GED Reading Practice Test 1

Question 1/GED Reading Practice Test




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Read this excerpt from, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, then answer the questions that follow.

The whooping went on, and in about a minute, I come a-booming down on a cut bank with smoky ghosts of big trees on it, and the current throwed me off to the left and shot by, amongst a lot of snags that fairly roared, the current was tearing by them so swift.

In another second or two it was solid white and still again. I set perfectly still then, listening to my heart thump, and I reckon I didn’t draw a breath while it thumped a hundred.

1. The word __________ best describes the mood in the passage above.

A. eerie
B. hilarious
C. triumphant

Question 2/GED Reading Practice Test




Question 2 of 25

 

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Read this excerpt from, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, then answer the questions that follow.

The whooping went on, and in about a minute, I come a-booming down on a cut bank with smoky ghosts of big trees on it, and the current throwed me off to the left and shot by, amongst a lot of snags that fairly roared, the current was tearing by them so swift.

In another second or two it was solid white and still again. I set perfectly still then, listening to my heart thump, and I reckon I didn’t draw a breath while it thumped a hundred.

2. Which of the following describes the relationship between the character and the language of the text?

A. The character’s dialect describes the regional characteristics of the speaker.
B. The run-on sentences show that the character is well-educated.
C. The use of hyperboles help support his true motives.

Question 3/GED Reading Practice Test




Question 3 of 25

 

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Fill in the following passage correctly using: their, there, they’re, to, too, two, than, the:

We went 1._____(to/too/two) 2.______(their/they’re/there) house. It was better 3._______(then, than) our house. Megan wanted to come 4._____(to/too/two), but we told her that 5.______(their/they’re/there) was only room for 6.______(to/too/two). 7.________(Then, Than) Roger showed up, and Megan decided she would rather go with him. 8._________(Their/They’re/There) probably on 9.________(their/they’re/there) way to the movies now.

Question 4/GED Reading Practice Test




Question 4 of 25

 

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Read the passage, then answer the questions that follows.

 

(1)Dear students

(2)I am very excited about this year. (3)We have lots of things planned over the course of the year, like a field trip to the museum, a unit in electricity, a year-long reading challenge and a study about your family history. (4)It will be a year filled with fun activities. (5)I promise!

(6)The first day of school will be Monday September 3rd. (6) Our classroom number is 203. (7)I am looking forward to seeing you their!

(6)Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Miss Smith

4. Which of the following would be the best correction to make to Sentence 1?

A. Dear students,
B. Dear Students,
C. dear students.

Question 5/GED Reading Practice Test




Question 5 of 25

 

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Read the passage, then answer the question that follows.

 

(1)Dear students

(2)I am very excited about this year. (3)We have lots of things planned over the course of the year, like a field trip to the museum, a unit in electricity, a year-long reading challenge and a study about your family history. (4)It will be a year filled with fun activities. (5)I promise!

(6)The first day of school will be Monday September 3rd. (6) Our classroom number is 203. (7)I am looking forward to seeing you their!

(6)Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Miss Smith

5. Which of the following would be the best correction for Sentence 7?

A. change the word “their” to “they’re”
B. change the spelling of “field” to “feild”
C. change the word “their” to “there”