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ABCs of the ASVAB

General Science Sample Questions


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The General Science 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. The earth completes one trip around the sun approximately every:

(A) 7 days
(B) 365 days
(C) 30 days
(D) 30 weeks

2. The stratosphere is above the:

(A) exosphere
(B) ozone layer
(C) jet stream
(D) ionosphere

3. The normal adult heart rate is:

(A) 72 beats per minute
(B) 120 beats per minute
(C) 16 beats per minute
(D) 1 beat per minute for every year of age

4. The ovaries produce:

(A) androgen
(B) estrogen
(C) adrenaline
(D) growth hormone

5. Mushrooms belong to which of following kingdoms:

(A) animal
(B) protist
(C) fungi
(D) plant


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

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

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