GED Social Studies : Technology, Resources, and Sustainability

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #341 : Ged Social Studies

The Industrial Revolution began in which country?

Possible Answers:

England

The United States

China

France

Japan

Correct answer:

England

Explanation:

The Industrial Revolution began in England towards the end of the eighteenth century and eventually spread to Europe and the United States. It was the primary reason why England was able to dominate so effectively the economic stage during the nineteenth century.

Example Question #342 : Ged Social Studies

Who invented the world’s first polio vaccine, effectively saving millions of lives?

Possible Answers:

William Jennings Bryan

Eugene Debs

Jonas Salk

Robert Fulton

Victor Hugo

Correct answer:

Jonas Salk

Explanation:

Jonas Salk invented the world’s first polio vaccine in 1953. Prior to the invention of this vaccine polio had crippled and killed millions of people throughout human history.

Example Question #343 : Ged Social Studies

The Industrial Revolution began in __________

Possible Answers:

the eighteenth century.

the nineteenth century.

the seventeenth century.

the twentieth century.

the sixteenth century.

Correct answer:

the eighteenth century.

Explanation:

The Industrial Revolution is generally considered to have begun in England and shortly thereafter in Northern and Western Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century. The pace of change dramatically accelerated in the nineteenth century. The Industrial Revolution was a period of massive economic and social upheaval in Europe and the United States. On the back of new technologies, in particular the creation of the factory system, a whole new labor system arose, and both the working and middle classes grew in number.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: