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Question of the Day: GED Social Studies

The following question refers to the information contained in this passage.

The religion of Christianity began as a religion of suffering, pity, and forgiveness. This was Christ’s dominant message: the majority of people live to suffer, and we must take pity on those who are suffering and forgive those who cause it. Thus Christianity, by its basic tenets, was not meant as a religion of power. It was a religion for the powerless, the common man. It was meant to provide meaning to suffering and to give a form of power (power over one's own emotions) to the powerless.

For the first few hundred years after Christ’s death, Christianity lived up to this message. It was widely embraced by the common people around the western world, in particular the Roman Empire, and by and large they were persecuted for it. This was the whole point: you will suffer for me and I will reward you when I return. As generations went by and Christ failed to return, the message was violently corrupted. Constantine the Great, a Roman Emperor in the fourth century, adopted Christianity as the official religion of his army and later of his empire. In doing so, he took Christianity from a fringe religion, with a growing flock of dedicated believers, to the official religion of the world’s largest empire. In so doing he also militarized the cross. He took the religion of Christianity away from suffering, pity, and forgiveness and imbued it with qualities that were never supposed to be there: dominance over your enemies; power; warfare; wealth. This would have untold consequences for the history of the western world and the history of the Christian faith. No longer did its believers have to cower in fear of their enemies, but also no longer were they truly adhering to the teachings of Christ.

How would the author of this passage feel about the Crusades of the Medieval period?

The author would feel ashamed of the Crusades and would believe it was a great mystery that such a thing could ever be sanctioned by a Christian ruler.

It is impossible to say given the evidence at hand.

The author would offer his unconditional support for the Crusades.

The author would support the intentions of the Crusades, but would likely decry the means as a corruption of Christ’s message.

The author would find them a violation of Christ’s teachings, but in-keeping with the manipulation of Christianity by those in power.

The GED Social Studies Question of the Day is a great way to review the social studies topics, or to brush up on your social studies knowledge, prior to taking the GED. The Question of the Day is a daily test practice, which encompasses only one social studies question each day. The question can either be emailed to you or can accessed through the application or the website. It is a great way you can work in daily test review, even if you have a full schedule, as it can be done anywhere and at any time, as long as you have an Internet connection. This makes test review possible while getting your oil changed or eating lunch.

The GED Social Studies Question of the Day is based on a wide variety of frequently asked questions that you may see on the exam on test day on the social studies portion. The questions may cover anything from United States History to geography to economics. The questions are a random selection, so you will be able to cover all the areas, and keep them fresh in your mind. It also makes studying for the GED fun.

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This detailed reports will also help you to determine what areas are your strengths and what areas are your weaknesses. This will help you to streamline your test review so you can focus more on the areas that you need to, rather than on all the possible content, which makes test review more manageable and methodical. So if your weak areas are constitutional law, monetary policy, or world geography, you can work more in-depth on those areas specifically. However, the Question of the Day still keeps the other areas you are stronger in fresh in your mind for the exam day.

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