GED Social Studies : Technology, Resources, and Sustainability

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Technology, Resources, And Sustainability

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 #11 : Society Development

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

Possible Answers:

Victor Hugo

William Jennings Bryan

Jonas Salk

Robert Fulton

Eugene Debs

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 #258 : Content Areas

The Industrial Revolution began in __________

Possible Answers:

the sixteenth century.

the seventeenth century.

the twentieth century.

the nineteenth century.

the eighteenth 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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