Kaplan ASVAB Prep 2018-2019 : 4 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online
by Kaplan (COR)







Forewordxv
Welcome to Your ASVAB Studies!xvii
Your Kaplan Resources
xvii
Three Levels of Study
xviii
Getting Started
xviii
Managing Stress
xx
Final Preparations for Test Day
xxi
Good Luck!
xxii
Chapter 1 About the ASVAB1(8)
What Is the ASVAB?
1(1)
What Does the ASVAB Test?
1(1)
What Is the AFQT?
2(1)
Your AFQT Score
3(1)
AFQT Qualifying Scores for Different Branches of the Military
3(1)
ASVAB Logistics
4(2)
Registering for and Taking the ASVAB
4(1)
How to Read Your ASVAB Scores
4(1)
Different Versions of the ASVAB
4(1)
The Paper-and-Pencil Test vs. the CAT
5(1)
Kaplan's ASVAB Strategies
6(3)
CAT-ASVAB Strategies
7(1)
Getting Ready for the ASVAB
7(2)
Chapter 2 ASVAB Diagnostic Test9(60)
About the Diagnostic Test
9(4)
ASVAB Diagnostic Test
13(31)
Part 1: General Science (GS)
13(3)
Part 2: Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
16(3)
Part 3: Word Knowledge (WK)
19(3)
Part 4: Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
22(3)
Part 5: Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
25(3)
Part 6: Electronics Information (El)
28(3)
Part 7: Auto and Shop Information (AS)
31(3)
Part 8: Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
34(4)
Part 9: Assembling Objects (AO)
38(6)
ASVAB Diagnostic Test Answers and Explanations
44(25)
Part 1: General Science Answers and Explanations
44(2)
Part 2: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers and Explanations
46(4)
Part 3: Word Knowledge Answers and Explanations
50(2)
Part 4: Paragraph Comprehension Answers and Explanations
52(2)
Part 5: Mathematics Knowledge Answers and Explanations
54(2)
Part 6: Electronics Information Answers and Explanations
56(2)
Part 7: Auto and Shop Information Answers and Explanations
58(2)
Part 8: Mechanical Comprehension Answers and Explanations
60(2)
Part 9: Assembling Objects Answers and Explanations
62(7)
Chapter 3 Word Knowledge69(30)
Know What to Expect
69(1)
The Kaplan Method for Word Knowledge Questions
70(2)
Decoding Strategies for Guessing a Word's Meaning
72(9)
Breaking Words Apart
72(1)
Prefixes
73(2)
Suffixes
75(2)
Greek and Latin Word Roots
77(1)
Practice with Word Roots
78(1)
Using Positive or Negative Charge
79(1)
Using Real-World Context to Guess at a Word's Meaning
80(1)
Making the Most of Context
81(5)
Eliminating Answer Choices Based on Logic
86(2)
Strategies for Building Your Vocabulary
88(2)
Word Knowledge Practice Set 1
90(2)
Word Knowledge Practice Set 2
92(7)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
94(2)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
96(1)
Review and Reflect
97(2)
Chapter 4 Paragraph Comprehension99(22)
Know What to Expect
99(1)
The Kaplan Method for Paragraph Comprehension Questions
99(2)
Conquering Paragraph Comprehension Questions
101(10)
Global Questions
101(3)
Detail Questions
104(2)
Inference Questions
106(2)
Vocabulary-in-Context Questions
108(3)
Paragraph Comprehension Practice Set 1
111(2)
Paragraph Comprehension Practice Set 2
113(8)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
116(1)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
117(2)
Review and Reflect
119(2)
Chapter 5 Math Strategies for the ASVAB121(14)
Know What to Expect
121(1)
The Kaplan Method for ASVAB Math Questions
122(1)
Strategies for Solving Math Problems
123(10)
Backsolving
124(2)
Picking Numbers
126(4)
Strategic Guessing Using Logic
130(1)
Combination of Approaches
131(2)
Math Strategies for the ASVAB Practice Set
133(2)
Answers and Explanations
134(1)
Review and Reflect
134(1)
Chapter 6 Arithmetic Reasoning135(48)
Know What to Expect
135(1)
Arithmetic Review
136(19)
Arithmetic Definitions
136(1)
Number Properties
137(2)
Absolute Value
139(1)
Factors, Multiples, and Prime Numbers
140(3)
Divisibility
143(1)
Fractions and Decimals
144(3)
Decimal Division
147(2)
Exponents and Radicals
149(5)
Factorials
154(1)
Applied Arithmetic Review
155(16)
The Order of Operations
155(1)
Distributive and Commutative Properties
156(2)
Ratios, Proportions, and Rates
158(5)
Combined Work
163(1)
Percent Problems
164(3)
Statistical Terms
167(1)
Sequences
168(1)
Probability
169(2)
Arithmetic Word Problems
171(3)
Translation
172(1)
Word Problems with Formulas
172(2)
Arithmetic Reasoning Practice Set 1
174(2)
Arithmetic Reasoning Practice Set 2
176(7)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
178(2)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
180(2)
Review and Reflect
182(1)
Chapter 7 Mathematics Knowledge183(42)
Know What to Expect
183(1)
Algebra Review
183(13)
Terms and Expressions
184(3)
Equations with One Variable
187(2)
Equations with Two Variables
189(1)
Systems of Equations
190(3)
Quadratic Equations with Variables
193(1)
Inequalities
194(2)
Geometry Review
196(17)
Lines and Angles
196(3)
Polygons
199(6)
Circles
205(2)
Solid Geometry
207(2)
Combined Figures
209(1)
Coordinate Geometry
209(4)
Mathematics Knowledge Practice Set 1
213(2)
Mathematics Knowledge Practice Set 2
215(10)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
218(3)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
221(3)
Review and Reflect
224(1)
Chapter 8 Conquering the Technical Subtests225(4)
The Kaplan Method for ASVAB Technical Subtest Questions
225(4)
Bringing It All Together
227(1)
Final Thought Before You Dive In
228(1)
Chapter 9 General Science229(70)
Know What to Expect
229(1)
Part I: Life Science
229(24)
Nutrition and Health
229(3)
Human Body Systems and Diseases
232(9)
The Skeleton and Muscles
232(1)
The Respiratory System
233(1)
Blood and the Circulatory System
234(2)
The Digestive and Excretory Systems
236(2)
The Nervous System
238(1)
The Reproductive System
239(1)
Human Pathogens
240(1)
Genetics
241(2)
Cellular Structures and Functions
243(3)
Ecology
246(2)
The Classification of Living Things
248(3)
Life Science Practice Questions
251(2)
Answers and Explanations
252(1)
Part II: Earth And Space Science
253(14)
Geology
253(2)
Structure of Earth
253(1)
Plate Tectonics
254(1)
Types of Rocks
254(1)
Geologic Time Scale
255(1)
Cycles in Earth Science
255(3)
Meteorology
258(3)
Earth's Atmosphere
258(1)
Fronts
259(1)
Clouds
260(1)
Our Solar System
261(4)
The Sun
261(1)
The Planets and Other Phenomena
261(4)
Earth and Space Science Practice Questions
265(2)
Answers and Explanations
266(1)
Part III: Physical Science
267(24)
Measurement
267(3)
Physics
270(11)
Motion
270(2)
Forces and Energy
272(2)
Newton's Laws
274(2)
Energy
276(1)
Sound Waves
276(1)
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
276(1)
Optics
277(2)
Heat
279(1)
Magnetism
280(1)
Chemistry
281(8)
Elements and the Periodic Table
281(4)
Compounds
285(1)
Acids and Bases
285(1)
Physical Change
286(1)
Chemical Change
287(2)
Physical Science Practice Questions
289(2)
Answers and Explanations
290(1)
Part IV: General Science Practice Questions
291(8)
General Science Practice Set 1
291(2)
General Science Practice Set 2
293(6)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
295(2)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
297(1)
Review and Reflect
298(1)
Chapter 10 Electronics Information299(38)
Know What to Expect
299(1)
Electron Flow Theory
299(5)
Current
300(1)
Voltage
301(1)
Resistance
301(1)
Exceptions and Additional Notes
302(2)
Circuits
304(8)
Ohm's Law
305(1)
Series Circuits
306(1)
Parallel Circuits
307(2)
Series-Parallel Circuits
309(1)
Electrical Power
310(1)
Standard Electrical Units and the Metric System
311(1)
Structure of Electrical and Electronic Systems
312(12)
AC vs. DC
312(1)
Ground
313(1)
Important Electric and Electronic Components
313(5)
Semiconductors
318(1)
Diodes
318(1)
Transistors
319(5)
Electricity and Magnetism
324(3)
Inductors
324(1)
Transformers
325(1)
Basic Electrical Motors and Generators
325(2)
Electronics Information Practice Set 1
327(2)
Electronics Information Practice Set 2
329(8)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
332(2)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
334(2)
Review and Reflect
336(1)
Chapter 11 Automotive Information337(36)
Know What to Expect
337(1)
What's in This Chapter
337(1)
Engine Systems
338(11)
Basic Engine Theory
338(6)
Cooling System
344(3)
Lubrication System
347(2)
Combustion Systems
349(7)
Fuel System
350(1)
Ignition System
351(2)
Exhaust Systems
353(3)
Electrical and Control Systems
356(3)
Electrical System
356(1)
Computer System
357(2)
Chassis Systems
359(8)
Drivetrain System
359(3)
Suspension and Steering System
362(2)
Brake Systems
364(3)
Automotive Information Practice Set 1
367(2)
Automotive Information Practice Set 2
369(4)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
370(1)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
371(1)
Review and Reflect
372(1)
Chapter 12 Shop Information373(38)
Know What to Expect
373(1)
Measuring Tools
373(5)
Tape Measures and Steel Rules
373(1)
Micrometers
374(1)
Calipers
375(1)
Spirit Levels
376(1)
Steel Squares
377(1)
Striking Toots
378(4)
Hammers
378(2)
Nails
380(1)
Rivets
380(1)
Chisels, Punches, and Drifts
381(1)
Turning Tools
382(7)
Screwdrivers
383(1)
Wrenches
383(1)
Sockets
384(2)
Nuts and Bolts
386(3)
Fastening Tools
389(4)
Ring Fasteners
389(1)
Soldering Tools
390(1)
Welding Tools
391(2)
Gripping Tools
393(4)
Pliers
393(3)
Clamps
396(1)
Vises
396(1)
Cutting Tools
397(5)
Manual (Hand) Saws
397(2)
Powered Saws
399(1)
Drilling and Boring Tools
400(2)
Finishing Tools
402(3)
Planes
402(1)
Wood Chisels
403(1)
Files and Rasps
403(2)
Shop Information Practice Set 1
405(2)
Shop Information Practice Set 2
407(4)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
409(1)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
410(1)
Review and Reflect
410(1)
Chapter 13 Mechanical Comprehension411(36)
Know What to Expect
411(1)
A Review of the Physics of Mechanical Devices
411(3)
Mass and Force
412(1)
Newton's Laws of Motion
412(2)
Common Types of Forces
414(6)
Gravity and Weight
414(1)
Friction
415(3)
Tension
418(2)
Hydraulic Pressure
420(4)
Torque
421(3)
Energy, Work, and Power
424(7)
Energy
424(4)
Work
428(2)
Power
430(1)
Simple Machines
431(7)
Inclined Plane
431(1)
Wedge
432(1)
Levers
432(2)
Pulleys
434(1)
Block and Tackle
435(1)
Wheel and Axle
436(1)
Gears and Gear Ratios
436(2)
Mechanical Comprehension Practice Set 1
438(2)
Mechanical Comprehension Practice Set 2
440(7)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
443(2)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
445(1)
Review and Reflect
446(1)
Chapter 14 Assembling Objects447(26)
Know What to Expect
447(1)
Jigsaw Puzzle-Type Problems
448(3)
Connector-Type Problems
451(4)
Assembling Objects Practice Set 1
455(3)
Assembling Objects Practice Set 2
458(15)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 1
461(6)
Answers and Explanations, Practice Set 2
467(5)
Review and Reflect
472(1)
Chapter 15 ASVAB Practice Tests473(106)
ASVAB Practice Test A
477(27)
Part 1: General Science (GS)
477(2)
Part 2: Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
479(3)
Part 3: Word Knowledge (WK)
482(3)
Part 4: Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
485(3)
Part 5: Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
488(3)
Part 6: Electronics Information (El)
491(2)
Part 7: Automotive and Shop Information (AS)
493(3)
Part 8: Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
496(3)
Part 9: Assembling Objects (AO)
499(5)
ASVAB Practice Test A Answers and Explanations
504(23)
Part 1: General Science Answers and Explanations
504(2)
Part 2: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers and Explanations
506(3)
Part 3: Word Knowledge Answers and Explanations
509(2)
Part 4: Paragraph Comprehension Answers and Explanations
511(2)
Part 5: Mathematics Knowledge Answers and Explanations
513(2)
Part 6: Electronics Information Answers and Explanations
515(1)
Part 7: Auto and Shop Information Answers and Explanations
516(2)
Part 8: Mechanical Comprehension Answers and Explanations
518(2)
Part 9: Assembling Objects Answers and Explanations
520(7)
ASVAB Practice Test B
527(28)
Part 1: General Science (GS)
527(2)
Part 2: Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
529(3)
Part 3: Word Knowledge (WK)
532(3)
Part 4: Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
535(3)
Part 5: Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
538(3)
Part 6: Electronics Information (El)
541(2)
Part 7: Automotive and Shop Information (AS)
543(3)
Part 8: Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
546(3)
Part 9: Assembling Objects (AO)
549(6)
ASVAB Practice Test B Answers and Explanations
555(24)
Part 1: General Science Answers and Explanations
555(2)
Part 2: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers and Explanations
557(3)
Part 3: Word Knowledge Answers and Explanations
560(3)
Part 4: Paragraph Comprehension Answers and Explanations
563(2)
Part 5: Mathematics Knowledge Answers and Explanations
565(3)
Part 6: Electronics Information Answers and Explanations
568(2)
Part 7: Automotive and Shop Information Answers and Explanations
570(2)
Part 8: Mechanical Comprehension Answers and Explanations
572(2)
Part 9: Assembling Objects Answers and Explanations
574(5)
Appendix: Word Parts579(32)
Part I: Prefixes
580(8)
Part II: Suffixes
588(5)
Part III: Word Roots
593(18)
Index611


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