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Paragraph Comprehension

The articles in this section of the Blog are dedicated to the¬†Paragraph Comprehension¬†category found on the ASVAB exam.¬†Concepts include identifying stated and reworded facts, determining a sequence of events, drawing conclusions, identifying main ideas, determining the author’s purpose and tone and identifying style and technique.


ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Sample

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ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Sample Questions   Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest area of North American. The Yukon Territory borders Alaska on the east and British Columbia and the Arctic Ocean borders it to the north. The Pacific Ocean borders Alaska to the south and west and Russia is just across the Bering Strait. Alaska has been occupied by indigenous peoples for thousands of years but only occupied by westerners for about 150 years. In March of 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for the amount of 7.2 million dollars. Many wanted to explore Alaska for... Continue reading

A great paragraph comprehension question

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A great ASVAB paragraph comprehension question Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. Which of the following bests describes the above paragraph's content?               a) WHO IS THOMAS... Continue reading