ASVAB Practice Test

40 Questions

Timed practice for the ASVAB

• 1.
• A.

2 hours and 24 minutes

• B.

3 hours and 12 minutes

• C.

2 hours and 45 minutes

• D.

1 hour and 5 minutes

• 2.
The sales price of a car is \$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?
• A.

\$14,310.40

• B.

\$14,990.90

• C.

\$15,290.70

• D.

\$15,737.50

• 3.
If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?
• A.

8

• B.

10

• C.

14

• D.

19

• 4.
Jim is able to sell a hand-carved statue for \$670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did the statue originally cost him?
• A.

\$496.30

• B.

\$512.40

• C.

\$555.40

• D.

\$574.90

• 5.
Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color?
• A.

4

• B.

8

• C.

12

• D.

13

• 6.
If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r =
• A.

Y

• B.

2y

• C.

5y

• D.

10y

• 7.
Lee worked 22 hours this week and made \$132. If she works 15 hours next week at the same pay rate, how much will she make?
• A.

\$57

• B.

\$90

• C.

\$104

• D.

\$112

• 8.
You purchase a car making a down payment of \$3,000 and 6 monthly payments of \$225. How much have you paid so far for the car?
• A.

\$3225

• B.

\$4350

• C.

\$5375

• D.

\$6550

• 9.
If y = 3, then y3(y3-y)=
• A.

300

• B.

459

• C.

648

• D.

999

• 10.
Your supervisor instructs you to purchase 240 pens and 6 staplers for the nurse's station. Pens are purchased in sets of 6 for \$2.35 per pack. Staplers are sold in sets of 2 for 12.95. How much will purchasing these products cost?
• A.

\$132.85

• B.

\$145.75

• C.

\$162.90

• D.

\$225.25

• 11.
After practice, the girl's softball team stated, “We're famished!” Famished means
• A.

Fatigued

• B.

Hungry

• C.

Excited

• D.

• 12.
The newborn baby was enamored with the rattle. Enamored means
• A.

Fascinated

• B.

Happy

• C.

Unsure of

• D.

Aggravated

• 13.
When having a problem, it is best to dissect the situation then act. Dissect means
• A.

Control

• B.

Discuss

• C.

Ignore

• D.

Analyze

• 14.
The bouncer's countenance discouraged brawls. Countenance means
• A.

Message

• B.

Presence

• C.

Expression

• D.

Strength

• 15.
The aural component of balance is critical for postural control during ambulation. Aural means related to the
• A.

Eyes

• B.

Ears

• C.

Nose

• D.

Hands

• 16.
Questions 16-19.In the sixteenth century, an age of great marine and terrestrial exploration, Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world. As a young Portuguese noble, he served the king of Portugal, but he became involved in the quagmire of political intrigue at court and lost the king's favor. After he was dismissed from service to the king of Portugal, he offered to serve the future Emperor Charles V of Spain.A papal decree of 1493 had assigned all land in the New World west of 50 degrees W longitude to Spain and all the land east of that line to Portugal. Magellan offered to prove that the East Indies fell under Spanish authority. On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain with five ships. More than a year later, one of these ships was exploring the topography of South America in search of a water route across the continent. This ship sank, but the remaining four ships searched along the southern peninsula of South America. Finally they found the passage they sought near a latitude of 50 degrees S. Magellan named this passage the Strait of All Saints, but today we know it as the Strait of Magellan.One ship deserted while in this passage and returned to Spain, so fewer sailors were privileged to gaze at that first panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Those who remained crossed the meridian we now call the International Date Line in the early spring of 1521 after ninety-eight days on the Pacific Ocean. During those long days at sea, many of Magellan's men died of starvation and disease.Later Magellan became involved in an insular conflict in the Philippines and was killed in a tribal battle. Only one ship and seventeen sailors under the command of the Basque navigator Elcano survived to complete the westward journey to Spain and thus prove once and for all that the world is round, with no precipice at the edge.The sixteenth century was an age of great ___exploration
• A.

Cosmic

• B.

Land

• C.

Mental

• D.

Common man

• 17.
In the sixteenth century, an age of great marine and terrestrial exploration, Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world. As a young Portuguese noble, he served the king of Portugal, but he became involved in the quagmire of political intrigue at court and lost the king's favor. After he was dismissed from service to the king of Portugal, he offered to serve the future Emperor Charles V of Spain.A papal decree of 1493 had assigned all land in the New World west of 50 degrees W longitude to Spain and all the land east of that line to Portugal. Magellan offered to prove that the East Indies fell under Spanish authority. On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain with five ships. More than a year later, one of these ships was exploring the topography of South America in search of a water route across the continent. This ship sank, but the remaining four ships searched along the southern peninsula of South America. Finally they found the passage they sought near a latitude of 50 degrees S. Magellan named this passage the Strait of All Saints, but today we know it as the Strait of Magellan.One ship deserted while in this passage and returned to Spain, so fewer sailors were privileged to gaze at that first panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Those who remained crossed the meridian we now call the International Date Line in the early spring of 1521 after ninety-eight days on the Pacific Ocean. During those long days at sea, many of Magellan's men died of starvation and disease.Later Magellan became involved in an insular conflict in the Philippines and was killed in a tribal battle. Only one ship and seventeen sailors under the command of the Basque navigator Elcano survived to complete the westward journey to Spain and thus prove once and for all that the world is round, with no precipice at the edge.Magellan lost the favor of the king of Portugal when he became involved in a political ___.
• A.

Entanglement

• B.

Discussion

• C.

Negotiation

• D.

Problems

• 18.
In the sixteenth century, an age of great marine and terrestrial exploration, Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world. As a young Portuguese noble, he served the king of Portugal, but he became involved in the quagmire of political intrigue at court and lost the king's favor. After he was dismissed from service to the king of Portugal, he offered to serve the future Emperor Charles V of Spain.A papal decree of 1493 had assigned all land in the New World west of 50 degrees W longitude to Spain and all the land east of that line to Portugal. Magellan offered to prove that the East Indies fell under Spanish authority. On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain with five ships. More than a year later, one of these ships was exploring the topography of South America in search of a water route across the continent. This ship sank, but the remaining four ships searched along the southern peninsula of South America. Finally they found the passage they sought near a latitude of 50 degrees S. Magellan named this passage the Strait of All Saints, but today we know it as the Strait of Magellan.One ship deserted while in this passage and returned to Spain, so fewer sailors were privileged to gaze at that first panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Those who remained crossed the meridian we now call the International Date Line in the early spring of 1521 after ninety-eight days on the Pacific Ocean. During those long days at sea, many of Magellan's men died of starvation and disease.Later Magellan became involved in an insular conflict in the Philippines and was killed in a tribal battle. Only one ship and seventeen sailors under the command of the Basque navigator Elcano survived to complete the westward journey to Spain and thus prove once and for all that the world is round, with no precipice at the edge.The Pope divided New World lands between Spain and Portugal according to their location on one side or the other of an imaginary geographical line 50 degrees west of Greenwich that extends in a ___ direction.
• A.

North and South

• B.

Crosswise

• C.

East and West

• D.

West and South

• 19.
In the sixteenth century, an age of great marine and terrestrial exploration, Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world. As a young Portuguese noble, he served the king of Portugal, but he became involved in the quagmire of political intrigue at court and lost the king's favor. After he was dismissed from service to the king of Portugal, he offered to serve the future Emperor Charles V of Spain.A papal decree of 1493 had assigned all land in the New World west of 50 degrees W longitude to Spain and all the land east of that line to Portugal. Magellan offered to prove that the East Indies fell under Spanish authority. On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain with five ships. More than a year later, one of these ships was exploring the topography of South America in search of a water route across the continent. This ship sank, but the remaining four ships searched along the southern peninsula of South America. Finally they found the passage they sought near a latitude of 50 degrees S. Magellan named this passage the Strait of All Saints, but today we know it as the Strait of Magellan.One ship deserted while in this passage and returned to Spain, so fewer sailors were privileged to gaze at that first panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Those who remained crossed the meridian we now call the International Date Line in the early spring of 1521 after ninety-eight days on the Pacific Ocean. During those long days at sea, many of Magellan's men died of starvation and disease.Later Magellan became involved in an insular conflict in the Philippines and was killed in a tribal battle. Only one ship and seventeen sailors under the command of the Basque navigator Elcano survived to complete the westward journey to Spain and thus prove once and for all that the world is round, with no precipice at the edge.In the spring of 1521, the ships crossed the ___ now called the International Date Line.
• A.

Imaginary circle passing through the poles

• B.

Imaginary line parallel to the equator

• C.

Area

• D.

Land mass

• 20.
Water boils at what temperature?
• A.

300 F/188C

• B.

212F/100C

• C.

100F/56C

• D.

275F/180C

• 21.
"An object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion at a constant speed in a straight line unless acted upon by an unbalanced force" is
• A.

Newton's Third Law of Motion

• B.

Ohm's Law

• C.

Newton's First Law of Motion

• D.

The Law of Gravity

• 22.
Energy possessed by a moving object is
• A.

Potential Energy

• B.

Covalent compound

• C.

Doppler effect

• D.

Kinetic energy

• 23.
What kind of cells are important part of the immune system?
• A.

Red blood cells

• B.

Brown fat cells

• C.

White blood cells

• D.

Lycopene

• 24.
A burning match involves a _________ reaction?
• A.

Chemical

• B.

Physical

• C.

Elemental

• D.

Mechanical

• 25.
A nucleus is found in
• A.

Heterozygous

• B.

Phagocytosis

• C.

Eukaryotic cells

• D.

Goiter

• 26.
A list of elements in order of increasing atomic number is called the
• A.

Mitosis

• B.

Periodic Table

• C.

Theory of Relativity

• D.

Atomic Chart

• 27.
Atmospheric gases that allow light to enter the atmosphere but do not allow heat to exit create a
• A.

Greenhouse Effect

• B.

Gastric Field

• C.

Calendar Effect

• D.

• 28.
If you wanted to obtain the greatest amount of energy from your daily diet without concern for any other factors, which component would you eat more of?
• A.

Fats

• B.

Starches

• C.

Vegetables

• D.

Proteins

• 29.
The bulk chemical breakdown and nutrient absorption occurs in the
• A.

Large intestine

• B.

Small intestine

• C.

Stomach

• D.

Liver

• 30.
An electromagnetic-induction device usually has which material in its core?
• A.

Steel

• B.

Iron

• C.

• D.

Gold

• 31.
Neutral wire is always
• A.

Blue

• B.

Green

• C.

Black

• D.

White

• 32.
When current flows through a wire, what influences are present?
• A.

Voltage

• B.

Ohms

• C.

Amperes

• D.

All of the above

• 33.
A watt measures
• A.

Electrical current (strength)

• B.

Electrical power (energy consumed)

• C.

Electrical pressure

• D.

Electrical resistance

• 34.
Ohm's Law is the relationship between voltage, amperage, and resistance and is represented by the formula
• A.

O=volts/amperes

• B.

Volts=amperes(x)ohms

• C.

Amperes=volts/ohms

• D.

None of the above

• 35.
The law dictating the amount of power consumed by a device is
• A.

Ohm's Law

• B.

The Law of Electric Power

• C.

Newton's Law

• D.

The Law of Physical Being

• 36.
A device that changes voltage and amperage of a current
• A.

Rotor

• B.

Transformer

• C.

Capacitor

• D.

Series circut

• 37.
A device that can switch a current, regulate its flow or amplify a current is a
• A.

Transistor

• B.

Resistor

• C.

Transformer

• D.

Generator

• 38.
When referring to an electronic circuit, AC stands for
• A.

Actuator Circulator

• B.

Alternating Current

• C.

Anterior Condition

• D.

Air Conditioner

• 39.
An atom with 8 protons, 12 neutrons, and 8 electrons has an electronic number of
• A.

8

• B.

12

• C.

16

• D.

28

• 40.
Which of the following is not a form of precipitation?
• A.

Rain

• B.

Sleet

• C.

Fog

• D.

Hail

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