ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Practice Test

Welcome to your ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Practice Test

1. 
When two or more mechanical forces balance each other out, this is known as?

2. 
What is the formula for calculating mechanical advantage (MA)?

3. 
A wheelbarrow is an example of what kind of lever?

4. 
In mechanics, vector quantities are quantities that possess both magnitude and what else?

5. 
Six gears are connected in series. If the first gear moves clockwise, how will the fifth gear rotate?

6. 
A ball is thrown with a force of 38N to a distance of 2.8 meters. How much work was created through this action?

7. 
Two balls of equal density, one larger than the other, collide with one another at the same speed from opposite directions. What will happen the larger ball?

8. 
In a double-pulley system, how much force is needed to lift a 20kg weight?

9. 
When 30 pounds of force is applied to 8 square inch of surface, what pressure is exerted?

10. 
A vehicle turns sharply around a corner, creating a sideways force that is applied to the passengers. What is this force known as?

11. 
Two gears are connected; a larger one with 12 teeth to a smaller one with 4 teeth. After the larger gear completes 8 revolutions, how many revolutions will the smaller gear have rotated?

12. 
How much power does a 2 horsepower electric motor provide?

13. 
Find the height of the incline:

mechanical ramp

14. 
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation states that the force of gravitational attraction is dependent upon which two variables?

15. 
When more than two gears are rotating, what can we say about the speed of the smaller gear?

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