# Pre-ASVAB: Indicator Of ASVAB Score

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 68

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The following ASVAB Pre-Test should be completed in 20 minutes. The results of the test will give an “indication” of how well you will do on the actual ASVAB. There is no extra penalty for incorrect answers. If you arerunning out of time, make an educated guess!

• 1.
Train “A” arrives at the station at 11:50 am and leaves the station at 1:50 pm.   How long does it stay in the station?
• A.

1 hour

• B.

1 hour, 25 minutes

• C.

2 hours

• D.

10 hours

• 2.
A restaurant buys 56 pounds of beef at \$1.12/pound and 24 quarts of milk at \$.90/quart.  How much money was spent?
• A.

\$101.01

• B.

\$95.28

• C.

\$88.49

• D.

\$84.32

• 3.
Staples sell for \$.60 a box.  How many boxes can be bought for \$3.45?
• A.

4

• B.

5

• C.

6

• D.

7

• 4.
A father walks 36 miles in 12 hours,  while his son covers the same distance on a bicycle at twice the father’s rate of speed.  At this rate,  how many miles would the bicycle rider travel in 9 hours?
• A.

54

• B.

52 1/2

• C.

49 1/2

• D.

48

• 5.
If you run for 4 hours at 8 miles an hour and walk 8 hours at 2 miles per hour,  how far will you have gone at the end of 12 hours?
• A.

32

• B.

48

• C.

50

• D.

60

• 6.
Two automobiles start together from the same place and travel along the same route.  The first averages 40 miles per hour and the second 55 miles per hour.  How many miles further along the route is the second auto at the end of 5 hours?
• A.

55 x 5

• B.

55 - 40

• C.

(55 x 5) - (40 x 5)

• D.

55/5 - 40/5

• 7.
Maria earned \$450 in 5 days.  What was her average earning per day?
• A.

\$ 22.50

• B.

\$45.00

• C.

\$90.00

• D.

\$111.11

• 8.
On the average,  1 1/3 bushels of seed are needed to plant 1 acre of wheat.   How many bushels of seed would be required to plant 30 acres?
• A.

40

• B.

45

• C.

50

• D.

70

• 9.
A restaurant that can hold 300 people is divided into 20 equal parts.  How many people can be put in each section?
• A.

10

• B.

15

• C.

30

• D.

60

• 10.
A plane left Atlanta at 4:15 pm and arrived at Boston in 3 hrs and 50 min.  When did it arrive at Boston?
• A.

7:05 pm

• B.

7:45 pm

• C.

7:55 pm

• D.

8:05 pm

• 11.
During a sale,  20-cent candy bars were sold at 3 for \$.50.  How much is saved on 9 bars?
• A.

10 cents

• B.

15 cents

• C.

25 cents

• D.

30 cents

• 12.
At 8:00 am the temperature was 3 degrees below zero.  By 9:00 am the temperature had gone up 6 degrees,  but by 10:00 am it had gone down again 4 degrees.  What was the temperature at 10:00 am?
• A.

5 degrees below zero

• B.

1 degree below zero

• C.

1 degree above zero

• D.

5 degrees above zero

• 13.
A bird flies 2/3 of a mile per minute.  How many miles per hour is it flying?
• A.

20

• B.

30

• C.

40

• D.

60

• 14.
A florist buys flowers at \$3 a dozen and sells them at \$5 a dozen.   How many dozen must be sold to make a profit of \$90.00?
• A.

18

• B.

25

• C.

30

• D.

45

• 15.
Workers have packed 1,400 glasses in 7 boxes.  If they pack 3 more boxes,  how many glasses will they have packed in all?
• A.

2300

• B.

2200

• C.

2100

• D.

2000

• 16.
If 2/3 of a pound of metal costs \$6.00,  how much does a pound cost?
• A.

\$5

• B.

\$9

• C.

\$12

• D.

\$18

• 17.
On January 1, 1995,  a city had 100,000 people.  During the year,  1000 people died,  2000 babies were born,  3000 moved out,  and 10,000 moved in.  How many people were in the city by the end of 1995?
• A.

108,000

• B.

107,000

• C.

104,000

• D.

92,000

• 18.
A painter needs 5 gallons of paint to finish a house.  He has 3 quarts and 1 pint.  How much more paint does he need?
• A.

3 gallons

• B.

3 gallons, 1 pint

• C.

4 gallons, 1 pint

• D.

4 gallons, 1 quart

• 19.
If a doctor gives 100 patients who complain of pain a simple sugar pill,  he can be sure that 33 of them will feel better.   Pain experts have known for a long time that people who respond to placebos also get more relief from narcotics than do those who don’t show the “placebo effect”.   Now research is being done to determine whether the placebo response is all in the head or whether the inert pills have physical effects after all.According to this paragraph:
• A.

All pain victims show the same response to placebos.

• B.

Patients get more relief from placebos than narcotics.

• C.

Placebos may have more than just psychological effects.

• D.

It is well known how placebos work.

• 20.
Halfway houses are special community residences in which individuals are participating,  decision-making residents.   Most residents of these increasingly common facilities use them as a transition point between their stay in a mental hospital and their return home;  they usually leave within a year.In this way,  halfway houses:
• A.

Increasingly are replacing mental institutions.

• B.

Are not successful because residents seldom stay long.

• C.

Help smooth the way from institution living to life on the outside.

• D.

Save patients the effort and worry of making decisions.

• 21.
Social science is often hampered by the fact that people are hesitant to discuss their beliefs for fear of ridicule. This is the case in research on folk medical practices, particularly when the subjects know that society in general, and health care professionals in particular, disvalue such folk practices. Practitioners of folk medicine are often less than eager to share their knowledge, in part because they wish to avoid exploitation of their knowledge and in part for fear of criticism.According to this paragraph,  which one of the following statements is true?
• A.

Research has found that folk medicine is harmful to one’s health.

• B.

Social science considers folk medicine of too little value to research.

• C.

The element of fear can hinder social science research.

• D.

People won’t discuss folk medical practices because they are illegal.

• 22.
Studies have shown that the amount of income people earn is directly related to the amount of education they have received, with the higher the level of education,  the higher the average annual income.   For this reason, education, though it cannot solve the immediate needs of employment, housing, medical care, and legal advice, is essential in solving the long-range problem of poverty.According to this paragraph, which one of the following statements is true?
• A.

There is a direct relationship between amount of education and of income.

• B.

Education can solve all the problems of poverty.

• C.

The immediate need of people with low incomes is education.

• D.

In the long run, education can do little to solve the poverty problems.

• 23.
Participatory sports are booming today because people no longer look at sports as being painful.   People have changed sports to fit their abilities.   Few are track stars,  but there are many joggers.   Not everyone can master the slopes,  but almost everyone can ski cross-country.   Camping isn’t rough in a plush recreational vehicle. Today’s sports participants aren’t all supermen either;  many are women.   Male or female,  few are super.   There are just as many,  if not more,  hard-core athletes as there used to be,  but their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them,  or those who thought sports and games were just tricks for kids.   A participation-consciousness has emerged from this generation. Whatever started it,  recreation as an industry now seems unstoppable.   Manufacturers make new products such as folding canoes,  windshields for bikes,  and gum that quenches thirst.   Most of the products sell.   So do hundreds of models of skis and jogging shoes.   Bookstores have stacks of models and texts on recreation.   Every minor sport has its own magazine,  and skateboarding has three.   Several newspapers have whole sections devoted to recreation. Despite claims for almost every minor sport that it is the fastest growing activity in the country,  the sports that really are growing the fastest are those in which adults can learn and participate at any age and that make them feel better all day long.   Racquetball,  jogging,  and cross-country skiing top the list.   The goal is fitness,  not Tarzan physiques.   Adults simply want healthier hearts and lungs.According to the passage,  participatory sports are becoming more popular because:
• A.

People like to dress in jogging outfits, ski outfits, etc.

• B.

People no longer think sports are entertaining.

• C.

Sports promoters are attempting to appeal to the masses.

• D.

People have found out they don’t have to strain to play.

• 24.
Participatory sports are booming today because people no longer look at sports as being painful.   People have changed sports to fit their abilities.   Few are track stars,  but there are many joggers.   Not everyone can master the slopes,  but almost everyone can ski cross-country.   Camping isn’t rough in a plush recreational vehicle.   Today’s sports participants aren’t all supermen either;  many are women.   Male or female,  few are super.   There are just as many,  if not more,  hard-core athletes as there used to be,  but their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them,  or those who thought sports and games were just tricks for kids.   A participation-consciousness has emerged from this generation.   Whatever started it,  recreation as an industry now seems unstoppable.   Manufacturers make new products such as folding canoes,  windshields for bikes,  and gum that quenches thirst.   Most of the products sell.   So do hundreds of models of skis and jogging shoes.   Bookstores have stacks of models and texts on recreation.   Every minor sport has its own magazine,  and skateboarding has three.   Several newspapers have whole sections devoted to recreation.   Despite claims for almost every minor sport that it is the fastest growing activity in the country,  the sports that really are growing the fastest are those in which adults can learn and participate at any age and that make them feel better all day long.   Racquetball,  jogging,  and cross-country skiing top the list.   The goal is fitness,  not Tarzan physiques.   Adults simply want healthier hearts and lungs.Women,  according to the passage,  have discovered they:
• A.

Are capable of cheering from the sidelines.

• B.

Can excel at many sports they have never tried before.

• C.

Don’t enjoy sports activities.

• D.

Excel particularly at downhill skiing and racquetball.

• 25.
Participatory sports are booming today because people no longer look at sports as being painful.   People have changed sports to fit their abilities.   Few are track stars,  but there are many joggers.   Not everyone can master the slopes,  but almost everyone can ski cross-country.   Camping isn’t rough in a plush recreational vehicle.   Today’s sports participants aren’t all supermen either;  many are women.   Male or female,  few are super.   There are just as many,  if not more,  hard-core athletes as there used to be,  but their ranks have been swelled by people who never thought they had athletics in them,  or those who thought sports and games were just tricks for kids.   A participation-consciousness has emerged from this generation.   Whatever started it,  recreation as an industry now seems unstoppable.   Manufacturers make new products such as folding canoes,  windshields for bikes,  and gum that quenches thirst.   Most of the products sell.   So do hundreds of models of skis and jogging shoes.   Bookstores have stacks of models and texts on recreation.   Every minor sport has its own magazine,  and skateboarding has three.   Several newspapers have whole sections devoted to recreation.   Despite claims for almost every minor sport that it is the fastest growing activity in the country,  the sports that really are growing the fastest are those in which adults can learn and participate at any age and that make them feel better all day long.   Racquetball,  jogging,  and cross-country skiing top the list.   The goal is fitness,  not Tarzan physiques.   Adults simply want healthier hearts and lungs.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
• A.

Recreation has become a booming business.

• B.

People of this generation have deep concern for their health.

• C.

Many people today want to be active in sports, not just to watch others.

• D.

All of the above are correct.

• 26.
Intact most nearly means
• A.

Reversed

• B.

Unchanged

• C.

Moved

• D.

Abstract

• 27.
Instigate most nearly means
• A.

Cut off

• B.

Return

• C.

Spur on

• D.

Remind

• 28.
His apparel was expensive
• A.

Equipment

• B.

Apartment

• C.

Luggage

• D.

Clothing

• 29.
It will arouse their interest.
• A.

Sustain

• B.

Restore

• C.

Excite

• D.

Expand

• 30.
Their zeal was great
• A.

Resentment

• B.

Panic

• C.

Enthusiasm

• D.

Leisure

• 31.
He was the donor of a large trophy.
• A.

Maker

• B.

Winner

• C.

Giver

• D.

• 32.
She will disclose the plan.
• A.

• B.

Study

• C.

Outline

• D.

Reveal

• 33.
The room was in utter confusion.
• A.

Complete

• B.

Noisy

• C.

Disorderly

• D.

Considerable

• 34.
• A.

Immediate

• B.

• C.

Final

• D.

Obscure

• 35.
Hurdle most nearly means
• A.

Corral

• B.

Error

• C.

Ball

• D.

Obstacle

• 36.
Debris most nearly means
• A.

Errata

• B.

Litter

• C.

• D.

Minute detail

• 37.
Larceny most nearly means
• A.

Assault

• B.

Mayhem

• C.

Murder

• D.

Theft

• 38.
Rivet most nearly means
• A.

Squeak

• B.

Fasten

• C.

Steal

• D.

Challenge

• 39.
We will resist the change.
• A.

Accept

• B.

Explain

• C.

Recognize

• D.

Oppose

• 40.
Siphon most nearly means
• A.

Honest

• B.

Withdraw

• C.

Corrode

• D.

Secure

• 41.
Sinister most nearly means
• A.

Honest

• B.

Ignorant

• C.

Reliable

• D.

Evil

• 42.
Evict most nearly means
• A.

Expel

• B.

Deny

• C.

Defeat

• D.

Imprison

• 43.
Termoil most nearly means
• A.

Swelling

• B.

Commotion

• C.

Grease

• D.

Anger

• 44.
Perimeter most nearly means
• A.

Measure of volume

• B.

Accurate clock

• C.

Kind of flower

• D.

Outer boundary

• 45.
Inhabit most nearly means
• A.

Acquire

• B.

Live in

• C.

Forbid from

• D.

Belong to

• 46.
The building was immense.
• A.

Old

• B.

Enormous

• C.

Attractive

• D.

Impressive

• 47.
Novice most nearly means
• A.

• B.

Priest

• C.

Nursemaid

• D.

Beginner

• 48.
Savory most nearly means
• A.

Healthful

• B.