ASVAB Exam Cram: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery [NOOK Book]


ASVAB Exam Cram, Second Edition

Kalinda Reeves


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ASVAB Exam Cram, Second Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the ASVAB exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of practice questions, including 200 printed questions ...

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ASVAB Exam Cram, Second Edition

Kalinda Reeves


Succeed with topical reviews, practice exams, and preparation tools


ASVAB Exam Cram, Second Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the ASVAB exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of practice questions, including 200 printed questions in two full practice exams. The book covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your ASVAB exam!


  • Master all four domains of knowledge covered on the ASVAB: verbal, math, science/technical, and spatial
  • Accurately interpret the meaning of paragraphs and of words presented in context
  • Review essential math, physical science, and biology principles
  • Master the basics of electricity and electronics
  • Understand the technologies that make automobiles and other vehicles work
  • Check your knowledge of shop tools, terminology, and techniques
  • Review and understand basic mechanical and physical principles
  • Practice for the newest Assembling Objects exam module by recognizing how objects will look when they are put together
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768691535
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Series: Exam Cram
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Kalinda Reeves started her writing career while she was an ELINT analyst in the Air Force, providing research and analysis whitepapers to the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS). As a civilian, she has accumulated more than 20 years of experience writing research, business, technical, and engineering documentation for government, military, and civilian customers. Her focus is network and telecommunications hardware, software development, and certification writing. During her writing career, she has written many nonpublic documents for various customers, addressing system- and circuit-level hardware; uniquely developed, hardware-specific programs; and programs that were implemented across government and military communications systems. In addition, she has been a freelance writer for 15 years, during which time she co-authored five networking-genre books for public distribution.


Kalinda currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska, providing documentation, business analyst, and other project-level consulting for local telecommunications and finance companies. When she is not working, Kalinda spends time with her children and indulges her many crafts and hobbies, including amateur (Ham) radio, cooking, and mentoring aspiring writers.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: General Science

Scientific Method: Observation and Measurement

    Units of Measurement

The Physical Sciences



Life Sciences


    Human Anatomy and Physiology


Earth and Space Sciences




Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 2: Arithmetic Reasoning

Arithmetic: A Review

    Basic Arithmetic Operations



    Using Fractions and Decimals on the ASVAB

Reasoning: Using Arithmetic to Solve Your Problems

    Word Problems


Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 3: Word Knowledge

Understanding Context

    Experience Clues

    Definition or Paraphrase Clues

    Example Clues

    Comparison and Contrast Clues

Synonyms and Homonyms

    Words and Their Synonyms

    Using a Thesaurus

    Word Confusion: Homonyms

Finding Word Meaning Through Structure

    Root Words



Building Your Vocabulary

Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 4: Paragraph Comprehension

Reading for Details

Reading for Comprehension


    Main Character

    Setting and Time

    Point of View



    Denotation, Connotation, and Tone

Reading for Content, Context, and Comprehension

    Reading for Literal Content

    Reading for Figurative Context

    Grouping Sequences

Developing a Summary

Improving Your Reading Abilities

    Improving Your Comprehension

    Improving Your Reading Speed

    Adjusting Your Reading Rate

    Tips for Success on the Reading Comprehension Module

Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 5: Mathematics Knowledge

Taking the Mathematics Knowledge Test

Advanced Operations



    The Factorials



    Working with Signed Numbers

    Order of Operations


    Algebraic Properties

    Solving Algebraic Equations

    Factoring Algebraic Expressions









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Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 6: Electronics Information


Principles of Electricity


    Electromotive Force and Voltage

    Resistance and Impedance

    Conductors and Conductivity



    Ohm’s Law


Electrical Components and Properties


    Photovoltaic Cells

    Electrical Wiring

    Coaxial Cable



    Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance


    Magnets and Electromagnets

    Inductors and Inductive Reactance



    Rectifiers, Diodes, and Inverters


Electrical Safety

    Discharging a Capacitor

    Electrical Fires

Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 7: Mechanical Comprehension

What Is Mechanics?

    Forces of Motion

    Motion and Mechanical Laws

Mechanical Principles

    Work and Mechanical Energy

    Mechanical Advantage


    Calculating Efficiency

    Principle of Moments and Torque

Simple and Compound Machines.


    Wheel and Axle


    Inclined Planes



    Gears and Other Simple Machines

Structural Support

    Structure Types


    Load Types

Mechanical and Structural Properties



    Modulus of Elasticity

Properties of Materials




    Synthetics and Polymers

Fluid Dynamics

    Specific Gravity


    Archimedes and Fluid Displacement

    Bernoulli and Fluid Movement

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Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 8: Shop Information

Tools of the Trade

    Shop Safety

    Measuring Systems and Tools

    Cutting and Shaping Tools

    Drilling Tools

    Fastening Tools and Fasteners

Shop Processes





Shop Project Planning

Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 9: Automotive Information

A Look Under the Hood

A Word on Safety

Tools of the Trade

    Hand Tools

    Power Tools

    Cleaning Equipment

Engine Classifications

    Combustion Types and Chamber Shapes

    Cylinder Arrangements

    Valve Arrangement

    Engine Cycles

Engine Types

    Rotary Engine

    Piston Engines

Engine Systems

    Lubrication System

    Cooling System

    Fuel System

The Drive Train


    Drive Line Arrangements

    Drive Train Components

Electrical Systems

    Charging System

    Starting System

    Ignition System

    Lighting and Accessory System

The Chassis Systems

    The Steering System

    The Suspension System

    The Braking System

    Tires and Wheels

Exhaust Systems and Emissions

    Exhaust Emissions

    Reducing Exhaust Emissions

Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Chapter 10: Assembling Objects

Puzzle Piece Assembly

Labeled Part Connections

Exam Prep Questions

Exam Prep Answers

Practice Exam 1

Answers to Practice Exam 1

Practice Exam 2

Answers to Practice Exam 2

Appendix A: Need to Know More?


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