Ten Sample ASVAB Questions

It never hurts to practice: just be sure you are working with official ASVAB test questions when preparing for the exam. The exam’s preparers host an official website (www.official-asvab.com) where you can learn all sorts of things about the test. Their most important section, for test candidates anyway, is the collection of sample questions. The site posts questions from each section of the ASVAB to give a flavor for typical topics covered and standard levels of difficulty. Of course, just doing a few practice questions will not make for a good result. Be absolutely certain to acquire one of the prep books that contain complete exams.  That way you will be able to time yourself and create conditions very near to the actual exam day’s atmosphere.

The following questions are taken directly from the website listed above. The 10 items below are from the math and verbal sections, but the final question is from the general science section. Answers are at the bottom.

1. The eastern part of Texas will ambush the senses of all who enter it with preconceptions of sand and cacti around every bend. It has a look and atmosphere that does not fit the boots-and-saddle image of the state.

The author implies that the look and atmosphere of east Texas does NOT resemble that of the

A. marshlands.

B. mountains.

C. seashore.

D. desert.


10 Sample ASVAB Questions

2.  A thin transparent layer of oxide protects the metal titanium against corrosion. The same thin layer attracts artists interested in making their art with the help of technology. By using heat or electricity, an artist can thicken the oxide layer and thereby turn the metal a range of vivid colors.

According to the passage, some artists work with titanium because it

A. is transparent.

B. does not corrode.

C. generates its own heat.

D. can assume a variety of colors.

3. They returned to the beach, where blankets spotted the slope to the water. An advancing wall of clouds, black and gray, darkening the expanse of ground beneath, approached from the west. To the east and above them, the sky remained clear, the sun warm, as if collaborating in the deception.

The “deception” referred to in the passage is that

A. there is no storm approaching.

B. the sky is clear in the east.

C. it is too cold to swim.

D. the sun is warm.

4. If the tire of a car rotates at a constant speed of 552 times in one minute, how many times will the tire rotate in half-an-hour?

A. 276

B. 5,520

C. 8,280

D. 16,560

5. One in every 9 people in a town vote for party A. All others vote for party B. How many people vote for party B in a town of 810?

A. 90

B. 720

C. 801

D. 819

6. A motorcycle cost $7,250. If it depreciates by 12 percent per year, how much will it be worth after one year?

A. $870

B. $1,250

C. $5,920

D. $6,380

7. Antagonize most nearly means:

A. embarrass.

B. struggle.

C. provoke.

D. worship.

8. Wilted most nearly means

A. left.

B. limp.

C. budding.

D. requested.

9. His record provides no reason for apprehension. Here, apprehension means:

A. anxiety.

B. change.

C. enjoyment.

D. endorsement.

10. Air is less dense than water because:

A. it is lighter.

B. its molecules are further apart.

C. its molecules are closer together.

D. it moves more quickly and easily.



Final Thoughts

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Author Larry Bell is a professional writer, comedian, and automotive enthusiast whose work can be seen at www.myperfectautomobile.com and many other online publications. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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  1. I failed the ASVAB twice and then found this program. I followed the simple plan in the guide book and scored a 63 on my third try. After lots of online practice and learning how to eliminate wrong answers, I was finally comfortable with the time limits and that made a huge difference for me. Click here ->> fb.me/2bJSDQujB

  2. I was shocked as I was studying for my Engineering FE (Fundamenetals of Engineering) licensing exam in college and I saw a lot of similar type questions to those they ask on the ASVAB. I think that it behooves individuals to study thoroughly for this exam if they expect to do good. I know a lot of students in my HS just treated it like it wasn’t important or they could do well enough just as they were… Not the case.

    1. If you want to make a career out to the military, STUDY and PREPARE for your ASVAB! I can’t believe how many people actually fail the test. Military tests are not designed to fail! I think the high failure rates also shed light upon how bad the public education system is in America.

  3. Thanks for posting these sample questions. If you’re preparing for a multiple choice ASVAB test you should plan ahead. If you study a little bit on a daily basis acing the test will totally be within reach. Don’t cram the night before. Hop on Amazon and get one of those ASVAB prep books. The investment of your time and effort is a small price to pay for the opportunities a good ASVAB score will lead to.

    1. So true.

      If you study 20-30 minutes every day for a month, you would be amazed at how prepared you would be. The idea of cramming everything the night before the ASVAB test is a bad idea.

      Thanks for the comment.

  4. I got 100%! I feel like I should enlist or something right now. :) Actually no, I know that there is a lot of thought and it should be a well processed decision. Still, I’m kind of proud! Thank you for providing some sample questions. When my friend recently took the ASVAB she went in completely blind.

    1. Anyone taking the ASVAB should do their homework first. They should visit the library, take a practice test, and study for it. Even if you invest a few hours preparing, it can help you get a much higher score, which opens the door to more opportunities in the military.

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