Welcome.  Below you will find various links to help prepare you for the Government HSA test.  We have provided both released test questions from previous versions of the test as well as government specific links to help you review concepts that will find their way onto the HSA itself.

Released Test Items
Below you will find test specific skills.  When you click on a link it will take you to a practice test that you can actually take.  At the end of the test, it will score it for you and tell you which items you got correct and which ones you got wrong.

Government Structure, Function, and Principles
2013 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order
2013 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Systems of Government and U.S. Foreign Policy
2013 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Impact of Geography on Government Policy
2013 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Economic Principles, Institutions and Processes
2013 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

General Links
General Government Help

With this website users can take pre-made practice test on any topic in Government.  The user will get immediate feedback if they got the question correct or not as well as assistance for questions they get wrong.  Users can pick a test based on random or by specific topic of struggle.

Important Note:  The website will ask you for an email address and name.  You do not need to put in your actual email address (you can use 


ICVICS:  This is an interactive website that allows you to review government in a fun way.  All you have to do is click on an activity to begin (no need to sign up) 
Topics include:
Drafting Borad:  Argumentative essay help
Activate:  Looking at campaign issues
Do I have a right?:  Looking at constitutional law
Powerplay:  You get to be president
Executive Command

Political Spectrum

Conservative/Liberal/Independent.  Which one are you?  Take this interactive quiz above to find out where on the political spectrum you fall.

Government on Blackboard

This website is provided by the Maryland Department of Education.  Through this website users can review and complete activities right from the government curriculum.  To begin, click on the unit of study you wish to review, then click on any of the activities to begin.

Youtube Channel


This video playlist is updated frequently with new short video clips to help users quickly review important government concpets.
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