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ASVAB Exam Cram


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3258-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3258-3

Students, if you are preparing for the ASVAB exam, get ready for it with the best—ASVAB Exam Cram. Verbal, math, science and technical skill sets are all covered in this succinct review guide. By giving you examples, test-taking advice and tips and a CD with a powerful test engine to practice with, ASVAB Exam Cram will help you perform at the top of your game on test day. Learn what your weaknesses and strengths are quickly as you receive explanations of both correct and incorrect answers on your practice exams. Deciding to enter the military is serious, as is the ASVAB exam, so study for it with the best.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Expanding Your Vocabulary for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Exam

Word Knowledge

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: General Science.

Physical Sciences 

Scientific Method: Observation and Measurement 



Life Sciences 


Human Anatomy and Physiology 


Earth and Space Sciences 




Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 2: Arithmetic Reasoning.

Arithmetic: A Review 

Arithmetic Operations 



Putting Fractions and Decimals to Use on the ASVAB 

Reasoning: Using Arithmetic to Solve Your Problems 

Word Problems 


Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 3: Word Knowledge.

Building Your Vocabulary 

Understanding Context 

Experience Clues 

Definition or Paraphrase Clues 

Example Clues 

Comparison and Contrast Clues 

Synonyms and Homonyms 

Words and Their Synonyms 

Using a Thesaurus 

Confusing Homonyms 

Understanding Denotation and Connotation 



Finding Word Meaning Through Structure 

Root Words 



Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 4: Paragraph Comprehension.

Reading for Details 

Reading for Comprehension 

Subject Matter 

Main Character 


Point of View 

Action and Plot 

Grouping Sequences 

Reading for Content, Comprehension, and Context 

Reading for Content–The Literal Level 

Reading for Context–The Interpretive Level 

Reading at the Applied Level 

Developing a Summary 

Improving Your Reading Abilities 

Improving Your Comprehension 

Improving Your Reading Speed 

Tips for Increasing Your Reading Rate 

Adjusting Your Reading Rate 

Tips for Success on the Reading Comprehension Battery 

Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 5: Mathematics Knowledge.

Taking the Mathematics Knowledge Test 

More Fun with Numbers 

Factors and Multiples 

The Factorial (!) 

Exponents and Roots 

Operations with Negative Numbers 

Order of Operations 


Algebraic Equations 

Performing Operations with Algebraic Expressions 

Factoring Algebraic Expressions 









Exam Prep Questions  

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 6: Electronics Information.


Principles of Electricity 


Electromotive Force and Voltage 

Resistance and Impedance 

Ohm’s Law 


Electrical Components and Properties 





Conductors and Conductivity 

Capacitors, Capacitance, and Capacitive Reactance 



Magnets and Electromagnets 

Inductors, Inductance, and Inductive Reactance 


Rectifiers and Inverters 

Electrical Safety 

Discharging a Capacitor 

Electrical Fires 

Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 7: Mechanical Comprehension.

Mechanical Principles 

Work and Mechanical Energy 

Mechanical Advantage 


Calculating Efficiency 

Principle of Moments and Torque 

Mechanical Motion 

Forces of Motion 

Motion and Mechanical Laws 

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.


Measuring 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 

Metalworking Tools 

Measuring Systems and Tools 


Engine Classifications 

Combustion Types 

Cylinder Number and Arrangement 

Valve Arrangement 


Combustion Chamber Shape 

Engine Types 

Rotary Engine 

Piston Engines 

Engine Systems 

Lubrication System 

Cooling System 

Fuel System 

The Drive Train 

Manual Transmissions 

Automatic Transaxle and Transmission 

Drive Line Arrangements 

Drive Train Components 

Electrical Systems 

Charging System 


Starting System 

Ignition System 

Ignition Classifications 

Lighting and Accessory System 

The Chassis Systems 

Tires and Wheels 

Emission Systems 

Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 10: Assembling Objects.

Puzzle Piece Assembly  

Labeled Part Connections 

Exam Prep Questions 

Exam Prep Answers 

Chapter 11: Practice Exam 1.

Word Knowledge 

Paragraph Comprehension 

Electronics Information 

Automotive Information 

Mechanical Comprehension 

Chapter 12: Answers to Practice Test 1.

Word Knowledge 

Paragraph Comprehension 

Electronics Information 

Automotive Information 

Mechanical Comprehension 

Chapter 13: Practice Exam 2.

General Science 

Arithmetic Reasoning 

Mathematics Knowledge 

Shop Information 

Assembling Objects 

Chapter 14: Answers to Practice Exam 2.

Answers to General Science 

Answer Explanations for General Science 

Answers to Arithmetic Reasoning 

Answer Explanations for Arithmetic Reasoning 

Answers to Mathematics Knowledge 

Answer Explanations for Mathematics Knowledge 

Answers to Shop Information 

Answer Explanations for Shop Information 

Answers to Assembling Objects 

Answer Explanations for Assembling Objects 

Appendix A: CD Contents and Installation Instructions.

The CramMaster Engine 

Multiple Test Modes 

Pretest Mode 

Adaptive Drill Mode 

Simulated Exam Mode 

Istalling CramMaster for the ASVAB Exam 

Using CramMaster for the ASVAB Exam 

Customer Support 

Appendix B: Need to Know More? - 403 (on the CD).




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