HOBET Practice Test

Try this free practice test to see how prepared you are for the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET). The HOBET is used by many colleges as an admission test to their health care courses of study. The exam covers such topics as reading comprehension, math and science.

1. A person who can be a universal blood donor has the blood type known as O+.
2. Solve the following equation: 3*(4≤+2) -4
3. Find the value of "x" in the following equation: 3x = x + 8
4. A person who is anemic is deficient in a key element that is also the primary component of blood. What element is this?
5. The two systems of the body that are responsible for removing waste are the digestive system and the circulatory system.
6. If a student writes an essay to demonstrate his or her knowledge of a particular topic, what form of writing is he or she engaging in?
7. One side of a right triangle is four inches long. The other side is seven inches long. How long is the hypotenuse?
8. Both plants and animals breathe, though one breathes carbon dioxide and the other oxygen. What is the name of this process?
9. Neurons are responsible for transmitting signals throughout the body and for coordinating the body's actions.
10. A fishing boat travels at 20 mph on its way to the fishing grounds. It takes two hours to reach the grounds. On the way back, when the boat is loaded with fish, it can only travel at 15 mph. How long will it take the boat to get home?
11. Sally is grocery shopping. She buys a gallon of milk for $5.00, a loaf of bread for $1.50, and a bag of shredded cheese for $3.50. Assuming that sales taxes in her city are equal to 10 percent of the purchase price, how much will Sally pay for her purchases?
12. Which of the following elements is generally NOT radioactive?
13. A "fable" is a historical story that contains a moral tale.
14. Solve for "y" in the following equation when "x" is equal to two: y = 4x + 4 -x
15. Adult human males produce sperm cells, while adult human females produce eggs. In biology, these two types of cells are referred to by one term. What is it?
16. Use the information contained in the following passage to answer questions 16-18. Tom and Pete have been best friends since kindergarten. They both like football, motorcycles, and playing video games. They've argued before, mostly over girls, but never seriously. Tom recently turned 16 and got his license. His father bought him a car and the two boys went out for pizza to celebrate. On the way home, they had a bad car accident. Pete was seriously injured, but Tom was only bruised. It has been three days since the accident, and Tom has not yet spoken to Pete. What form of writing is this?
17. Given the circumstances, what is the most likely reason Tom has not spoken to Pete since the accident?
18. What is the main idea inherent in this story?
19. The predominant type of neurons found in the human brain are sensory neurons.
20. Barbara and Tina are on a road trip. They drive for two hours at 40 mph before stopping for lunch. After lunch, they get on the highway and drive for another two hours at 80 mph before reaching their destination. What was their average speed for the trip?
21. Solve for "y" in the following equation when "x" is equal to three: y = 3x≤ + 5x + 2
22. In a eukaryotic (animal) cell, what is the proper term for the area within the cell which house's the DNA?
23. Digestion is a form of anabolism.
24. Pick which of the following is the most important barrier the immune system uses to repel antigens.
25. Use the information contained in the following passage to answer questions 25-27. Patient 4532 may have had a negative reaction after being injected with the trial drug. He began throwing up a few hours after the injection and did not stop until the following day. He was also running a mild fever and had an erratic heartbeat. It is not known if these disparate elements are related. He had not been feeling well for a few days prior to the test, however, and it is unknown if his symptoms were a reaction to the drug or if he was ill. What conclusions can be drawn from this passage?
26. What is the meaning of the word "disparate" in the passage?
27. Where was this passage most likely drawn from?
28. Solve for "z" when "x" is equal to two and "y" is equal to four: z = 3*x≤ + 2*y(4+3) -2
29. The mantle is the top layer of the earth's surface.
30. What is the primary function of the respiratory system?