ASVAB Automotive Information Components Practice Test 578472

Question 1 of 5

Cylinders act as a guide for the pistons that translate the heat energy of combustion into the mechanical energy necessary to move a vehicle. Piston rings seal the piston to the cylinder to contain combustion gases and also regulate the oil distribution between the piston and cylinder wall. A cylinder head closes in the top of the cylinder forming the combustion chamber which is sealed by a head gasket (head). The head provides space for air and fuel intake valves, exhaust valves, and mounts for spark plugs and fuel injectors.

What is the function of the head gasket?

to seal the engine block from the cylinders

to seal the brake assembly from external contaminants

to seal the exhaust system from the drive train

to connect the transmission to the drive train