Free ASWB Masters Practice Exam

Ready to see how prepared you are for the official ASWB Masters of Social Work exam? Take our free ASWB Masters practice exam below for 15 challenging questions. Don’t forget to check out our ASWB MSW Exam Prep app available on the iOS App Store and Android Google Play. Good luck!

1. Kevin takes a photograph of his client to advertise for the agency’s fundraiser without telling the client what the photograph would be used for. Which of the following rules is Kevin breaking?
 
 
 
 
2. A functional behavioral assessment may be completed on a student whose behavior has become inconsistent with his normal behavior. Which of the following is not a common element that a behavioral assessment generally analyzes?
 
 
 
 
3. Alison has a client whose landlord is refusing to allow the client to have his service dog in his apartment without paying a pet deposit. Alison calls the landlord and explains that the law states landlords have to accept service animals without a pet deposit. What is Alison doing for her client?
 
 
 
 
4. Which of the following is one of the six core values, according to the NASW?
 
 
 
 
5. A mother and daughter are working on a homework assignment. The girl has five pennies; her mother takes away two pennies, and asks how many pennies are left. The girl answers, “Three.” According to Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, this girl is in which stage of development?
 
 
 
 
6. James begins to review what he learned about himself from his therapy and the accomplishments that he has made. What does this most likely mean?
 
 
 
 
7. Interpersonal therapy is designed to be short-term. What is the maximum number of sessions that most clients attend?
 
 
 
 
8. The biopsychosocial history is used to measure all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
9. Which form of feminist theory argues that gender is a social construct that is used to create power imbalances between men and women?
 
 
 
 
10. What is the technique used by social workers where they repeat back to clients what they said, either to make sure they understand or because they aren’t sure what to say?
 
 
 
 
11. Holly is going to meet a client for the first time. She plans to do a biopsychosocial history on the client in order to learn more about him. Holly asks her client to bring collateral data, such as medical records, pictures of family, and other information to their appointment. Why is collateral data important?
 
 
 
 
12. Which theory breaks down child development into 8 stages, one of which is learning to trust or mistrust?
 
 
 
 
13. Which perspective holds that organizations develop their own mixture of values, presumptions, standards, and practices regarding how things should be done, until it becomes habit?
 
 
 
 
14. Xavier is working on better understanding his individual values so that he is able to function more effectively in his role as a social worker. What is this process called?
 
 
 
 
15. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, what are the most basic type of needs (the ones at the base of the pyramid)?