Try another of our free ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension practice tests. There are 11 questions that must be answered within 22 minutes. This test measures your reading comprehension skills and your ability to make inferences. Make sure you read the paragraphs slowly and carefully. We recommend that you read the paragraph, then read the question, and then read the paragraph a second time.
What would be the best title for this passage?
“Plant and Animal Cells: What’s the Difference?”
“What Do Cells Do?”
“Why Plant Cells Are More Efficient”
“The Importance of Cell Walls”
The writer believes Queen Elizabeth I did not marry because
she was preoccupied with the English Renaissance.
she did not fall in love.
she did not want to diminish her power.
there were no suitable matches.
In the passage, Jerry
has to deliver a speech to thousands of people.
tries to do something he hasn’t done in a long time.
thought speaking would be hard, but it was actually easy.
thought speaking would be easy, but it was actually hard.
Which of the following statements is NOT supported by the passage?
Ocean pollution has many harmful effects on the ecosystem.
People throwing trash in the ocean is the biggest problem for sea creatures.
Corporations and people both deserve blame for pollution.
Chemicals as well as trash are disrupting marine life.
The main idea of this passage is that
people are no longer buying anything new.
CDs are being replaced by vinyl records.
kids don’t appreciate past generations like they should.
young people like styles and products that were popular years ago.
The passage implies which of the following about scorbutic sailors?
Fresh food could cure them of the disease.
They would be prone to genetic mutation.
They could be easily overwhelmed.
They were more likely to commit suicide.
Which of the following is implied by the passage?
Regular exercise will counteract the negative effects of being sedentary.
Physical activity alone may not be enough to reduce the risk of disease.
Sitting still causes some types of heart disease and cancer.
Watching television while on a treadmill is considered sedentary time.
The purpose of this passage is
to persuade people to drive more carefully.
to convince people that all accidents happen on purpose.
to inform people of a possible danger.
to tell a story.
The author feels that
people with mental illness are often treated unfairly.
science education in America is lacking.
he or she may have a mental illness.
depression or anxiety can be cured.
The narrator of this passage is
According to the passage, Romanticism
was a religious movement.
emphasized imagination and emotion.
focused on education.
was relatively unimportant.