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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 1

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 3, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 1 from our Free Wonderlic Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from my online course, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

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A. similar

C. unrelated

Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 1

Presented by Alex Hollis.

Similar/contradictory questions on the Wonderlic test.

Similar/contradictory questions on the Wonderlic test are very common and a frequently filled with traps. Here was the first question from the free Wonderlic practice test:

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A. similar

C. unrelated

The words in problem one are not related, even though they start with the same letters and are spelled similarly.

ADOPT: take up or start to use or follow (an idea, method, or course of action); legally take another’s child and bring it up as one’s own.

Expect this to be the case on some of the Wonderlic questions you will see on your exam.

This is just one of many traps the Wonderlic will set to try to trick you into answering incorrectly.

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Wonderlic Test Question 16 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 16

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 16, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 16 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from my online course, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

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16. __?__ is to FIRE as EXACERBATE is to ARGUMENT.

A. WATER

B. FUEL

C. BLANKET

D. FIGHT

E. EXTINGUISH

Analogies on the Wonderlic test.

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.

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16. __?__ is to FIRE as EXACERBATE is to ARGUMENT.

A. WATER

B. FUEL

C. BLANKET

D. FIGHT

E. EXTINGUISH

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

We have EXACERBATE and ARGUMENT. A sentence that describes the relationship of these two words would be “To EXACERBATE an ARGUMENT is to make the ARGUMENT worse.”

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

If we apply that same sentence to the other group we get “To [BLANK] a FIRE to make the FIRE worse. The word that best completes that sentence is FUEL.

Use relationship sentences

to make analogies clearer.

Another Wonderlic test example question.

Let’s try another one using the strategy outlined above. You’ve got this! 😉

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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.

How did you do? Was our strategy helpful? Let us know in the comments section!

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What Companies Will Make You Take a Wonderlic Test?

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What Companies Will Make You Take a Wonderlic Test?

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 15, 2017

If you haven’t had to take a Wonderlic test yourself, then you are probably only familiar with it – if at all – because you are an NFL fan. This begs the question, “who has to take the Wonderlic?”

You’d be surprised.

Fortune 500 companies like BP, civic services like the city of Toronto, major franchises like Subway, utility companies, management consulting firms, and a variety of other companies in various industries utilize at least one version of the exam.

Furthermore, a plethora of colleges uses different versions of the Wonderlic in their student application and placement processes.

So, whether you are just curious or you are looking to gain an edge in your job hunt, we are building a comprehensive list of companies that use the Wonderlic to help them vet applicants.

If there is a company that you uses a Wonderlic test during their hiring process and you don’t see them listed here, leave it in the comments below and we will add it.

Also, please note that this is an always-growing list. If you do not see a company listed here it does not necessarily mean that they do not require a Wonderlic test – we just haven’t heard of it yet.

Major international corporations like Mercedes Benz use the Wonderlic test.

Companies that use the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R)

Real Property Management – http://www.realpropertymgt.com/

Altisource Labs – http://www.altisource.com/

Alliance Residential Company – http://www.allresco.com/

Emprise Bank – http://www.emprisecareers.com/

Good Tidings – http://goodtidingscomfort.com/

Always Best Care – http://www.alwaysbestcare.com/

American Woodmark – http://www.americanwoodmark.com/

Sweetwater Sound – http://www.sweetwater.com/

Cleveland Tubing – http://www.clevelandtubing.com/

Queensboro Shirt Company – http://www.queensboro.com/

North Mississippi Medical Center – http://www.nmhs.net/

Lithia Motors – http://lithiacareers.com/

Ameritas Life Insurance Company – https://www.ameritas.com/wps/portal/corp

Anixter – https://www.anixter.com/en_us.html

Doormark – http://doormark.com/

Global Recruiters Victoria – http://www.grnvictoria.com/

Standard Heating and Air Conditioning – http://www.standardheating.com/

Apple Chevrolet – http://www.applechevy.com/

Sedgwick County EMS – http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/ems/

Nelson Lauver & Co.

Corrugated Services LP

Savannah Luggage Works – http://www.savannahluggage.com/

British Petroleum – http://www.bp.com/

Scott Chevrolet – http://www.scottcars.com/Chevrolet/

GRN Tampa – http://www.grntampa.com/

Future Focus – http://www.futurefocusdubai.com/

Clayton County Fire Department – http://www.ccfes.org/go/doc/5475/1681139/

C1 Bank – https://www.c1bank.com/

Tampa Bay Animal & Bird Hospital – http://www.tampabayvets.net/

Redner’s Markets, Inc. – http://www.rednersmarkets.com/

Dish Network – http://careers.dish.com/

What is the Wonderlic Personnel Test?

-The WPT-R at a glance-

The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R)

Taken by job applicants at job interviews

50 questions

12 minutes

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Wonderlic Test Question 13 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 13

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 15, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 13 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from my online course, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

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

A. similar

C. unrelated

Similar/contradictory words meanings on the Wonderlic test.

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.

If you do not know what a word means, solve by associating the word 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.

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Wonderlic Test Question 9 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 9

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 14, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 9 from our Free Wonderlic Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from my online course, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.

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9. PHOTOGRAPH is to BLURRY as KNIFE is to ___?___.

A. SHARP

B. PAIN

C. CUT

D. DULL

E. STEEL

Analogies on the Wonderlic test.

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.

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9. PHOTOGRAPH is to BLURRY as KNIFE is to ___?___.

A. SHARP

B. PAIN

C. CUT

D. DULL

E. STEEL

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

We have PHOTOGRAPH and BLURRY. A sentence that describes the relationship of these two words would be “A poor quality PHOTOGRAPH is BLURRY”.

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

If we apply that same sentence to the second word group we get “A poor quality photograph is [BLANK]. The word that best completes that sentence is DULL.

NOTE: Watch out for traps! SHARP and CUT sound like good answer choices because they can be easily associated with KNIFE. However, analogies are all about relationship sentences, so don’t fall for these traps.

It’s a trap!

SHARP and CUT sound like good answer choices, but remember: analogies are all about relationship sentences.

Another Wonderlic test example question.

Let’s try another one using the strategy outlined above. You’ve got this! 😉

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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.

How did you do? Was our strategy helpful? Let us know in the comments section!

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What’s on the Wonderlic Test? Example Questions & Sample Wonderlic Test

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What’s on the Wonderlic Test? Example Questions & Sample Wonderlic Test

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 13, 2017

If you were just told that you need to take a Wonderlic test, then your first question may be, “What’s on it?”

The Wonderlic Personnel Test is a pre-employment exam that consists of 50 questions that you must complete in only 12 minutes. The Wonderlic is a cognitive ability test (a fancy name for an IQ test) that poses a series of questions that we like to break up into 4 categories:

Quick Recognition

Questions include ordering dates, analyzing graphs, identifying duplicates in a chart, finishing number sequences, etc.

Logic Questions

Deductive reasoning, shape pattern recognition, 3D shape configuration and 2D spatial reasoning.

Verbal Reasoning

Analgoies, proverbs, identifying synonyms and antonyms, rearranging sentences, similar/contradictory words.

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Word Problems

Algebraic word problems that ask you to calculate ratios, percents, etc. Also operations with decimals and fractions.

Here is an overview of each Wonderlic question category along with an example:

What’s on the Wonderlic?

Presented by Alex Hollis.

1. General Knowledge & Quick Recognition

• Makes up about 20% of the test. 20%

The general knowledge and quick recognition questions makeup roughly 20% of the test content and can range in difficulty from absurdly simple to relatively easy.

The tricky aspect to this question type is people typically rush through them and lose points.

EXAMPLE:

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Which of the following is the earliest date?

A. May 3, 1986

B. March 31, 1988

C. March 3, 1986

D. May 30, 1988

E. March 13, 1986

The correct answer, in this case, would be March 3, 1986.

2. Logic Questions

• Makes up about 20% of the test. 20%

The logic questions are a bit trickier.

These questions are designed to test your ability to answer whether a statement is true or false given specific conditions outlined by rules in the question as well as engage in spatial reasoning and manipulation exercises.

EXAMPLE:

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If the first two statements are true, is the final statement true?

James bought Thomas a drink.

Thomas bought Suzette a drink.

James bought Suzette a drink.

• yes
• no
• uncertain

The correct answer, in this case, would be uncertain.

3. Verbal Reasoning (English Grammar)

• Makes up about 40% of the test. 40%

The English grammar questions will require you to identify the definition of a word or the synonym/antonym of a word.

There will also be analogies, proverbs, and scrambled sentences mixed in.

EXAMPLE:

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The words BENEVOLENT and MAGNANIMOUS have __?__ meanings?

• similar
• unrelated

The correct answer would be similar.

4. Word Problems

• Makes up about 20% of the test. 20%

Word problems are the most time-consuming and challenging questions on the exam. These questions test your algebraic knowledge and computation skills.

You will not be allowed to use a calculator, but you can use a pencil and scratch paper to work these problems.

EXAMPLE:

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Four friends go to a local restaurant for dinner. After finishing their meal, they decide to split the check total evenly among the four of them. Friend N had a bill of $50, friend X had a bill of$35, friend Y had a bill of $20 and friend Z had a bill of$15. How much more money does friend Z have to spend on dinner when the friends split the check evenly than if they paid for their bills individually?

A. $35 B.$30

C. $25 D.$20

E. $15 The correct answer would be$15.

Answer: $15. Try a sample Wonderlic test. The interactive Wonderlic sample test below contains 10 questions. You will have 2 minutes to complete it. I hope this gives you an even better idea of what kind of questions will be on your Wonderlic test. If you want to try a full, 50-question Wonderlic test, check out my free Wonderlic practice test. Let me know how you do in the comments below! 10-Question Wonderlic Sample Test 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? The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have __?__ meanings. Replace the ? in the boxed series below. VEHEMENT is the opposite of __?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT. An archer misses 60% of his shots. How many shots must he make before he gets 100 hits? 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 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.

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.

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?