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

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