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Word Knowledge for ASVAB Power Practice Problems

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Updated on Aug 12, 2011

These word knowledge practice questions are based on the actual ASVAB. Take this quiz to see how you would do if you took the exam today and to determine your strengths and weaknesses as you plan your study schedule.

Time: 11 minutes

  1. Peripheral most nearly means
    1. central.
    2. opinion.
    3. secondary.
    4. secret.
  2. Copious most nearly means
    1. erratic.
    2. abundant.
    3. scarce.
    4. lax.
  3. Impartial most nearly means
    1. hostile.
    2. prejudiced.
    3. incomplete.
    4. unbiased.
  4. Pensive most nearly means
    1. oppressed.
    2. caged.
    3. thoughtful.
    4. worried.
  5. Predict most nearly means
    1. foretell.
    2. decide.
    3. prevent.
    4. forget.
  6. Banish most nearly means
    1. hate.
    2. welcome.
    3. exile.
    4. fade.
  7. Wary most nearly means
    1. calm.
    2. curved.
    3. confused.
    4. cautious.
  8. Generic most nearly means
    1. general.
    2. cheap.
    3. fresh.
    4. elderly.
  9. Distort most nearly means
    1. wrong.
    2. evil.
    3. deform.
    4. harm.
  10. Solemn most nearly means
    1. amusing.
    2. harmful.
    3. speech.
    4. serious.
  11. Negligent most nearly means
    1. pajamas.
    2. morbid.
    3. careless.
    4. dark.
  12. Beneficial most nearly means
    1. helpful.
    2. wise.
    3. harmful.
    4. generous.
  13. Aloof most nearly means
    1. above.
    2. tidy.
    3. clever.
    4. reserved.
  14. Reside most nearly means
    1. remain.
    2. home.
    3. dwell.
    4. sediment.
  15. Placid most nearly means
    1. lazy.
    2. calm.
    3. solemn.
    4. devious.
  16. Deplete most nearly means
    1. exhaust.
    2. erase.
    3. hurry.
    4. beg.
  17. Wretched most nearly means
    1. twisted.
    2. forced.
    3. miserable.
    4. increased.
  18. Refute most nearly means
    1. garbage.
    2. deny.
    3. offer.
    4. difficult.
  19. Voluntary most nearly means
    1. willing.
    2. charity.
    3. prisoner.
    4. careless.
  20. Hinder most nearly means
    1. lose.
    2. loose.
    3. despair.
    4. check.
  21. George developed an ____ plan to earn the extra money he needed to start his own business.
    1. elitist
    2. irrational
    3. aloof
    4. ingenious
  22. After an hour of heavy rain, the thunderstorm ____, and we were able to continue our golf game.
    1. abated
    2. constricted
    3. evoked
    4. germinated
  23. We knew everything about the newest member of our group; she was very ____.
    1. expressive
    2. secretive
    3. reserved
    4. artistic
  24. Because Mark needed to pass the exam, he made studying a ____ over watching his favorite television show.
    1. priority
    2. conformity
    3. concept
    4. necessity
  25. The narrator's description was an accurate ____ of a true southern family.
    1. council
    2. portrayal
    3. disguise
    4. reunion
  26. I don't trust Carl. He always acts in such a ____ manner that I believe he is hiding something.
    1. angry
    2. amicable
    3. secretive
    4. fervent
  27. Raheeb was ____ enough to remain silent during Angelica's tirade.
    1. lax
    2. prudent
    3. furtive
    4. happy
  28. The participants in the road rally agreed to ____ near the village commons at 5:00.
    1. rendezvous
    2. scatter
    3. filibuster
    4. disperse
  29. Meeting my old friend____ long-forgotten memories of elementary school.
    1. resigned
    2. instituted
    3. divulged
    4. evoked
  30. Muhammad fell asleep during the movie because it had a very ____ plot.
    1. monotonous
    2. exciting
    3. ample
    4. detailed
  31. Ecstatic most nearly means
    1. inconsistent.
    2. positive.
    3. electrified.
    4. thrilled.
  32. Prompt most nearly means
    1. slack.
    2. question.
    3. late.
    4. punctual.
  33. Corroborate most nearly means
    1. negate.
    2. confirm.
    3. challenge.
    4. assist.
  34. Erratic most nearly means
    1. constant.
    2. simple.
    3. irregular.
    4. harmless.
  35. Moderate most nearly means
    1. original.
    2. average.
    3. final.
    4. excessive.
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