Free HESI A2 Practice Test

Ready to see how prepared you are for the official HESI A2 exam? Take our free HESI A2 practice test below for 20 challenging questions. Don’t forget to check out our HESI A2 Exam Prep app available on the iOS App Store and Android Google Play. Good luck!

1. During which mitosis phase do the centromeres divide in two?
2. “…Until we completely understand its connotation, we should focus on the denotation of the word as used in the text.”

Why is the word “denotation” italicized in the sentence above?
3. A ______ is used to predict the possible genotype and phenotype of offspring in sexual reproduction.
4. How many daughter cells are the result of the meiosis process?
5. If you weigh 180 pounds, what would your weight be in kilograms?
6. The endocrine system includes which of the following organs?
7. If a 100-watt light bulb is using a 220-volt power source, what current is being drawn?
8. Which of the following sentences is written using the first-person narrative?
9. The power flickered and the student lost his well-constructed essay.

What is the antecedent of the pronoun his in this sentence?
10. Read the passage, then answer the following question.

The increased usage of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. Studies have shown that mobile communications are linked to a significant increase in distracted driving, resulting in injury and loss of life. In the year 2008, it was reported that driver distraction was the cause of 16 percent of all fatal crashes, leading to the deaths of 5,800 people, and 21 percent of the crashes resulted in an injury, causing 515,000 people to be wounded. The studies also show that nearly 50 percent of teens admit to texting while driving. Distracted driving endangers life and property, and the current levels of injury and loss are unacceptable.

To stem this problem, safety organizations and other government agencies are working to inform and educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving and are seeking to identify and facilitate the development of innovative technologies that could reduce the incidence of distracted driving. Currently there is no national ban on texting or using a wireless phone while driving, but a number of states have passed laws banning texting or wireless phones or requiring hands-free use of wireless phones while driving.

Which of the following best outlines the structure of the passage?
11. Which type of chemical bond has a relatively weak attraction between an anion and a cation?
12. Phospholipids are lipids that contain two fatty acids. To what do the two fatty acids in phospholipids bond?
13. An anodyne medication is the same as a(n) _______ medication.
14. Express 21 as a percentage of 57.
15. Which organelle converts the chemical energy stored in food into compounds that are more convenient for the cell to use?
16. A box is pushed with a constant force of 300 N. The frictional force acting between the box and the surface is 100 N. What is the net force acting on the box?
17. What does y equal if (6 – y) + (1 + 4y) = 43?
18. Which of the following is known as a nerve tissue?
19. Select the term which best fits this definition:

A group of words that has a subject and a predicate.
20. The pinched nerve _______ the patient’s blood flow.

Choose the option that best completes the above sentence.