The FTCE Social Science 6-12 subject examination consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. Question formats will include direct question; command; sentence completion; charts, graphs, and maps; and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.
The test encompasses 6 core competencies, each with between 4 and 16 skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.
Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of geography; economics; political science; world history; American history; and social science and its methodology.
Candidates will have 2.5 hours to complete the exam. Because the number of questions and correct answers needed to pass the examination may vary slightly from one form of the test to another, the Florida Department of Education provides only general guidelines about how many questions must be answered correctly in order to pass. Scores will be available between two weeks and 30 days after the test date.
FTCE Social Science 6-12 Exam Practice Questions
1. Which is NOT one of the five themes of geography?
2. A national or international political system in which two levels control the same territory and citizens is called:
A. a republic
C. a confederation
3. The ancient region of Southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and settled before 5,000 B.C. is known as:
C. the Indus Valley
4. Which movement of the 19th and 20th centuries called for moderation or outright ban of alcohol?
5. The term “prehistory” refers to:
A. the period before language
B. cultural anthropology
C. the period before mankind
D. the period before written history
1. C. The five themes are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions.
2. B. Federalism is when power is shared, such as between state and national governments.
3. A. Mesopotamia was the home of numerous early civilizations, including Babylonia and Assyria.
4. B. The temperance movement sought a ban or careful control of alcohol consumption, and organizers were made up largely of women.