ASVAB Shop Information Practice Test
What type of hammer is best for shaping metal?
The ball peen hammer has a regular hammer head on one face and a rounded striking surface on the other face. Common uses are shaping metal, setting rivets, and driving cold chisels.
You need to make a cut straight across a small cable. Which type of plier best fits your needs?
A diagonal plier employs jaws whose cutting edges join at a diagonal angle. Unlike scissors, they make a cut by "wedging" the material apart.
Which of these saws would be best for cutting through an iron bar?
Hacksaws are used for cutting metals such as iron, steel, aluminum, and copper.
This type of nut is easiest to tighten without tools
A wing nut has "wings" on each side for hand-tightening ease.
A spindle, sleeve, and thimble are all components of what tool?
An outside micrometer is used to measure the diameter of cylindrical objects and can also measure the thickness of a flat object. It is comprised of an anvil, spindle, sleeve, thimble, and ratchet
What type of nut uses a cotter pin?
A castellated nut uses a cotter pin to lock it into place, which must pass through a hole in the bolt or stud that the nut is threaded on.
A wrench is used to apply what to a fastener?
Wrenches use leverage to apply torque, or twisting force, to a fastener.
The tool shown above serves primarily to
The tool pictured is a hole cutter bit, also known as a hole saw. They are non-adjustable, so each one can only drill one size of hole.
Where is oil held when it isn't lubricating the system?
The oil pan is where oil drains to; it is the reservoir. When the car is running, the oil pump draws oil out of the pan into the oil galleries.
The air-fuel mixture is determined by your car's
While cars used to use carburetors to ensure that the air-fuel mixture was correct in its ratio, modern vehicles use an ECM (electronic control modules) to determine the optimum air-fuel mixture.
Brake systems are hydraulically operated, meaning that they are operated by
A car's braking system is controlled by the movement of pressurized liquids.
What tool is used to make indentations that serve as marks for drilling operations?
Making a small indentation with a center punch allows a drill to stay on target long enough to get a hole started.
What type of screwdriver would you need for this screw?
A Torx screw head is star shaped with 6 rounded lobes.
Making large (wider than 1/2") holes in wood is called
Generally, making large (bigger than 1/2" diameter) holes is done through a process called boring. This can be done using holesaws, rather than drill bits.
What type of pliers would you use to make a precise bend to a wire before connecting it to a receptacle?
Needle-nose pliers have very narrow jaw tips that let them squeeze into tight spaces, and they are perfect for jobs where precision is needed. You can use them to zero in on the specific point along the wire that needs to be shaped.
Which tool is pictured above?
There are two types of wrenches: open-end and box-end. A wrench with closed ends is called a box-end wrench.
Which of the following is a picture of a rasp?
The other tools pictured are a chisel, file, and pin punch. A rasp is essentially a very coarse file with a flat surface to smooth surfaces.
What type of tool is used to join metals for electrical connections?
A soldering gun is a tool that is often used for soldering electrical connections.