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Word Knowledge Review 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. Lucid most nearly means
    1. confusing.
    2. quick.
    3. understandable.
    4. slippery.
  2. Mourning most nearly means
    1. early.
    2. sorrowing.
    3. celebration.
    4. night.
  3. Resolute most nearly means
    1. yielding.
    2. agreeable.
    3. cowardly.
    4. determined.
  4. Ambivalent most nearly means
    1. left-handed.
    2. right-handed.
    3. uncertain.
    4. energetic.
  5. Dissent most nearly means
    1. fall.
    2. disagreement.
    3. average.
    4. stop.
  6. Grave most nearly means
    1. dead.
    2. serious.
    3. angry.
    4. excited.
  7. Hapless most nearly means
    1. unlucky.
    2. careless.
    3. joyful.
    4. fortunate.
  8. Dreary most nearly means
    1. dull.
    2. sleepy.
    3. interesting.
    4. awake.
  9. Arid most nearly means
    1. big.
    2. lost.
    3. busy.
    4. dry.
  10. Deter most nearly means
    1. shortcut.
    2. chose.
    3. discourage.
    4. clean.
  11. Covert most nearly means
    1. altered.
    2. secret.
    3. obvious.
    4. missed.
  12. Allusion most nearly means
    1. reference.
    2. mirage.
    3. escape.
    4. rhyme.
  13. Desist most nearly means
    1. help.
    2. stop.
    3. want.
    4. chose.
  14. Pariah most nearly means
    1. sage.
    2. fish.
    3. outcast.
    4. leader.
  15. Precede most nearly means
    1. lead.
    2. follow.
    3. continue.
    4. profit.
  16. Forgive most nearly means
    1. commute.
    2. remember.
    3. pardon.
    4. skip.
  17. Potent most nearly means
    1. ominous.
    2. uniform.
    3. secretive.
    4. powerful.
  18. Succinct most nearly means
    1. heavy.
    2. tasteful.
    3. clever.
    4. concise.
  19. Console most nearly means
    1. ask.
    2. comfort.
    3. associate.
    4. worry.
  20. Surmise most nearly means
    1. complete.
    2. shock.
    3. guess.
    4. fill.
  21. Certain predators mimic a harmless species, allowing them to avoid detection by their prey.
    1. intimate
    2. intimidate
    3. imitate
    4. interpret
  22. Sleeping during class is tantamount to being absent; you might as well not come at all.
    1. equal
    2. encouraged
    3. unlike
    4. preferable
  23. Without a goal in mind, Greg wandered aimlessly through the woods.
    1. purposefully
    2. nervously
    3. quickly
    4. randomly
  24. Surprisingly, the very meticulous writer made many typos on her latest manuscript.
    1. careless
    2. fast
    3. intelligent
    4. thorough
  25. It is imperative that you finish the reports this morning; they are due at the end of the day!
    1. optional
    2. acceptable
    3. crucial
    4. encouraged
  26. Because he got no sleep the night before, the boy was so lethargic that he did not get up from the couch all day.
    1. exhausted
    2. hurt
    3. awake
    4. frightened
  27. The overbearing supervisor would not approve anyone's ideas except his own.
    1. friendly
    2. arrogant
    3. busy
    4. judicious
  28. Do not deviate from the instructions; just one small error will ruin the project!
    1. follow
    2. stray
    3. undervalue
    4. read
  29. Burnett was scared and anxious about meeting new people on her first day at school.
    1. confident
    2. relaxed
    3. nervous
    4. bored
  30. The gopher was a menace on the golf course; it kept ruining the carefully mowed grass.
    1. asset
    2. nuisance
    3. pet
    4. rival
  31. The speaker was so riveting that no one in the audience got up from his or her seat during the presentation.
    1. boring
    2. short
    3. long
    4. fascinating
  32. The notes on the document were incomprehensible; no one could read them.
    1. illegible
    2. numerous
    3. sparse
    4. tiny
  33. The callow intern made many mistakes at his first job.
    1. experienced
    2. inexperienced
    3. friendly
    4. intelligent
  34. Don't bother me with small, trivial details; we have more important things to think about!
    1. essential
    2. specific
    3. petty
    4. general
  35. After being pestered for weeks, the boy's parents finally acceded to his requests and bought him a puppy.
    1. disagreed
    2. agreed
    3. asked
    4. stopped
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