GED Social Studies : Technology, Resources, and Sustainability

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #14 : Society Development

The Industrial Revolution began in which country?

Possible Answers:

China

The United States

France

Japan

England

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 #1 : Technology, Resources, And Sustainability

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

Possible Answers:

Jonas Salk

William Jennings Bryan

Robert Fulton

Eugene Debs

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 #16 : Society Development

The Industrial Revolution began in __________

Possible Answers:

the seventeenth century.

the nineteenth century.

the twentieth century.

the eighteenth 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.

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