Free Wonderlic Practice Test - 50 Questions, 12 Minutes
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This is a free Wonderlic sample test that mimics a real 50 question, 12-minute Wonderlic.
Who is this for?
We wrote this test to help anyone taking either the:
- WPT-R (50 questions, 12 minutes) for a job interview or the SLE to get into college.
- Wonderlic SLE (50 questions, 12 minutes) to get into college.
If you fall into either of those buckets, then this test will give you a very realistic idea of what your exam will look like.
We include the answers after the exam with links to answer explanations.
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Time yourself and don't use a calculator
To get a real sense of how you would do on the real exam, make sure you set a timer for 12 minutes. The real challenge when it comes to taking the Wonderlic for either a job interview or to get into college is that you only have 12 minutes to finish the exam.
Also, calculators will not be permitted on the actual test, so we encourage you not to use one while practicing. However, you can use a paper and pencil.
When you are ready, set your timer for 12 minutes and begin your free Wonderlic practice test below! Please share your results or any questions in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Also, please share with your friends on social media!
Free Wonderlic Practice Test - Questions
1. The words ADOPT and ADAPT have __?__ meanings.
A. similar
B. contradictory
C. unrelated
2. Which of the following is the earliest date?
Jul. 12, 2146 | Jun. 21, 2146 | Jun. 13, 2164 | Jun. 15, 2146 | Feb. 28, 2164 |
A | B | C | D | E |
3. In 28 days, a person saved $42. What was this person's average daily savings?
A. $0.42
B. $1.28
C. $0.82
D. $1.75
E. $1.50
4. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Bryan skates faster than Bill.
John skates faster than Bill and Brody.
John skates faster than Bryan.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
5. What is the next number in the series?
122 109 96 83 70 __?__
A. 50
B. 53
C. 57
D. 60
E. 61
6. Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
A. If you play with fire, you’ll get burned.
B. The chickens come home to roost.
C. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
D. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
E. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
7. Four individuals invest in real estate together and agree to split the profits equally. N invests $12,000, X invests $6,000, Y invests $25,000 and Z invests $7,000. If the profits for the first year were $120,000, Y receives __?__ less than if the profits were divided in proportion to how much they invested.
A. $60,000
B. $50,000
C. $25,000
D. $30,000
E. $20,000
8. Rearrange all of the words in bold below to make the best sentence. Choose the last letter of the last word as your answer.
four usually Leap occurs years every year
A. Leap
B. r
C. years
D. y
E. s
F. year
9. PHOTOGRAPH is to BLURRY as KNIFE is to ___?___.
A. SHARP
B. PAIN
C. CUT
D. DULL
E. STEEL
10. In a 3-year period, the revenues of A Corp. (in millions) were 42, 27, and 19; and for B Corp. (in millions): 27, 42 and 16. Which graph below best contrasts the number of acquisitions each company made over this period?
11. Which in the following group of numbers is smallest?
8 | .6 | 5 | .33 | 13 |
A | B | C | D | E |
12. A clock lost 2 minutes and 36 seconds in 78 days. How many seconds did it lose per day?
A. 1/2
B. 30
C. 2
D. 1/30
E. 3
13. The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have __?__ meanings.
A. similar
B. contradictory
C. unrelated
14. One word below appears in bold. What is the OPPOSITE of that word?
Instructors who give ambiguous lectures are often considered to be excellent and experience the most success in delivering student achievement.
A. opaque
B. interesting
C. ambivalent
D. strong
E. clear
15. A number in the series below has been omitted. What is the missing number?
1/288 __?__ 1/72 1/36 1/18 1/9
A. 1/124
B. 1/206
C. 1/194
D. 1/144
E. None of these
16. __?__ is to FIRE as SETTLE is to ARGUMENT.
A. WATER
B. FUEL
C. FAN
D. FIGHT
E. EXTINGUISH
17. The cost of 150 feet of wire is $19.20. How much would 45 feet cost?
A. $5.76
B. $9.80
C. $7.24
D. $6.16
E. None of these
18. Replace the ? in the boxed series below.
19. Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
A. downplay
B. determine
C. devalue
D. diminish
E. derive
20. Which of the following in the group of numbers is smallest?
7 |
.8 |
14 |
.75 |
4 |
A |
B |
C |
D |
E |
21. A high-speed train travels 25 feet in 1/3 second. In 4 seconds, the train will have traveled __?__ feet.
A. 210
B. 240
C. 270
D. 300
E. 350
22. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?
A. piccolo
B. guitar
C. vocalist
D. oboe
E. viola
23. OBTAIN is to __?__ as CATCH is to DROP
A. GRAB
B. JUMP
C. SECURE
D. STEAL
E. FORFEIT
24. A total of 84 hours was spent training 6 new employees. At this rate, it would take __?__ hours to train an additional 5 new employees.
A. 62
B. 66
C. 70
D. 74
E. 78
25. An 8-year-old boy is half his sister's age. When the boy is 12, how old will his sister be?
A. 16
B. 4
C. 20
D. 18
E. 32
26. Which THREE choices are needed to create the figure on the left? Only pieces of the same color may overlap.
27. VEHEMENT is the opposite of
A. ZEALOUS
B. ARDENT
C. IMPASSIONED
D. APATHETIC
E. FERVENT
28. A car traveled 11.5 miles in 15 minutes. How many miles per hour was it traveling?
A. 52.5
B. 70
C. 48.5
D. 65
E. 46
29. How many of the five pairs below are exact duplicates?
4836 | 4386 |
99198 | 99198 |
748487 | 748487 |
5055050 | 5050550 |
91239121 | 91239321 |
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5
30. Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
A. Rome wasn't built in a day.
B. Fortune favors the bold.
C. Birds of a feather flock together
D. When in Rome, do as the Romans.
E. Hitch you wagon to a star.
31. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Carly has dual citizenship.
Carly has Canadian citizenship.
Carly has American and Canadian citizenship.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
32. The words COMPLETE and COMPLICATE have __?__ meanings.
A. similar
B. contradictory
C. unrelated
33. A sunglasses store bought $5,000 worth of sunglasses. The store made $9,000, making a profit of $20 per pair of sunglasses. There were __?__ pairs of sunglasses involved.
A. 100
B. 200
C. 400
D. 600
E. 800
34. After folding these square into a closed cube, which shaded corner would touch the corner "X"?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E
35. Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
A. hazy
B. foggy
C. arid
D. humid
E. barren
36. __?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.
A. NEED
B. BUY
C. MONEY
D. STORE
E. SALARY
37. John’s restaurant on 150 Main Street has 120 tables, but 30% of these tables are reserved. Therefore __?__ tables are available.
A. 36
B. 50
C. 84
D. 90
E. 108
38. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?
A. ancillary
B. complementary
C. analogous
D. supplementary
E. auxiliary
39. Rearrange all of the words in bold below to make the best sentence. Is the sentence true or false?
"oz." common for abbreviation "ounce" a is
A. TRUE
B. FALSE
40. Tickets to a play are $12.00 for adults. Children receive a discount and only have to pay $8.00. If 40 people attend the play and the play brought in $440, then __?__children attended the play.
A. 10
B. 12
C. 15
D. 16
E. 20
41.If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Ray is friends with Marvin.
Marvin is friends with Donald.
Ray is friends with Donald.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
42. The sixth month of the year is __?__.
A. March
B. April
C. May
D. June
E. July
43. A gym has a 60 ft. by 60 ft. wall covered with a 60 ft. by 20 ft. mirror. The mirror covers __?__ of the wall.
A. 60%
B. 50%
C. 33%
D. 25%
E. 20%
44. A company has two office buildings that hold 30,000 employees. Their headquarters contains 14 times as many employees as their overseas branch. Therefore, their headquarters contains __?__ employees.
A. 2,000
B. 10,000
C. 14,000
D. 15,000
E. 28,000
45. After folding these squares into a closed cube, which shaded corner would touch the corner “X”?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E
46. Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
A. bring
B. believe
C. bear
D. trust
E. deliver
47. The hours of sunlight in September is most similar to the hours of sunlight in which month?
A. March
B. August
C. October
D. May
E. July
48. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Karl is in line behind Samantha.
Jim is in front of Samantha and Tevin.
Karl is in line behind Jim.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
49. A pack of paper costs $1.97. How much will 4 packs cost?
A. $4.88
B. $6.18
C. $6.98
D. $7.58
E. $7.88
50. Steve’s utility bill was $25 in March. It was $32 more in April than in March, and it was $19 less in May than it was in April. What was his average bill over these three months?
A. $21
B. $30
C. $35
D. $38
E. $40
Free Wonderlic Practice Test - Answers
Below you will find all of the questions repeated (it's annoying to scroll up and down checking the questions), followed by the correct answer. Each answer is a hyperlink to a blog post containing the answer explanation. Click on the answer to view the answer explanation in a new window.
Again, please leave comments below on how you did!
1. The words ADOPT and ADAPT have __?__ meanings.
A. similar
B. contradictory
C. unrelated
2. Which of the following is the earliest date?
Jul. 12, 2146 | Jun. 21, 2146 | Jun. 13, 2164 | Jun. 15, 2146 | Feb. 28, 2164 |
A | B | C | D | E |
3. In 28 days, a person saved $42. What was this person's average daily savings?
A. $0.42
B. $1.28
C. $0.82
D. $1.75
E. $1.50
4. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Bryan skates faster than Bill.
John skates faster than Bill and Brody.
John skates faster than Bryan.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
5. What is the next number in the series?
122 109 96 83 70 __?__
A. 50
B. 53
C. 57
D. 60
E. 61
6. Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
A. If you play with fire, you’ll get burned.
B. The chickens come home to roost.
C. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
D. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
E. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Answer: A. / B.
7. Four individuals invest in real estate together and agree to split the profits equally. N invests $12,000, X invests $6,000, Y invests $25,000 and Z invests $7,000. If the profits for the first year were $120,000, Y receives __?__ less than if the profits were divided in proportion to how much they invested.
A. $60,000
B. $50,000
C. $25,000
D. $30,000
E. $20,000
Answer: D.
8. Rearrange all of the words in bold below to make the best sentence. Choose the last letter of the last word as your answer.
four usually Leap occurs years every year
A. Leap
B. r
C. years
D. y
E. s
F. year
Answer: E.
9. PHOTOGRAPH is to BLURRY as KNIFE is to ___?___.
A. SHARP
B. PAIN
C. CUT
D. DULL
E. STEEL
10. In a 3-year period, the revenues of A Corp. (in millions) were 42, 27, and 19; and for B Corp. (in millions): 27, 42 and 16. Which graph below best contrasts the number of acquisitions each company made over this period?
11. Which in the following group of numbers is smallest?
8 | .6 | 5 | .33 | 13 |
A | B | C | D | E |
12. A clock lost 2 minutes and 36 seconds in 78 days. How many seconds did it lose per day?
A. 1/2
B. 30
C. 2
D. 1/30
E. 39
13. The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have __?__ meanings.
A. similar
B. contradictory
C. unrelated
14. One word below appears in bold. What is the OPPOSITE of that word?
Instructors who give ambiguous lectures are often considered to be excellent and experience the most success in delivering student achievement.
A. opaque
B. interesting
C. ambivalent
D. strong
E. clear
Answer: E.
15. A number in the series below has been omitted. What is the missing number?
1/288 __?__ 1/72 1/36 1/18 1/9
A. 1/124
B. 1/206
C. 1/194
D. 1/144
E. None of these
16. __?__ is to FIRE as SETTLE is to ARGUMENT.
A. WATER
B. FUEL
C. FAN
D. FIGHT
E. EXTINGUISH
17. The cost of 150 feet of wire is $19.20. How much would 45 feet cost?
A. $5.76
B. $9.80
C. $7.24
D. $6.16
E. None of these
Answer: A.
18. Replace the ? in the boxed series below.
Answer: C.
19. Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
A. downplay
B. determine
C. devalue
D. diminish
E. derive
Answer: A. / C. / D.
20. Which of the following in the group of numbers is smallest?
7 |
.8 |
14 |
.75 |
4 |
A |
B |
C |
D |
E |
21. A high-speed train travels 25 feet in 1/3 second. In 4 seconds, the train will have traveled __?__ feet.
A. 210
B. 240
C. 270
D. 300
E. 350
22. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?
A. piccolo
B. guitar
C. vocalist
D. oboe
E. viola
23. OBTAIN is to __?__ as CATCH is to DROP
A. GRAB
B. JUMP
C. SECURE
D. STEAL
E. FORFEIT
24. A total of 84 hours was spent training 6 new employees. At this rate, it would take __?__ hours to train an additional 5 new employees.
A. 62
B. 66
C. 70
D. 74
E. 78
Answer: C.
25. An 8-year-old boy is half his sister's age. When the boy is 12, how old will his sister be?
A. 16
B. 4
C. 20
D. 18
E. 32
Answer: C.
26. Which THREE choices are needed to create the figure on the left? Only pieces of the same color may overlap.
Answer: A. / B. / E.
27. VEHEMENT is the opposite of
A. ZEALOUS
B. ARDENT
C. IMPASSIONED
D. APATHETIC
E. FERVENT
Answer: D.
28. A car traveled 11.5 miles in 15 minutes. How many miles per hour was it traveling?
A. 52.5
B. 70
C. 48.5
D. 65
E. 46
Answer: E.
29. How many of the five pairs below are exact duplicates?
4836 | 4386 |
99198 | 99198 |
748487 | 748487 |
5055050 | 5050550 |
91239121 | 91239321 |
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5
30. Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
A. Rome wasn't built in a day.
B. Fortune favors the bold.
C. Birds of a feather flock together
D. When in Rome, do as the Romans.
E. Hitch you wagon to a star.
Answer: B. / E.
31. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Carly has dual citizenship.
Carly has Canadian citizenship.
Carly has American and Canadian citizenship.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
Answer: C.
32. The words COMPLETE and COMPLICATE have __?__ meanings.
A. similar
B. contradictory
C. unrelated
Answer: C.
33. A sunglasses store bought $5,000 worth of sunglasses. The store made $9,000, making a profit of $20 per pair of sunglasses. There were __?__ pairs of sunglasses involved.
A. 100
B. 200
C. 400
D. 600
E. 800
Answer: B.
34. After folding these square into a closed cube, which shaded corner would touch the corner "X"?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E
Answer: A.
35. Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
A. hazy
B. foggy
C. arid
D. humid
E. barren
Answer: A. / B. / D.
36. __?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.
A. NEED
B. BUY
C. MONEY
D. STORE
E. SALARY
37. John’s restaurant on 150 Main Street has 120 tables, but 30% of these tables are reserved. Therefore __?__ tables are available.
A. 36
B. 50
C. 84
D. 90
E. 108
Answer: C.
38. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?
A. ancillary
B. complementary
C. analogous
D. supplementary
E. auxiliary
Answer: D.
39. Rearrange all of the words in bold below to make the best sentence. Is the sentence true or false?
"oz." common for abbreviation "ounce" a is
A. TRUE
B. FALSE
Answer: A.
40. Tickets to a play are $12.00 for adults. Children receive a discount and only have to pay $8.00. If 40 people attend the play and the play brought in $440, then __?__children attended the play.
A. 10
B. 12
C. 15
D. 16
E. 20
Answer: A.
41. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Ray is friends with Marvin.
Marvin is friends with Donald.
Ray is friends with Donald.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
Answer: C.
42. The sixth month of the year is __?__.
A. March
B. April
C. May
D. June
E. July
Answer: D.
43. A gym has a 60 ft. by 60 ft. wall covered with a 60 ft. by 20 ft. mirror. The mirror covers __?__ of the wall.
A. 60%
B. 50%
C. 33%
D. 25%
E. 20%
Answer: C.
44. A company has two office buildings that hold 30,000 employees. Their headquarters contains 14 times as many employees as their overseas branch. Therefore, their headquarters contains __?__ employees.
A. 2,000
B. 10,000
C. 14,000
D. 15,000
E. 28,000
Answer: E.
45. After folding these squares into a closed cube, which shaded corner would touch the corner “X”?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E
Answer: C.
46. Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
A. bring
B. believe
C. bear
D. trust
E. deliver
Answer: A. / C. / E.
47. The hours of sunlight in September is most similar to the hours of sunlight in which month?
A. March
B. August
C. October
D. May
E. July
Answer: A.
48. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?
Karl is in line behind Samantha.
Jim is in front of Samantha and Tevin.
Karl is in line behind Jim.
A. yes
B. no
C. uncertain
Answer: A.
49. A pack of paper costs $1.97. How much will 4 packs cost?
A. $4.88
B. $6.18
C. $6.98
D. $7.58
E. $7.88
Answer: E.
50. Steve’s utility bill was $25 in March. It was $32 more in April than in March, and it was $19 less in May than it was in April. What was his average bill over these three months?
A. $21
B. $30
C. $35
D. $38
E. $40
Answer: E.