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GED Writing Practice Questions

You can rely on these sample questions until 2014, when the harder GED replaces the current one. When that happens, we'll research the new test and update our site.

Questions 1-8 refer to the following passage:

How Do You Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter?
A

1. Anyone who lives in a climate which brings snow during the winter knows how important it is to have a working vehicle. 2. Before winter begins, get the car or truck serviced. 3. Consider the following tips. 4. Few things are worst than being unable to see in snow or sleet. 5. Most blades do not last no longer than a year. (6) Be sure that while you are at it, the windshield washer reservoir has fluid. (7) First of all, do the windshield wipers work properly? (8) Do not fill it with water, because plain water won't work in the winter-it freezes.

B

(9) A few things to note under the hood. (10) Are belts and hoses in good shape is the battery in good working order? (11) When was the last oil change? (12) Make sure you have the right blend of antifreeze and water in the radiator. (13) Add to your vehicle's emergency kit extra food water and warm clothes or a blanket. (14) In winter, carry an ice scraper and a small shovel. (15) Consider tire chains and salt, sand, or non-clumping kitty litter to give your vehicle traction if needed.

C

(16) Have a plan if you are stranded. (17) Do not leave the car unless you know exactly where you are and how far you are from help. (18) Following these precautions will help keep you and those you care about safe in winter driving.

1. Sentence 1: "Anyone who lives in a climate which brings snow during the winter knows how important it is to have a working vehicle."
What correction should be made to sentence 1?

1. Make lives singular
2. Place commas around which brings snow
3. Set during the winter off in dashes
4. Change which to that
5. Change it is to it are

2. Sentence 4: "Few things are worst than being unable to see in snow or sleet."
What correction should be made to this sentence?

1. Change are to is
2. Change Few to Fewer
3. Change worst to worse
4. Replace or with and
5. No correction is necessary

3. Sentence 5: "Most blades do not last no longer than a year."
Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the sentence? If you think the original is the best way to write the sentence, choose option 1.

1. do not last no longer
2. do not last longer
3. do not lasted no longer
4. have not last no longer
5. might not last no longer

4. Sentence (6): "Be sure that while you are at it the windshield washer reservoir has fluid."
What correction should be made to this sentence?

1. Move while you are it to the front of the sentence and place a comma after it
2. Move Be sure to the end of the sentence
3. Place a question mark at the end of the sentence
4. Place a comma after it
5. No correction is necessary

5. Sentence (7): "First of all, do the windshield wipers work properly?"
Which revision should be made to sentence (7) to improve the organization of the paragraph?

1. Move sentence (7) to the beginning of paragraph A
2. Move sentence (7) after sentence 3
3. Move sentence (7) to the end of paragraph A
4. Move sentence (7) to the beginning of paragraph B
5. Delete sentence (7)

6. Sentence (9): "A few things to note under the hood."
What correction should be made to sentence (9)?

1. Place have between to and note
2. Move under the hood to the beginning of the sentence
3. Change A few to One
4. Deleted to note
5. Add Here are to the beginning of the sentence

7. Sentence (10): "Are belts and hoses in good shape is the battery in good working order?"
Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the sentence? If you think that the original is the best way to write the sentence, choose option 1.

1. good shape is the
2. good shape, is the
3. good shape and is the
4. good shape; is the
5. good shape? is the

8. Sentence (13): "Add to your vehicle's emergency kit extra food water and warm clothes or a blanket."
What correction should be made to this sentence?

1. Remove the apostrophe from vehicle's
2. Change the spelling of emergency to emergancy
3. Place commas after the words food and water
4. Place a comma after the word clothes
5. No correction is necessary

9. Sentence (17): "Do not leave the car unless you know exactly where you are and how far you are from help."
If you rewrote sentence (17) beginning with the words unless you know exactly where you are and how far you are from help, the next words would be

1. do not
2. the car
3. leave the
4. not leave
5. leave not

Questions 10-15 refer to the following passage:

How Slow Is Your Food?
A

1. A growing grassroots movement is taking place around the world. 2. Developed nations have spent the past half-century creating fast food products, which are designed more for ease and availability than for taste. 3. As people worry more over genetically modified crops, food safety, and the cost of shipping food across the nation, slow foods is making a comeback.

B

4. Slow food puts the emphasize on community and sharing. 5. A major concern is to support local farmers and artisans, particularly those who are trying to save endangered species of animals, grains, the fruits, and the vegetables. (6) A new interest in heirloom varieties has reawakened palates used to food that had lost both nutritional appeal and flavor. (7) Slow food also seeks to use sustainable agriculture, so that soils can be replenished without the use of chemicals.

C

(8) Slow food usa has taken the program to students in elementary and secondary schools through its Garden to Table program. (9) Focusing on pleasure, tradition, and sustainability, the projects offer young people a chance to be involved in hands-on gardening and cooking. (10) I once had a garden in my backyard. (11) Students learn where their food comes from and they find out who grows it and how to cook it and the need to share with others. (12) A similar program, Slow Food on Campus, is conducted by the college and university students themselves. (13) All programs adhere to the basic ideas of Slow Food: a good, clean, and fair food system.

10. Sentence 2: "Developed nations have spent the past half-century creating fast food products, which are designed more for ease and availability than for taste."
Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the sentence? If you think that the original is the best way to write the sentence, choose option 1.

1. food products, which are
2. food products which are
3. food product, which are
4. food products, which is
5. food products, are which

11. Sentence 3: "As people worry more over genetically modified crops, food safety and the cost of shipping food across the nation, slow foods is making a comeback."
What correction should be made to this sentence?

1. Remove the extra commas
2. Change is to are
3. Capitalize genetically modified
4. Make the items in a series parallel
5. Replace the period with a question mark

12. Sentence 4: "Slow food puts the emphasize on community and sharing."
Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the sentence? If you think the original is the best way to write the sentence, choose option 1.

1. puts the emphasize
2. places the emphasize
3. put the emphasize
4. puts the emphasis
5. put an emphasis

13. Sentence 5: "A major concern is to support local farmers and artisans, particularly those who are trying to save endangered species of animals, grains, the fruits and the vegetables."
Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of the sentence? If you think that the original is the best way to write the sentence, choose option 1.

1. endangered species of animals, grains, the fruits and the vegetables
2. endangered specie of animals, grains, the fruits and the vegetables
3. endangered species of animal, grain, the fruit and the vegetable
4. endangered species of animals, grains, the fruits, and the vegetables
5. endangered species of animals, grains, fruits and vegetables

14. Sentence (7): "Slow food also seeks to use sustainable agriculture, so that soils can be replenished."
If you rewrote sentence (7) beginning with the words "so that soils can be replenished", the next words would be

1. sustainable agriculture
2. use sustainable
3. slow food
4. also seeks
5. to use

15. Sentence (8): "Slow food usa has taken the program to students in elementary and secondary schools through its Garden to Table program."
What correction should be made to this sentence?

1. remove capital letters from Garden and Table
2. capitalize food usa
3. change the spelling of elementary to elementery
4. change the spelling of through to thru
5. no correction is needed

GED Writing Answers and Explanations

Last Updated: 05/15/2014

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