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 in two full ...

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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









Exam Prep Questions

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

Exam Prep Questions

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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