Word Knowledge Practice

Below are Sample ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Practice Questions. Write down your answers as you go along, and once you reach the end of the Word Knowledge Practice Practice Test, check your answers with the answer sheet! Good luck!

Word Knowledge Practice Practice Questions

  1. 'inhabit' most definitely means
    1. live in
    2. driven
    3. eaten
    4. caught
  2. 'small' most nearly means
    1. hot
    2. tiny
    3. large
    4. fish
  3. Her 'goal' is to complete five algebra classes
    1. duty
    2. punishment
    3. aim
    4. assignment
  4. In the principals office the boys began to 'fidget'
    1. speak quietly
    2. stomp loudly
    3. move about nervously
    4. laugh uncontrollably
  5. 'gladiator' most nearly means
    1. explorer
    2. flower bed
    3. warrior
    4. crocodile
  6. 'salary' most nearly means
    1. auction
    2. profit
    3. wage
    4. employment
  7. 'massive' most nearly means
    1. full
    2. strong
    3. huge
    4. offensive
  8. 'flaunt' most nearly means
    1. unflate
    2. reverse
    3. show off
    4. make defective
  9. 'hoist' most nearly means
    1. hold
    2. lift
    3. boast
    4. dampen
  10. For a dog he seems very 'choosy'
    1. peculiar
    2. old
    3. smart
    4. particular
  11. My uncle was a 'coroner'
    1. police reporter
    2. medical examiner
    3. brass musician
    4. member of royalty
  12. 'clumsy' most nearly means
    1. noisy
    2. stupid
    3. backward
    4. awkward
  13. 'revival' most nearly means
    1. birth
    2. re-awakening
    3. remittance
    4. violation
  14. He heard the story 'firsthand'
    1. on the radio
    2. yesterday
    3. from the source
    4. while eavesdropping
  15. 'energetic' most nearly means
    1. fast
    2. inportant
    3. active
    4. determined
  16. 'fasten' most nearly means
    1. hurry
    2. heat
    3. starve
    4. lock
  17. His 'respiration' was impaired
    1. recovery
    2. breathing
    3. pulsation
    4. sweating
  18. This job requires a 'vigilant' attitude
    1. sensible
    2. suspicious
    3. restless
    4. watchful
  19. 'Incidental' most nearly means
    1. independent
    2. needless
    3. infrequent
    4. casual
  20. To 'succumb' most nearly means to
    1. aid
    2. check
    3. yield
    4. oppose

Word Knowledge Practice Practice Answer Sheet

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  3. C
  4. C
  5. C
  6. C
  7. C
  8. C
  9. B
  10. D
  11. B
  12. D
  13. B
  14. C
  15. C
  16. D
  17. B
  18. D
  19. D
  20. C

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