EXPLAINED: 36. __?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.

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The following is an explanation for QUESTION 36 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from our best-selling e-book, The Wonderlic Personnel Test Study Guide, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

 

36. __?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.

A. NEED

B. BUY

C. MONEY

D. STORE

E. SALARY

 

Analogies on the Wonderlic

Analogies tend to scare test takers. We encourage you to not fear these problems on the Wonderlic.

Even if you have always hated analogies, or if you have never seen one until now, we have an approach that helps demystify how to answer these questions.

 

Turn analogies into relationship sentences

Completing an analogy is all about establishing a relationship with the completed group of words and then finding the word that copies that relationship in the other group.

__?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.

A. NEED

B. BUY

C. MONEY

D. STORE

E. SALARY

 

1. Create a sentence that describes the relationship of the two completed words. 

We have HUNGER and EAT. A sentence that describes the relationship of these two words would be "HUNGER forces someone to EAT".

 

2. Apply the same relationship sentence to the second group.

If we apply that same sentence to the other group we get "[BLANK] forces someone to PURCHASE". The word that best completes that sentence is NEED as it is the only answer choice that forces someone to make a purchase.

 

Now You Try!

Let's try another one using the strategy outlined above. You've got this! ;)

 

MOUSE is to CAT as __?__ is to POLICE.

A. COP

B. ARREST

C. CRIMINAL

D. CHASE

E. SIREN 


Relationship sentence:

A MOUSE gets chased by a CAT.

A [BLANK] gets chased by POLICE.

 

The word that best completes our relationship sentence is CRIMINAL.

 

Answer: C.

 

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EXPLAINED: 4. If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true? (Free Wonderlic Practice Test)

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The following is an explanation for QUESTION 4 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test

 

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

 

Deductive Reasoning on the Wonderlic

You will be given two statements that you are told to assume are true. You are then given a third statement and asked whether you believe that third statement is true, false or uncertain based solely on the first two statements being true.

Questions like the one above deal with order. The best way to approach these questions is to draw a diagram:

Bryan skates faster than bill:

< Slower Faster >
Bill Bryan
 

 

John skates faster than Bill and Brody.

< Slower Faster >
Bill Bryan
Brody John  

We put John ahead of Bill, because we know he is faster. However, we are not told yet whether John is faster than Bryan or if Brody is faster than Bill.

 

John skates faster than Bryan.

< Slower Faster >
Bill Bryan
Brody John  

Based on what the first two statement tell us, we cannot determine if John is faster than Bryan. We only know that John is faster than Bill and Brody.

 

Answer: C.

 

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EXPLAINED: 22. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?

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The following is an explanation for QUESTION 22 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from our best-selling e-book, The Wonderlic Personnel Test Study Guide, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

 

22. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?

A. piccolo

B. guitar

C. vocalist

D. oboe

E. viola

 

Which of these does not belong?

The Wonderlic will give you a set of words and ask which one of the words does not belong. In many cases, the words will all be similar, but there will be a subtle difference setting one of the words apart from the others.

In question 22, we are given five words that each have to do with music. 

The best way to solve these problems is to put each word into a specific category. I am going to label each word to try to find the one word that is most different. I know the theme of these words is music, so I will have to be more specific than that to find the most different word.

A. piccolo - instrument

B. guitar - instrument

C. vocalist - person

D. oboe - instrument

E. viola - instrument

 

You could argue that a vocalist is an instrument; however, all the other instruments listed are tools and not a human being. So, "vocalist" is the most different word in the group above.

Answer: C.

 

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EXPLAINED: 12. A clock lost 2 minutes and 36 seconds in 78 days. How many seconds did it lose per day?

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The following is an explanation for QUESTION 12 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from our best-selling e-book, The Wonderlic Personnel Test Study Guide, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

 

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

Time questions on the Wonderlic

This question is a variation on the Wonderlic's questions requiring you to calculate average.

We know that to find the average, or "how many seconds lost per day", we need to divide the time lost (2 minutes and 36 seconds) by total days (78). However, what makes this question a bit trickier is that we are given minutes and seconds rather than just seconds. So, our first step will be to convert the time lost into seconds:

1. Convert minutes and seconds into seconds:

1 minute = 60 seconds 

so

2 minutes = 60 x 2 = 120 seconds

Total seconds = 120 seconds + 36 seconds = 156 seconds.

Now that we are only dealing with seconds, this question becomes a little easier.

 

2. Divide:

We can now divide total seconds lost by total number of days to get seconds lost per day:

156 / 78 = 2

The clock lost 2 seconds per day.

 

Answer: C.

 

Now you try!

Try one on your own and see if this question becomes easier using our strategy of converting to seconds first:

A clock lost 1 minute and 12 seconds in 9 days. How many seconds did it lose per day?

A. 13

B. 4

C. 9

D. 6

E. 8

 

1. Convert minutes and seconds into seconds only:

1 minute = 60 seconds

so

1 minute and 12 seconds = 60 seconds and 12 seconds = 72 seconds

 

2. Divide:

72 seconds lost / 9 days = seconds lost per day

72 / 9 = 8

 

Answer: E.

 

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EXPLAINED: 3. In 28 days, a person saved $42. What was this person's average daily savings? (Free Wonderlic Practice Test)

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The following is an explanation for QUESTION 3 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test

 

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

 

Answer: E.

Calculating Average Daily Savings on the Wonderlic

To find the average daily savings, we have to divide the total amount saved by the number of days.

Total Dollars ÷ Total Days = Average Daily Savings

$42 ÷ 28 = Average Daily Savings

This problem is a little tricky because we need to divide 42 by 28, but 28 does not go into 42 evenly. Here is how we divide numbers that do not divide evenly:

$42 ÷ 28 = Average Daily Savings

or

Wonderlic division

We have 14 as a remainder since 28 does not divide into 14. This means that our remainder is

14/28 = 7/14 = 1/2 or 0.5

We have 1 and 0.5 as a remainder, so our answer is 1.5 or a daily average savings of $1.50

Answer: E. $1.50

 

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EXPLAINED: 13. The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have __?__ meanings.

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The following is an explanation for QUESTION 13 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from our best-selling e-book, The Wonderlic Personnel Test Study Guide, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

 

13. The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have __?__ meanings.

A. similar

B. contradictory

C. unrelated

 

Similar/Contradictory Word Meanings on the Wonderlic

The Wonderlic will give you two words with no context and ask you whether the two words are similar (the same), contradictory (the opposite) or unrelated (the two words mean neither the same nor the opposite). Your job is to simply decide how the two words are related.

 

Associate the words with a familiar context

In many cases, you might not be able to actually define each word given, but you have heard the words used before. Try to think about a time you heard the word used in the past.

PERCEIVE: I know that I have heard the word PERCEIVE before. A sentence that sounds correct to me or that I remember hearing is "he could not perceive the small item with the naked eye". I assume that PERCEIVE means "to see" - especially in a careful, scrutinizing manner.

 

DISCERN: I have heard people use the word DISCERN when talking about being able to identify a slight difference in two things. A sentence that would make sense is "I could not discern any difference between the twins". 

 

I now can assume that these words are similar since they both are about being able to see or identify small details.

ANSWER: A.

 

For more strategies to help you solve these problems, as well as more popular word combinations we have seen on Wonderlic tests, check out our Study Guide.

 

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