ASVAB Practice Test

Take this free practice test as part of your preparation for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Candidates for the military take the ASVAB as a placement exam. The ASVAB covers such subjects as math, science, reasoning and mechanical comprehension.

1. Pick the term that best equates to the definition of the word "tactful."
2. Tom bought several parts for his motorcycle at the local auto store. He gave the cashier $100 and received $21.18 in change. How much did his parts cost?
3. What is the purpose of a catalytic converter in an automobile?
4. The short leg of a right triangle is 5 feet long. The long leg of the triangle is 10 feet long. According to the Pythagorean Theorem, which of the following is the length of the hypotenuse?
5. What is the cause of Earth's seasons?
6. Dolphins are mammals.
7. Which of the following materials has the most electrical resistance?
8. Use the following passage to answer questions 8 and 9. Harry went to the drugstore and purchased band-aids, pain relievers and cold medication. He also picked up two prescriptions. He then stopped by the hardware store and bought nails, screws and a first aid kit. Finally, he went to the grocery store and bought orange juice, flour and eggs. Where did Harry buy the first aid kit?
9. How many items in total did Harry buy while he was out shopping?
10. A computer is categorized as a simple machine.
11. The resistance in an electrical circuit is calculated using Ohm's Law. Which of the following is the proper way to write this law?
12. Which of the following is Newton's Third Law of Motion?
13. Mary traveled to Washington in 5 hours. Her average speed was 30 miles per hour. How far away from Washington was Mary when she started her trip?
14. Correct the following sentence: At the end of the year I will be here for twenty years.
15. Days are shorter in the summer than in the winter.
16. Which of the following is an insulator?
17. Which of the following is not an integral part of a car's engine?
18. Determine which of the following fractions is not equivalent to the decimal 0.25.
19. To find the density of an object, you should divide the mass by the volume.
20. Pick the word that best represents the meaning of the word "responsible."
21. A new pond is going to be 28 feet deep. It takes 14 days to fill the pond. How much of the pond, in inches, is filled each day?
22. Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. What is the name of this process?
23. In a lunar eclipse, the Earth casts its shadow on the moon.
24. Jim's car, which weighs 1000 kg, is out of gas. Jim pushes the car to a gas station and he makes the car go .05 m/s/s. Using Newton's Second Law of Motion, determine the force used by Jim to push the car.
25. Use the following passage to answer questions 25 and 26. Sarah is about to fly from New York to Los Angeles. She packs the night before and checks her list three times. Anxiety keeps her from sleeping well. The next morning, she accidentally puts salt in her coffee instead of sugar. She forgets her purse and has to go back to the house to get it. Finally, she arrives at the airport just in time to catch her flight. The flight is uneventful, and soon Sarah is landing at LAX. Her sister is waiting for her. What was the main idea of this passage?
26. Based on the passage, how do you think Sarah feels about flying?
27. If you scrutinize something, you comprehend it.
28. Kate bought a sweater that was on sale for 20 percent off. It was originally $69.99 How much did Kate pay for the sweater?
29. Kate bought another sweater that was also on sale. This one cost $49.99. It was originally $109.99. What percent of the original price did Kate save?
30. Pick the word that best represents the meaning of the word "compliant."


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