Barron's ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

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Barron's Educational Series, 2009 - Study Aids - 521 pages
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This helpful book reviews all nine subtests of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which is used to determine potential recruits' qualifications for military service and specialties. It is also useful in helping high school students determine their vocational interests and aptitudes. This up-to-date and thoroughly researched test prep manual reviews the critical areas for test takers: word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, general science, electronics, basic mechanics, and shop and automotive information. It also offers tips and techniques for doing well on the "assembling objects" subtest. Extensively revised and updated by an experienced military officer, this information-filled book presents four practice exams with all questions answered and explained. The book's final section offers guidelines for analyzing a recruit's test scores and relates the scores to possible military occupational fields.
 

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Contents

All About the ASVAB
3
TestTaking Techniques
11
Tips and Techniques for Answering MultipleChoice Questions
14
On the Day of the Test
16
Paper vs ComputerAssisted Test
18
IDENTIFY AREAS TO IMPROVE
21
Diagnostic Test
25
Arithmetic Reasoning
28
Engine Ignition
280
Controlling Engine Emissions
285
Axles and Wheels
287
The Braking System
288
Shafts and Universal Joints
289
The Drive System
290
Manual Transmission
292
Planetary Gears
294

Word Knowledge
32
Paragraph Comprehension
35
Mathematics Knowledge
39
Electronics Information
42
Automotive Objects Shop Information
45
Mechanical Comprehension
48
Assembling Objects
52
Answers and Answers Explained
57
IMPROVE YOUR RESULTS
73
General Science Review
75
Life Science
76
Earth Science
87
Chemistry
92
Physics
105
Mathematics Review
117
Fractions
120
Decimals
124
Percentages
126
Square Roots
128
Algebra
129
Geometry
136
Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension Review
147
Study the Parts of a Word
150
A Basic 1200 +Word Vocabulary
158
Paragraph Comprehension
185
Electronics Information Review
191
Electric Energy
193
Conductors
195
Insulators
196
Resistance
198
Conductance
200
Ohms Law
201
Circuits
203
Inductance
207
Alternating Current
208
Transformers
211
Inductive Reactance
213
Capacitors
214
Capacitive Reactance
219
Changing Alternating Current to Direct Current
222
Power Supply Rectifiers
226
Filters
229
Semiconductors II
233
The SiliconControlled Rectifier
236
Transistors
238
Integrated Circuits
241
Batteries
242
Electric Motors
247
Electric Meters
250
Solder and Soldering
253
AmplitudeModulated Recievers
256
FREQUENCYMODULATED RECEIVERS
258
FM Stereo
261
Other FM Users
262
Digital Radio
263
Television
264
Color Television
268
HighDefinition Television
275
Automotive Information Review
276
Automatic Transmissions
295
FrontWheel Drive
297
The Rear Axle RearWheel Drive
298
FourWheel and SixWheel Drive
299
Shop Information Review
300
Materials
315
Design and Layout
323
Mechanical Comprehension Review
325
Kinds of Force
326
Action and Reaction
330
Balanced Forces
331
Components of a Force
332
The Pulley Principle
333
The Work Principle
334
Levers
336
Hydraulic Jack
337
Loading Ramp
338
Machines That Spin
339
Power
340
Assembling Objects
341
Jigsaw PuzzlePiece Assembly Problems
342
LineConnector Assembly Problems
343
TEST YOURSELF
345
Practice Exam One
349
Arithmetic Reasoning
353
Word Knowledge
357
Paragraph Comprehension
360
Mathematics Knowledge
364
Electronic Information
367
Automotive Shop Information
370
Mechanical Comprehension
374
Practice Exam One
375
Assembling Objects
380
Answers and Answers Explained
386
Practice Exam Two
405
Arithmetic Reasoning
408
Word Knowledge
412
Paragraph Comprehension
415
Mathematics Knowledge
419
Electronics Information
422
Automotive Shop Information
424
Mechanical Comprehension
427
Assembling Objects
432
Answers Answers Explained
438
Practice Exam Three
457
Arithmetic Reasoning
461
Word Knowledge
466
Paragraph Comprehension
470
Mathematics Knowledge
476
Electronics Information
479
Automotive Shop Information
482
Mechanical Comprehension
485
Assembling Objects
489
Answers Answers Explained
495
Analyzing Your Test Scores and Job Opportunities
511
Study Guide
512
Military Occupations
515
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