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## Wonderlic Test Practice Question 22 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 22

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 13, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 22 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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22. In the following set of words, which is different from the others?

A. piccolo

B. guitar

C. vocalist

D. oboe

E. viola

# “Which does not belong” questions on the Wonderlic test.

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 has 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.

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

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.

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## What is the Wonderlic Test?

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What is the Wonderlic Test?

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 12, 2017

# So you have to take a Wonderlic Test.

Just a short while ago, my sister was applying to jobs in the Public Relations/Communications space. She was happy at her job but wanted to move from New York City back to Boston where she grew up.

My sister has a good resume and excellent credentials; she has experience at some of the most respected agencies in the business and a Rolodex of valuable contacts.

My sister, Amanda, had to take a Wonderlic test.

But, something was standing in her way of gaining that offer letter she so desired – her recruiter told her that she had to take a Wonderlic test

Now, although my sister is quite brilliant and more than capable of becoming a star at the company she was applying to there is one thing she is not: a good test taker.

This test was going to punch holes in her candidacy, and she knew it. So, knowing that her brother lives in the test prep world, she called me.

“Hey, I am applying for this job in Boston, and they are making me take some test called a Wonderlic.

I have to take one that is 30 questions and then another that is 50 questions if I pass that first one.

What the heck is this test?”

# What Wonderlic test am I taking? These are the most common Wonderlic tests.

If you don’t see a test that looks like the one you need to study for, email me at info@beatthewonderlic.com or chat with me using the chat widget below.

# The Wonderlic Personnel Test – Quicktest (WPT-Q)

The Wonderlic Personnel Test – Quicktest (WPT-Q) is an 8-minute, 30-question exam given to professionals during the interview process.

The WPT-Q tests an applicant’s logic, math, and verbal reasoning skills.

The exam is taken on your computer off-site, is not proctored, and is typically administered before you come in for an onsite interview.

The average score on the exam is below 50%, and less than 2% of test-takers finish the exam before time is up.

Try a 10-question sample Wonderlic Personnel Test -Quicktest below to get a sense of what taking it is like.

# Wonderlic SLE Practice Test (10 Questions)

This is a free sample Wonderlic test that looks just like the one you will take during your job interview. This quiz is an abbreviated version of the full 50-question, 12-minute Wonderlic test known as the Wonderlic Personnel Test (or Wonscore). You will not be allowed to use a calculator, dictionary or any outside resources on the real exam, so we recommend practicing without these as well. Many people do not finish the exam in the 2 minutes allotted but do your best. Try not to spend too much time on any one question. You should gather some pencils and scrap paper before you begin.

Click the Start Exam button to proceed.

This quiz must be completed in 2 minutes.

# WPT-Q

– AT A GLANCE –

### Questions

• % of people who finish the test in 8 minutes 2% 2%
• average % score (before preparing) 42% 42%

# WPT-R

– AT A GLANCE –

### Questions

• % of people who finish the test in 8 minutes 2% 2%
• average % score (before preparing) 42% 42%

# The Wonderlic Personnel Test – Quicktest (WPT-R)

A contemporary variation of Wonderlic’s first test, this exam is a 12-minute, 50-question cognitive ability test; hence why it is also often referred to as the “Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test.”

It is taken by job applicants, usually after already having passed the WPT-Q.

This test is administered onsite (usually at the office during your interview) and is proctored.

Like the WPT-Q, the WPT-R tests your logic, math, and verbal reasoning skills.

The average score on the exam is below 50%, and only about 2% of test takers finish all of the questions before time runs out.

Try a 10-question sample Wonderlic Personnel Test -Quicktest below to get a sense of what taking it is like.

# 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?

# The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)

The Wonderlic SLE has become very popular with academic programs, specifically in the fields of nursing, dental hygiene, radiology, and sound technology.

This exam is a 12-minute, 50-question cognitive ability test.

This test is typically administered onsite (usually at the office during your interview) and is proctored, although you can arrange to take it at home if you live far away from a testing site.

The SLE tests your logic, math, and verbal reasoning skills. Most academic programs will tell you in advance what they require for a minimum score to gain acceptance into their program.

The average score on the exam is below 50%, and only about 2% of test takers finish all of the questions before time runs out.

Please go to What is the Wonderlic Test? to view this test

# SLE

– AT A GLANCE –

### Questions

• % of people who finish the test in 8 minutes 2% 2%
• average % score (before preparing) 42% 42%

# How my sister passed her Wonderlic test

When my sister called me, she had the same questions many people have:

A) What is the Wonderlic?

B) OK, which one am I taking?

C) Cool. Now how do I study for it?

We talked for a short while, and it was clear she was being asked to take the WPT-Q (30 questions, 8 minutes) first, at home on her computer.

If she were to do well on that test, she would be invited into the office to take the longer version of that same test the WPT-R (50 questions, 12 minutes).

Being the good brother that I am, I gave her free access to my online Wonderlic course.

She studied the course for a few hours r that evening, took every practice test in the book, then woke up the next morning to conquer the real exam. She passed.

I want to make sure that our blog posts are actionable. Here is what you should do next:

## 1. Confirm which test(s) you will be taking.

In many cases, your recruiter will just say “you are taking a Wonderlic.” It is OK to ask questions.

Ask for them to clarify which test you will be taking. If you cannot do that (or the recruiter honestly does not know the official name of the exam), read through our “What Wonderlic Am I Taking?” blog post here. In it, we outline a variety of scenarios and give the correct test to study given that set of circumstances.

If you still have questions, please reach out to our experts at any time. We always get back to you within 24 hours.

## 2. Familiarize yourself with that exam.

After you confirm which test you will be taking, familiarize yourself with the exam.

Also, try a free practice test. The more familiar you are with the exam, the more you will get out of studying for it.

## 3. Study.

The Wonderlic is intimidating to many people and rightly so – it is a test that determines whether you get a job offer or gain admission into an academic program. However, it is beatable if you study.

A lot of people make the mistake of just trying to brush up on some English and math.

This is a mistake because the Wonderlic does not really test how proficient you are in English or math – it tests how well you can take the Wonderlic, and the only way to know how to defeat the Wonderlic is by studying.

There are a lot of study guides and online courses out there, but we take pride in knowing that ours are built off of real Wonderlic tests – they prepare you for the real thing.

Our study materials also teach you Wonderlic-specific test-taking strategies that immediately improve your score.

We are so confident that our products will help you on your test that we offer a 100% money back guarantee! If you don’t feel 100% prepared, you will get 100% of your money back.

Check out our prep materials here. We promise you will not be disappointed.

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## Wonderlic Test Practice Question 29 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 29

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 11, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 29 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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29. How many of the pairs below are exact duplicates?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

# Finding exact duplicates on the Wonderlic Test.

Questions on the Wonderlic that ask you to identify how many pairs of numbers (or words) are exact duplicates are testing your ability to pay attention to even the minutest of details.

Two elements make these problems tricky:

1. You are usually rushing due to the extreme time constraints of the test.

2. It’s difficult to remember how many of the previous pairs were duplicates and how many were not. Trying to remember how many duplicates you’ve seen while also scrutinizing new pairs of numbers is a tall task.

# How to make these questions easier.

The easiest way to systematically go through this problem type is to take your scrap paper and pencil and make a small tic-mark every time you see a duplicate.

Start from the top of the list and work your way down. If a pair is a duplicate, make a mark on your scrap paper.

If it is not a duplicate, move on to the next pair without making a mark.

Once you are through all five pairs, count the number of marks on your scrap paper – that is your answer.

Let’s walk through Question 29 together.

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29. How many of the pairs below are exact duplicates?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

## 1. Go through each pair, starting from the top, and mark the ones that are duplicates.

If you are taking your exam on a computer, make marks on a piece of scrap paper for each duplicate you see as you work from top to bottom.

As I go through the pairs above, I mark each duplicate I see.

The second and third pairs were the only duplicates so 2 is my answer.

Since I went through and made a mark whenever I came across a duplicate, I can calmly and accurately determine how many duplicates there were in the problem and confidently give my answer.

Duplicate questions on the Wonderlic Test become easier when you use scrap paper.

Make a mark every time you see a duplicate.

# Now You Try!

Let’s try another one using the strategy outlined above. This time we will use names instead of numbers, which is another common type of duplicate problem on the Wonderlic. You’ve got this! 😉

You’ve got this! 😉

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How many of the five pairs below are exact duplicates?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

1. Go through each pair, starting from the top, and mark the ones that are duplicates.

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How many of the five pairs below are exact duplicates?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

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## Wonderlic Test Practice Question 21 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 21

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 11, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 21 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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21. A high-speed train travels 25 feet in 1/3 second. In 4 seconds, the train will have traveled __?__ feet.

A. 210

B. 2400

C. 270

D. 300

E. 350

# Ratio word problems on the Wonderlic test.

We refer to these Wonderlic questions as “Ratio Word Problems” and recognize that they typically give test-takers a significant amount of trouble, which is understandable as it encompasses everything that everybody hates: fractions, rate, the whole mystique around the “a train travels…” questions.

The goal of this blog post is two-fold:

1) I will show you how to quickly and accurately solve this question type (I will walk through this question using the same time-saving method I teach in my Wonderlic Online Course).

2) You will feel MUCH more comfortable with these questions. The truth is they are quite intimidating, but when you break them down in the manner we will show you, you will see that they are actually quite simple.

# Step 1: Get to 1.

Imagine how much easier this problem would be if it read:

A train travels 25 feet in 1 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in 4 seconds?

Easy right? Just take 25 feet/second and multiply it by 4 seconds and you get 100 feet.

The biggest challenge in this problem is that it includes a fraction and, of course, you are under the Wonderlic’s strict time constraint of ~14 seconds per question.

So, we can make this question easier by figuring out how many feet this train travels in 1 whole second.

If we know how far it traveled in 1 second, then we can easily figure out how far it goes in 4 seconds.

If a train travels 25 feet in 1/3 second, then it must travel 3 times that far in 1 whole second:

25 feet x 3 = 75

We now know that this train must travel 75 feet in 1 second. Now we can solve for 4 seconds quite simply.

# Step 2: Extrapolate.

If the train travels 75 feet in 1 second, then how far will it travel in 4 seconds? We simply need to multiply 75 by 4 to get our answer:

75 x 4 = 300 feet.

The train will travel 300 feet.

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21. A high-speed train travels 25 feet in 1/3 second. In 4 seconds, the train will have traveled __?__ feet.

A. 210

B. 2400

C. 270

D. 300

E. 350

Ratio questions on the Wonderlic Test become easier when you use the “Get to 1” strategy.

Use this strategy even when practicing.

# Let’s try another Wonderlic test example question together.

Now that we have walked through how to do one of these problems, let’s try a new, similar problem together. This time, use the “get to 1” strategy to help you answer the question. See if that makes it much easier and allows you to get the correct answer in less than 14 seconds.

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A car travels 50 feet in 1/3 second. At this same speed, how far will the car travel in 4 seconds?

A. 150

B. 200

C. 300

D. 400

E. 600

# 1. Get to 1

Make this problem simpler by getting to 1.

If the car travels 50 feet in 1/3 second, then it must travel 50 x 3 feet in 1 whole second.

50 x 3 = 150 feet

# 2. Extrapolate

If the car travels 150 feet in 1 second, then how far will it travel in 4 seconds? We multiply 150 feet by 4.

4 x 150 = 600 feet

The car will travel 600 feet.

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

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## Which Wonderlic Test Am I Taking? Read This to Avoid Studying for the Wrong One.

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Which Wonderlic Test am I Taking?

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 11, 2017

If you are like most people, things unfolded like this:

you just found out you have to take this funny thing called a “Wonderlic test.” You immediately Google “Wonderlic test” and find that there is not just one type of Wonderlic test, but a whole plethora of Wonderlic exams. Panic ensues as you wonder…

“I just found out I have to take this stupid test; I try to prepare and now I see that there are multiple types of Wonderlic tests! Which one am I taking?

What should I study for?”

If this is you, don’t panic. We are here to help you figure out exactly which test to study for.

# Why are there so many versions of the Wonderlic test?

Wonderlic, Inc is the name of the test development company that creates the multiple “Wonderlic tests”, so that is where the funny name comes from. It is also where a lot of the confusion comes from. Since all the different tests include the word “Wonderlic” in them, there can be a lack of clarity and assurance as to which test you will need to take.

Here is how we set up this article: we give a quote describing a common scenario followed by the test that matches that situation. When you find a quote that matches your status, you will know which test you have to take as well as which product will help you prepare for that exam.

If you do not find a scenario that matches yours below, please reach out to us at info@beatthewonderlic.com. One of our experts will work with you to help you determine which exam you are required to take.

OK, let’s get started:

##### "I am applying for a job and have to take an 8-minute, 30-question test on my computer before I go to an in-office interview."

You will be taking the Wonderlic Personnel Test – Quicktest (WPT-Q). If you pass this test, you will likely be asked to take the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) during your interview.

My Online Wonderlic Course prepares test-takers for both of these exams.

##### "I am applying for a job and have to take a cognitive ability test."

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test is another name for the Wonderlic Personnel Test. You will likely be taking the WPT-Q at home and then the WPT-R at the office during your interview.

My Online Wonderlic Course prepares test-takers for everything you will see on the WPT-Q and WPT-R.

##### "I am applying for a job and have to take a 12-minute, 50-question test."

This is the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R), which is the most common of all Wonderlic tests.

My Online Wonderlic Course fully prepares you for this exam in only 3 hours and comes with a pass guarantee.

##### "I am applying for a job and have to take the same test that NFL players take."

NFL rookies take the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R), which is a 50-question, 12-minute cognitive ability test. It is common for recruiters to refer to the WPT-R as the “test that NFL players take” because the Wonderlic has become popular in mainstream sports media from the exposure of working with the NFL.

My Online Wonderlic Course prepares test-takers for everything you will see on the WPT-R.

##### "I am applying for a job and have to take a math and English test."

This is the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST). The WBST is comprised of two sections:

• the WBST-q (a 45-question, 20-minute math test)
• the WBST-v (a 50-question, 20 minute English grammar and reading test).

My WBST Study Guide covers all of the math on the exam (verbal coming soon!)

##### "I am trying to become a Subway franchise owner."

Strangely enough, Subway requires aspiring franchisees to pass the  the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST). The WBST is comprised of two sections: quantitative skills (45 questions, 20 minutes) and verbal skills (50 questions, 20 minutes).

Our Wonderlic Basic Skills Test Study Guide covers this test in detail.

##### "I am applying to a nursing (or other academic) program and was told I have to take a Wonderlic/ SLE. I am taking it at home."

Nursing schools (and many other academic programs) often require applicants to pass one or more exams. In many cases, one of those exams is the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE).

The Wonderlic SLE is a 12-minute, 50-question test that is essentially identical to the Wonderlic Personnel Test.

I get hundreds of nursing school applicants every month who take my Online Wonderlic Course

##### "I am applying to a college or academic program and was told I have to take a 12-minute, 50-question test."

Schools often require applicants to pass one or more exams. In many cases, one of those exams is the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE).

The Wonderlic SLE is a 12-minute, 50-question test that is essentially identical to the Wonderlic Personnel Test.

I get hundreds of nursing school applicants every month who take my Online Wonderlic Course

If you do not see your scenario listed above, please leave a comment below, reach out to us via email, or chat with one of our experts and we will be sure to immediately point you in the rightdirection!

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## Wonderlic Test Practice Question 23 | Answer Explanation

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Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 23

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 11, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 23 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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23. OBTAIN is to __?__ as CATCH is to DROP

A. GRAB

B. JUMP

C. SECURE

D. STEAL

E. FORFEIT

# 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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23. OBTAIN is to __?__ as CATCH is to DROP

A. GRAB

B. JUMP

C. SECURE

D. STEAL

E. FORFEIT

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

We have CATCH and DROP. A sentence that describes the relationship of these two words would be “The opposite of CATCH is DROP”.

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

If we apply that same sentence to the other group we get “The opposite of OBTAIN is [BLANK].” The word that best completes that sentence is FORFEIT.

Use relationship sentences

to make analogies clearer.

# Another Wonderlic test sample 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.