PRE-EMPLOYMENT EXAMS

 Answer Explanation for Wonderlic Test Question 36

Alex Hollis, Founder & Wonderlic Expert, Beat the Wonderlic

April 10, 2017

The following is an explanation for QUESTION 36 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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 36. __?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.

A. NEED

B. BUY

C. MONEY

D. STORE

E. SALARY

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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 36. __?__ 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.

analogies on the wonderlic test - cat&mouse

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.

Answer: C.

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