PRE-EMPLOYMENT EXAMS

Free Wonderlic Practice Test

**Alex Hollis**, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

Updated Jan 2019

This is a free Wonderlic sample test that mimics a real 50 question, 12-minute Wonderlic, written specifically for anyone taking the WPT-R for a job interview or the Wonderlic SLE to get into an academic program.

If you fall into either of those buckets, or you are taking the short 30-question version of the exam, then this test will give you a very realistic idea of what your exam will look like. I include the answers after the exam with links to answer explanations.

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**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 EXACERBATE is to ARGUMENT.

A. WATER

B. FUEL

C. BLANKET

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 in the following 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 your 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. An archer misses 60% of his shots. How many shots must he make before he gets 100 hits?

A. 250

B. 166

C. 400

D. 600

E. 140

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

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**Wonderlic Test Answers**

You will find the Wonderlic test questions repeated below with the answers included. Click the answer to open a new tab with the explanation.

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. 3

**Answer: C.**

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 EXACERBATE is to ARGUMENT.

A. WATER

B. FUEL

C. BLANKET

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 in the following 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 your 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. An archer misses 60% of his shots. How many shots must he make before he gets 100 hits?

A. 250

B. 166

C. 400

D. 600

E. 140

**Answer: A.**

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.**

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29 answered in 12 minutes

28 were correct

In question 10, “number of acquisitions” should probably be “revenues” instead.