that the motion of Earth’s tectonic plates shown in a model is related to the cycling of material within Earth’s interior.

**5/29/18 Math**

From *CTB Assessments – TASC Practice Items*

**Answer:** C

The correct response provides evidence of your ability to calculate the volume of a sphere with a given radius by recognizing and using geometric formulas. This skill has a wide array of practical and business applications outside of a school setting.

**5/10/18 ***(Thursday)*** Social Studies **

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: **B

This item requires you to go beyond reading and identifying by requiring you to make an inference based on your knowledge of historical events surrounding the creation of the United States Constitution. Only B correctly describes the purpose of the 10^{th} Amendment to the US Constitution

**4/24/18** **Math**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER:** B

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**4/10/2018** **Math **

From *CTB Assessments – TASC Practice Items*

**ANSWER**: 15.2

**3/27/18** **Science**

From* Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*

**ANSWER: B** – Ureter

**3/13/18 Math**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*.

**ANSWER: C **

The radius of both the cones and the cylinder is 2. The height of the cone is 4 inches. (Please note, *superscript shows as italic green*.)

Find the volume of one cone: V = 1/3 πr*2*h = 1/3 x 3.14 x 2*2*x 4 ≈ 16.7 cu in.

Multiply by 2 to find the volume of both cones: 16.7 x 2 = 33.4 cu in.

Find the volume of the cylinder: V – πr*2* ≈ 3.14 x 2*2* x 8 ≈ 100.48 cu in.

Add to find the total volume: 33.4 + 100.48 = 133.88 cu in, which rounds to 134 cu in.

**2/27/2018 Social Studies**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*.

**ANSWER: D**

Since the chart shows five colonies with the largest populations in 1750, it follows that any colony not listed has a population smaller than that of Connecticut, which ranked fifth. The other options are not supported by the data in the table.

**2/13/2018** **Science**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review.*

**ANSWER: A**

According to the diagram, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks all form magma by melting.

**1/30/18 Math**

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*.

**ANSWER: D**

Use the order of operations to simplify the expression. A device to help you remember the order of operations is: **P**lease **E**xcuse **M**y **D**ear **A**unt **S**ally. (**P**arentheses, **E**xponents, **M**ultiplication, **D**ivision, **A**ddition, **S**ubtraction.)

3×2 + 4x + 1 – Simplify the expression.

= 3×2 + 3x – 9 + x + 10

= 3×2 + 4x + 1

**1/16/18 ****Social Studies **

From *Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review*.

**ANSWER: D **Americans have been willing to send their sons into battle where they risk their lives, but haven’t been donating money to the war effort with equal willingness. The poster thus plays upon their sense of guilt.