Auto and Shop Information for ASVAB Power Practice Problems

Updated on Aug 12, 2011

These auto and shop information 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. A typical car battery uses how many volts?
    1. 24
    2. 110
    3. 12
    4. 220
  2. The following are all components of an automobile's engine cooling system EXCEPT the
    1. distributor.
    2. water pump.
    3. thermostat.
    4. pressure cap.
  3. In the tire rating "P195/70R14," the "R" stands for
    1. round.
    2. radial.
    3. rim.
    4. rear.
  4. What would happen if an automobile thermostat were stuck in the closed position?
    1. The vehicle would run out of gas.
    2. The engine could overheat.
    3. The vehicle heating system would not work.
    4. The RPM limiter would not engage.
  5. Why is the sheet metal used to make fuel tanks covered with a lead-tin alloy?
    1. to prevent excessive sloshing of fuel
    2. to prevent static electricity buildup
    3. to prevent rusting
    4. to lessen vibration
  6. The two general classes of lubricant are called
    1. flammable and inflammable.
    2. liquids and solids.
    3. oils and greases.
    4. natural and artificial.
  7. A class c fire should be extinguished using
    1. water.
    2. carbon dioxide.
    3. all of the above.
    4. none of the above.
  8. The automobile engine exhaust gas most lethal if breathed in is
    1. nitrous oxide.
    2. thermocarbons.
    3. dihydrogen monoxide.
    4. carbon monoxide.
  9. When referring to an automobile, the term camber refers to
    1. the deflection of the headlights between high and low beam usage.
    2. the compression stroke of the cylinders.
    3. the drift of the vehicle when driving at speeds above 25 mile per hour.
    4. the outward or inward tilt of a wheel from its centerline.
  10. What piece of equipment would you use to determine engine cylinder compression pressure?
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  11. The term stoichiometric refers to
    1. the ideal oil viscosity for an internal combustion engine.
    2. the ideal air-fuel mixture for an internal combustion engine.
    3. a method of measurement used by European car manufacturers.
    4. the ideal internal engine temperature for optimal operation.
  12. Which of the following is a device used to reduce the toxicity of engine emissions?
    1. turbocharger
    2. fuel injector
    3. carburetor chamber
    4. catalytic converter
  13. Oxyacetylene is a mixture of gases that is used in
    1. lighter-than-air craft.
    2. deep sea diving.
    3. welding.
    4. natural gas powered vehicles.
  14. A saw blade that makes wide, grooved cuts so one piece of wood can fit into the groove of another is a
    1. rabbet.
    2. kerf.
    3. rip blade.
    4. dado blade.
  15. Which power saw has a blade consisting of a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge, and is used primarily for woodworking and metalworking?
    1. the jigsaw
    2. the circular saw
    3. the band saw
    4. the handsaw
  16. The best tool to use if you want to make a baseball bat would be a
    1. mallet and chisel.
    2. hand saw.
    3. coping saw.
    4. lathe.
  17. A plumb line is used
    1. as a vertical reference line.
    2. to fully charge an electric engine.
    3. to align horizontal pieces of wood.
    4. to transfer fuel from one tank to another.
  18. Pitch, with regard to roofing, pertains to a roof 's
    1. length.
    2. height.
    3. slope.
    4. width.
  19. Cement, sand, gravel, and water are the primary ingredients that make up
    1. caulking.
    2. mortar.
    3. concrete.
    4. cement.
  20. To remove thin strips of wood from a larger piece of wood, one would use a
    1. coping saw.
    2. plane.
    3. palm sander.
    4. mallet and chisel.
  21. The following selections are all screw drive heads EXCEPT the
    1. plow bolt.
    2. Phillips.
    3. triple square.
    4. Robertson.
  22. Which of the following would be the best tool to make a curved cut in a sheet of plywood?
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  23. A length of rope 4 feet 4 inches long was divided into four equal parts. How long was each part?
    1. 8 inches
    2. 13 inches
    3. 16 inches
    4. 22 inches
  24. To cut threads in metal, plastics, or similar hard material, you would use
    1. a threaded chamfer.
    2. an auger bit.
    3. tube cutters.
    4. a tap and die.
  25. A builder has 27 cubic feet of concrete to pave a sidewalk whose length is 6 times its width. The concrete must be poured 6 inches deep. How long is the sidewalk?
    1. 9 feet
    2. 12 feet
    3. 15 feet
    4. 18 feet
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