AFQT Paragraph Comprehension Test

This is a timed quiz. You will be given 60 seconds per question. Are you ready?


The word terrain in the passage most nearly means

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The correct answer is (C). According to the passage, the experience is appropriate for hikers which means the ground is the most obvious choice. There is nothing in the passage to indicate that the hikers would be climbing rocks (A). In addition, a person does not hike on trees (B) or lakes (D). The term terrain refers to the surface of the Earth or the ground.

According to the passage, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT:

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The correct choice is (C). In an "all are true EXCEPT" question, focus on eliminating any choices that are true first. You can eliminate choice (A) because it is true according to the first sentence. The second sentence says that choice (B) is true, so you can eliminate it too. The passage never mentions whether children or adults used hoops, so (C) is not true based on the information in the passage. This must mean that (C) is the correct answer.

The three most impactful threats to the Great Barrier Reef are

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The correct answer is choice (D). You are looking for the “most impactful”, mentioned in the passage as “primary”, threats to the Great Barrier Reef. This is a detail question so you can scan the paragraph to find the correct answer. You know it is most likely a detail question because it does not ask you to state the “main idea”, “best describe” or “infer”.

According to the passage, which one of the following statements is most accurate?

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The correct answer is (A). The third sentence in the passage states that when the heart relaxes, the blood in the arteries is at its lowest pressure.

According to the passage, conversations are a valuable part of learning a new language because

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The correct answer is choice (C). The final sentence in the paragraph is where to look to find the correct answer to this question. The only other option that could potentially be correct is option (D), but the reason choice (D) is not the best answer is because the statement “children learn more quickly than adults” is a broad statement that is not a specific result of a child conversing with a person that speaks a foreign language.

The last resort for curing insomnia is

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The correct answer is choice (C). Based on the passage, it is clear that in the author’s eyes, prescription medication is the last option a person should try to alleviate insomnia. Of the answer choices, only (C) is appropriate based on the information revealed in the passage. Answer options (A) and (C) and stated in the paragraph as cures for insomnia, but they are not the last resort.

The paragraph best supports the statement that:

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The correct answer is (A). Since the first in applying for a job is often the application letter, the inability to write effective letters can decrease the person’s job prospects. The other answer options are not stated or cannot be surmised based on the paragraph.

After the strawberries, lemon juice, and pectin begin to boil, you should

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The correct answer is (B). This is a "correct sequence" question, so the first thing you need to do is to locate the step that describes the strawberries, lemon juice, and pectin boiling. This happens in the fourth sentence. Cook on medium heat until the mixture begins to boil. Add the sugar and stir until all the sugar is dissolved, choice (B).

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