ASVAB Shop Information Practice Test

Take our free ASVAB Shop Information practice test. This section of the test has 11 questions which must be completed within 6 minutes. The focus is on common hand tools that would be found in a military repair shop. You need to be able to identify various hand tools and you need to know what they are used for. Start your test prep now with our Shop Information ASVAB practice questions.

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Question 1

What type of pliers would you use to make a precise bend to a wire before connecting it to a receptacle?

A
needle-nose pliers
B
tongue-and-groove pliers
C
slip-joint pliers
D
locking pliers
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (A). Needle-nose pliers have very narrow jaw tips that let them squeeze into tight spaces, and they are perfect for jobs where precision is needed. You can use them to zero in on the specific point along the wire that needs to be shaped.
Question 2
Shop1

Which tool is pictured above?

A
open-end wrench
B
box-end wrench
C
combination wrench
D
crescent wrench
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (B). There are two types of wrenches: open-end and box-end. A wrench with closed ends is called a box-end wrench.
Question 3
Torx Screw

What type of screwdriver would you need for this screw?

A
Phillips
B
Hex
C
Torx
D
Slotted
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (C). A Torx screw head is star shaped with 6 rounded lobes.
Question 4

What tool is used to make indentations that serve as marks for drilling operations?

A
Crosscut punch
B
Brass drift
C
Cold chisel
D
Center punch
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (D). Making a small indentation with a center punch allows a drill to stay on target long enough to get a hole started.
Question 5

Which of these saws would be best for cutting through an iron bar?

A
Rip saw
B
Coping saw
C
Hacksaw
D
Miter saw
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (C). Hacksaws are used for cutting metals such as iron, steel, aluminum, and copper.
Question 6
Shop3

The tool shown above serves primarily to

A
Drill holes of one size only
B
Drill a hole and cut space for the screw head at the same time.
C
Cut wooden plugs that can be used to cover screw heads.
D
Bore a hole while containing the sawdust.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (A). The tool pictured is a hole cutter bit, also known as a hole saw. They are non-adjustable, so each one can only drill one size of hole.
Question 7

What type of hammer is best for shaping metal?

A
claw hammer
B
club hammer
C
joiner's mallet
D
ball peen hammer
Question 7 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (D). The ball peen hammer has a regular hammer head on one face and a rounded striking surface on the other face. Common uses are shaping metal, setting rivets, and driving cold chisels.
Question 8

Which of the following is a picture of a rasp?

A
Shop4a
B
Shop4b
C
Shop4c
D
Shop4d
Question 8 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (A). The other tools pictured are a chisel, file, and pin punch. A rasp is essentially a very coarse file with a flat surface to smooth surfaces.
Question 9

What type of tool is used to join metals for electrical connections?

A
Rosin flux
B
Soldering gun
C
Micrometer
D
Hot glue gun
Question 9 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (B). A soldering gun is a tool that is often used for soldering electrical connections.
Question 10

A spindle, sleeve, and thimble are all components of what tool?

A
Pop rivet
B
Stick welder
C
Outside micrometer
D
MIG welding gun
Question 10 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (C). An outside micrometer is used to measure the diameter of cylindrical objects and can also measure the thickness of a flat object. It is comprised of an anvil, spindle, sleeve, thimble, and ratchet.
Question 11

What type of nut uses a cotter pin?

A
wing nut
B
retaining nut
C
lock nut
D
castellated nut
Question 11 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (D). A castellated nut uses a cotter pin to lock it into place, which must pass through a hole in the bolt or stud that the nut is threaded on.
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