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Paragraph Comprehension

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The ASVAB paragraph comprehension section tests your reading ability and interprets the information contained within a passage. In this section, you will read a paragraph and be asked for the author’s purpose, or what is the meaning of a specific word in the passage, based on the case of the sentence where it is included.

To help you get to familiarize yourself with the test format of the exam, our Paragraph Comprehension questions are crafted with the same length-and-style passages as those on the actual ASVAB test. You will be asked 11 questions in 22 minutes on the CAT-ASVAB test, while the paper-and-pencil version features 15 questions in 13 minutes.

Your score on this section is calculated to your AFQT score, which determines if you are qualified for military service. So you should pay more effort into this test to get a ticket to your desire job.

Here are some samples of ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension questions that could be on the test:

Paragraph: Geologists in Rome have a new venture. Underneath the city's streets and architecture lies a system of quarries and tunnels. It is believed that these passages were formed in the early days of the ancient city. The main concern for geologists is that the city may sink into the below-ground areas. These professionals hope their studies of the tunnels will help prevent that occurrence.

You may be asked:

  • What is the best title for this passage?
  • What is the main idea of this paragraph?

Four multiple-choices are available and you have to choose the best answer.

To evaluate your strength and weakness in this kind of question, take our free ASVAB paragraph comprehension practice test. Our free ASVAB practice tests for other areas are also available for you.

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