2023 Edition

# 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." a. Aggresive b. Passive c. Diplomatic d. Submissive
 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? a. \$68.82 b. \$78.82 c. \$100.18 d. \$121.18
 3. What is the purpose of a catalytic converter in an automobile? a. It helps reduce the car's emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases. b. It helps start the car. c. It is a part of the combustion chamber. d. It is a part of the climate control system.
 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? a. 10 feet b. 11 feet c. 12 feet d. 13 feet
 5. What is the cause of Earth's seasons? a. The distance from the Earth to the sun b. The temperature of the sun c. The location of the moon relative to the Earth d. The tilt of the Earth's axis
 6. Dolphins are mammals. True False
 7. Which of the following materials has the most electrical resistance? a. Water b. Rubber c. Steel d. Wood
 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? a. The drug store b. The hardware store c. The grocery store d. None of the above
 9. How many items in total did Harry buy while he was out shopping? a. 7 b. 9 c. 11 d. 13
 10. A computer is categorized as a simple machine. True False
 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? a. R = I/V b. I = R/V c. R = VI d. R = V/I
 12. Which of the following is Newton's Third Law of Motion? a. An object at rest or in motion will tend to stay that way unless it is acted upon by an outside force. b. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. c. Force is equal to the mass of an object multiplied by its acceleration. d. None of the above
 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? a. 6 miles b. 30 miles c. 100 miles d. 150 miles
 14. Correct the following sentence: At the end of the year I will be here for twenty years. a. At the end of the year, I will be here for twenty years. b. At the end of the year I will have been here for twenty years. c. At the end of the year, I will have been here for twenty years. d. At the end of the year, I will have been here for 20 years.
 15. Days are shorter in the summer than in the winter. True False
 16. Which of the following is an insulator? a. Metal b. Wood c. Vacuum d. Water
 17. Which of the following is not an integral part of a car's engine? a. Piston b. Combustion Chamber c. Spark Plugs d. All of the above.
 18. Determine which of the following fractions is not equivalent to the decimal 0.25. a. 2/8 b. 1/4 c. 4/16 d. 12/36
 19. To find the density of an object, you should divide the mass by the volume. True False
 20. Pick the word that best represents the meaning of the word "responsible." a. Accountable b. Admired c. Respectful d. Punished
 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? a. 12 inches b. 18 inches c. 24 inches d. 30 inches
 22. Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. What is the name of this process? a. Photosynthesis b. Oxygenation c. Respiration d. None of the above
 23. In a lunar eclipse, the Earth casts its shadow on the moon. True False
 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. a. 25 N b. 50 N c. 75 N d. 100 N
 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? a. Sarah has a bad day. b. Sarah makes her flight. c. Sarah is a forgetful person. d. Sarah flies from New York to Los Angeles, despite mishaps
 26. Based on the passage, how do you think Sarah feels about flying? a. She is a seasoned traveler and thinks that it isn't a big deal. b. She is flying for the first time. c. She is very nervous about the trip. d. She is excited and can't wait to get on the plane.
 27. If you scrutinize something, you comprehend it. True False
 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? a. \$35.99 b. \$45.99 c. \$55.99 d. \$65.99
 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? a. 50 percent b. 55 percent c. 60 percent d. 65 percent
 30. Pick the word that best represents the meaning of the word "compliant." a. Obedient b. Defiant c. Passive d. Angry