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Free Wonderlic Questions and Answers

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Wonderlic Sample Questions and Answers

Below you will find several examples of questions you are likely to encounter when taking the Wonderlic test. Try them out to see what you need to focus your preparation efforts on.


General Knowledge/Following Instructions

The sixth month of the year is:

  1. August
  2. September
  3. January
  4. June

The correct answer is D.

The sixth month of the year is June.


SCRUPULOUS is the opposite of:

  1. Rigorous
  2. Punctual
  3. Negligent
  4. Meticulous

The correct answer is C.

Scrupulous is a word used to describe someone who is punctual and precise, while negligent is a word used to describe someone who is careless.


Does DIY mean "do it yourself"?

  1. Yes
  2. No

The correct answer is A.

DIY is the acronym for “do it yourself.”

Word Comparison


The meanings of these words are

  1. Similar
  2. Contradictory
  3. Neither similar nor contradictory

The correct answer is A.

To antecede and to precede both mean to be earlier than something.

Checking and Speed

How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates?

Truman. H.W. Trumen, H.W.
Salif, O.L. Salif, O.J.
Grinberg, A.L. Grinberg, A.L.
Havanos, B.G. Havanos, B.G.
Lichtenstein, D.W. Lichtunstein, D.W.


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

The correct answer is B.

Grinberg, A.L. and Havanos, B.G. are the two pairs that are exact duplicates.

Disarranged Sentences

Arrange the following words so that they make a complete sentence. Is the rearranged sentence true or false?


  1. True
  2. False

The correct answer is B.

The sentence is: Summer and winter are not seasons, which is false.

Deductive Reasoning


  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Uncertain

The correct answer is C. According to the first statement, you know that black-haired people are kind but that kind people do not necessarily have black hair. Therefore, you cannot know for sure if the third statement is correct.

Math Word Problems

Math Word Problem Question 1:

Five cookies cost £0.30. How much will 30 cookies cost?

  1. £1.50
  2. £1.80
  3. £2.80
  4. £5.00
  5. £30.00
  6. None of the above

The correct answer is B.

Because 30 is 6 times more than 5, you must multiply the cost by 6: 0.3*6=1.80.

Math Word Problem Question 2:

A train travels 100 feet every two seconds. How far will it travel in 36 seconds?

  1. 1670 ft
  2. 1836 ft
  3. 200 ft
  4. 286 ft
  5. 1480 ft
  6. None of the above

The correct answer is F.

Because 36 seconds is 18 times more than two seconds, you must multiply the distance travelled by 18: 100*18=1800. This number does not appear in the answers.

Math Word Problem Question 3:

Ariel, Alex, and Dana form a business agreement in which Ariel receives 20% of profits, Alex receives 70% of profits, and Dana receives the remaining 10%. The total profits for the month of June were £6,600. How much more would Dana receive if the profits were divided equally?

  1. £1,540
  2. £1,820
  3. £1,900
  4. £2,180
  5. £2,200
  6. None of the above

The correct answer is A.

In the current agreement, Dana receives 10% of £6600, which is £6600*10/100=£660. If the profits were divided equally between the three partners she would have received a third, which is £6600*1/3=£2200. Therefore, she would have made £2200 - £660 = £1540 more in the second case.

Number Series

What is the next number in the series?

24 28 32 36 40 44 __

  1. 40
  2. 48
  3. 24
  4. 88
  5. 42
  6. None of the above

The correct answer is B.

You can see that numbers in the series constantly grow by 4. Therefore, the next number is 44+4=48.


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Wonderlic Tips

The video below is one of our Wonderlic tips videos. Get more Wonderlic videos on our YouTube channel. Want even more tips to ace the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability/SLE Test? Get a comprehensive study guide in the complete Wonderlic preparation pack.


  • Practise, practise, practise. The Wonderlic test, like many other pre-employment tests, should never be taken lightly. By practising, you will be able to familiarise yourself with the various question types and solving strategies to answer as many questions in the time allotted. The more questions that you answer correctly, the better your chances will be to land the job you want.
  • Time Management. The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability assessments are administered under strict time constraints. The best way to ensure that you answer each question quickly and accurately will be to practise beforehand.
  • Relax – you’ve got this. If you have practised prior to taking your Wonderlic test, you can pass your test with confidence.

What's Considered a Good Wonderlic Score?

The highest possible score that you can achieve on the Wonderlic test is 50 out of 50. A score of 10 denotes basic literacy and a score of 20 is considered average. To really stand out when taking the Wonderlic test, it is best to score higher than average.

What is the Wonderlic Test?

The Wonderlic Test is used as an entrance exam to assess student readiness, as well as for admissions and placement purposes. The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE), Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test, and Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (BST) are most often used for admission and placement purposes. The purpose of these tests is to determine your ability to learn, adapt, solve problems and understand instructions. There are many types of questions you will encounter when taking a Wonderlic test. These include:

  • Your basic everyday knowledge of mathematics, vocabulary, and grammar skills
  • More advanced questions used to assess your serial thinking, logical thinking, and abstract thinking through constantly changing question formats—analogies, finding similarities, error detecting, number series, sentence structuring, idiom proficiency, complex mathematical word problems, and many more.

See below for more information regarding the two most commonly used Wonderlic tests:

Wonderlic Personnel Test-QuickTest (WPT-Q)

The Wonderlic Personnel Test-Quicktest (WPT-Q), previously known as the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Pretest, is a short version of the WPT. This test consists of 30 questions to be answered in 8 minutes. It is often administered online and is not proctored.

Wonderlic Personnel Test-Revised (WPT-R)

Also known as the Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test, this is the most popular Wonderlic test. It is used in job selection and as part of the admission process for university programmes. This test has 50 questions and must be completed within 12 minutes. This gives you roughly 14 seconds to answer each question. To pass, you will need to demonstrate strong analytic skills, quick response times, and good decision-making skills while under strict time constraints. This version of the test will be supervised.


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