Wonderlic Practice Test

Good cognitive thinking skills include long and short term memory, auditory processing, visual processing, processing speed, logic and reasoning. These are the same skills that IQ tests measure in order to determine IQ.

One of the tests that schools and employers are using to determine cognitive thinking and IQ, is the Wonderlic test. The Wonderlic test was developed by Eldon F. Wonderlic and is 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 12 minutes. It covers months and dates, patterns, ordering, graphs, logic, spatial reasoning, shape patterns, 3D shapes, English, antonyms, synonyms, rearranging sentences analogies, word problems, ratios, averages, percentages and algebraic problems.

Employers will collect your score and compare it to a professional standard. For instance if you want to be a programmer you have to score around 29 to be considered. Only about 3% of people actually finish the test in the 12 minutes, but you should try to finish as it will increase your chance of getting a higher score.

Here are some example Wonderlic practice questions to test yourself on.


A company selected 3 out of their 90 employees who will be moved to a new office they are opening up in a new city. _?_ of their employees were selected.

  • .033%
  • .33%
  • 3.3%
  • 33%
  • 333%

A pack of paper costs 24 cents. 4 packs will cost _?_.

  • $0.88
  • $0.96
  • $1.04
  • $1.16

The words ADOPT and ADAPT have _?_ meanings.

  • similar
  • contradictory
  • unrelated

An 8-year-old boy is half his sister’s age. When the boy is 12, how old will his sister be?

  • 16
  • 4
  • 20
  • 18
  • 32

Which of the following is the earliest date?

  • Feb. 19, 1896
  • Feb. 19, 1986
  • Jan. 28, 1988
  • Jan. 29, 1896
  • Jan. 24, 1896

A pack of paper costs 24 cents. 4 packs will cost _?_.

  • $0.88
  • $0.96
  • $1.04
  • $1.16

A bag has 90 fruits in it. There are 9 times as many oranges as there are apples. The bag has _?_ apples in it.

  • 9
  • 27
  • 45
  • 54
  • 81

A car traveled 11.5 miles in 15 minutes. How many miles per hour was it traveling?

  • 52.5
  • 70
  • 48.5
  • 65
  • 46

Brain’s energy bill was $200 in September. It was $50 more that that is October and it was $200 more in November than it ws in October. What was his average bill over these three months?

  • $900
  • $450
  • $300
  • $250
  • $125

Chain sells for $0.35 per foot. How many feet of chain can you buy with 2.10?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

One word below appears in bold. What is the OPPOSITE of that word?

The teacher instructed her students to read the directions incompletely prior to beginning their assignment.

  • inadequately
  • partially
  • conscientiously
  • deficiently
  • incompetently

Ticket at the movie theater are $9.00 for adults. Seniors receive a discount and only have to pay $6.00. The capacity of the theater is 80 people. If the theater was at full capacity and made $675, the _?_ seniors bought tickets for the movie.

  • 15
  • 30
  • 45
  • 60
  • 75

A box has 99 pairs of socks in it. There are 2 times as many red socks as the are blue socks. The box has _?_ red socks in it.

  • 99
  • 81
  • 75
  • 66
  • 33

LARGE is to ELEPHANT as _?_ is to MOUSE.

  • FAST
  • GARGANTUAN
  • QUICK
  • SMALL
  • BROWN

John’s restaurant on 150 Main Street has 120 tables, but 30% of these tables are reserved. Therefore __?__ tables are available.

  • 36
  • 50
  • 84
  • 108

The words OBLIGATORY and UNNECESSARY have _?_ meanings.

  • similar
  • contradictory
  • unrelated

A used book store bought $500 worth of books. They sold the books for $1,200, making $7.00 per book. There were _?_ books involved.

  • 50
  • 100
  • 150
  • 200
  • 250

After folding these cube, squares into cube, a closed cube, which shaded corner would“ touch the “corner “X”?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • F

A train travels 15 feet in 1/4 second. A this same rate, travel _?_ feet in 3 seconds.

  • 120
  • 150
  • 180
  • 230
  • 270

A team played 90 games, wining 80% of them. This means the team lost _?_ games.

  • 9
  • 18
  • 25
  • 50
  • 72

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.

  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 600
  • 800

A car parts store bought $600 worth of parts. They sold the parts for $1,800, making $3.00 per part. There were _?_ car parts involved.

  • 50
  • 100
  • 200
  • 250
  • 400

Four individuals pool money together to start a new business and agree to split the profits equally. N invests $6,000, X invests $2,000, Y invests $8,000 and Z invests $4,000. If the profits for the first month were $100,000, Y receives _?_ less than if the profits were divided in proportion to and how much they invested.

  • $40,000
  • $25,000
  • $15,000
  • $8,000
  • $2,000

A professional basketball team played 80 games this season and won 62 of them, meaning they won _?_ of their games.

  • 48%
  • 50%
  • 77%
  • 80%
  • 82.5%

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.

  • 62
  • 66
  • 70
  • 74
  • 78

What is the next number in the series? 129 116 103 90 77 _?_

  • 56
  • 60
  • 64
  • 68
  • 72

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

Kevin shook hands with Margaret.
Margaret shook hands with Steven.

Kevin shook hands with Steven.

  • Yes
  • No

Rope sells for $0.17 per foot. How many feet of rope can you buy with $0.68?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

A plane sells 80 tickets for a flight with 120 seats, meaning they sold tickets for _?_ of their seats.

  • 45%
  • 50%
  • 60%
  • 66%
  • 75%

How many matches are there?

Brian, ------ JBrain, J.
DD Betts ------ DD Betts
Crain, RJ ----- Crain, R.J.
Ste.Mec. ------- Ste.Mec.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

A consulting company keeps 50 staff members in their local office between Monday and Friday, but only 15 on Saturday and Sunday. The average number of staff members in the office per day is _?_

  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 50