ASVAB Questions For Word Knowledge Test

Most of the ASVAB questions in the Word Knowledge chapter contain direct synonyms. You are given a word and must choose from a list of four which word has the closest equivalent meaning to that word. You can click on this link to prepare for the ASVAB word knowledge test.

There are a total of 35 ASVAB questions in the Word Knowledge subtest with a time limit of 11 minutes. The time limit is very short as prompt responses to inquiries are expected.

Examples of this type of question are as follows:

Example 1:

The narrowest reading means:

A. Negotiable

B. Read

C. Confusing

D. Legal

In this sample item, the correct answer is (B). Under a given reading opportunity, it is closest to readability.

In addition to direct synonym ASVAB questions, another popular structure is the use of contextual evidence. In this type of ASVAB question, the word is usually in the context of a sentence. If you find the word unusual or difficult, you can use another word in the sentence as a hint. Below are sample ASVAB questions in the Knowledge Word section, including contextual clues.

When learning and improving your vocabulary, it is important to take a personalized approach so that your strategy fits your learning style. Flashcards and dictionary cards are some of the most commonly used methods. 

You can also use mnemonics and teaching aids. If you're having trouble making certain choices, you can use process elimination. You can delete the options that most likely don't match the correct answer to the question, and then choose from the other options that have the closest meaning.