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ABCs of the ASVAB

Auto and Shop Sample Questions


The Auto & Shop Information subtest of the ASVAB consists of 25 multiple choice questions, which must be answered in 11 minutes. Below are a few sample questions which are very similar to the actual questions you'll see on the ASVAB:

1. A fuel-injected engine does not need:

(A) spark plugs
(B) a fuel pump
(C) a carburetor
(D) an alternator

2. The fuel mixture enters the cylinder by way of the:

(A) valves
(B) spark plugs
(C) water pump
(D) piston

3. Pipe cutters perform a similar function to which of the following tools:

(A) tube cutters
(B) bolt cutters
(C) coping saws
(D) shears

4. The number of teeth per inch on a saw is referred to as:

(A) teeth per inch
(B) rips per inch
(C) points per inch
(D) torque per inch

5. If a car uses too much oil, which of the following parts may be worn?

(A) camshaft
(B) connecting rods
(C) fuel pump
(D) piston rings


1. (C) 2. (A) 3. (A) 4. (C) 5. (D)

For more practice questions, you may wish to pick up a copy of my book, ASVAB for Dummies.

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