Wonderlic : General Knowledge and Recognition

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Wonderlic

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Wonderlic

The ninth month of the year is _________________.

Possible Answers:

August

October

September

November

Correct answer:

September

Explanation:

This is a simple calendar knowledge question. September is the ninth month of the year, preceded by August, the eighth month of the year, and followed by October, the tenth month of the year.

Example Question #1 : Reasoning With Dates

How many days will elapse between the beginning of July 7 and the beginning of September 7?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

July has 31 days, so 31 days will pass from the beginning of July 7 to the beginning August 7; August has 31 days, so 31 more days will pass to the beginning of September 7. This makes a total of 62 days.

Example Question #1 : Simple Number Function Recognition

In the following list, each value of is calculated from its value of the same way. Fill in the blank.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

is calculated from by taking the square of , then affixing a negative symbol in front if and only if  is odd. Therefore, to get the that corresponds to , first, square 5:

Next, affix a negative symbol in front to make it , the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Simple Number Function Recognition

A sequence begins as follows:

What number will replace the circle?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The sequence of numbers is formed by starting with 5, and, for each consecutive term, adding a quantity that begins with 3 and doubles each time. The sequence is:

- the number that replaces the square;

- the number that replaces the circle.

Example Question #1 : Recognizing Duplicate Pairs Of Names Or Titles

Wilson Ramos AND Wilson Ramos

Dr. Kevin Banks AND Dr. Kevin Banks

D'Angelo Wilson AND DAngelo Wilson

DeMarcus Crossly AND DeMarcus Crossly

How many of the given pairs are exact duplicates of one another?

Possible Answers:

1

2

4

3

Correct answer:

3

Explanation:

All of these pairs of names are duplicates, with the exception of "D'Angelo Wilson and DAngelo Wilson." Oe of these names includes an apostrophe and the other does not. 

Example Question #1 : General Knowledge And Recognition

Examine the following ten names. How many pairs of exact duplicates are there?

Wiles, Andrew

Newton, Issac

Turing, Alan

Bowen, Rufus

Rudin, Mary

Turing, Alan

Bown, Rufus

Willes, Andrew

Newton, Issac

Ruddin, Mary

Possible Answers:

Four

One

Five

Three

Two

Correct answer:

Two

Explanation:

The names are rearranged in alphabetical order, by last name.

The duplicated names appear in boldface:

Bowen, Rufus

Bown, Rufus

Newton, Issac

Newton, Issac

Rudin, Mary

Ruddin, Mary

Turing, Alan

Turing, Alan

Wiles, Andrew

Willes, Andrew

The correct response is two.

Example Question #1 : Recognizing Duplicate Pairs Of Words

How many of these pairs of words are exact duplicates?

1) quadrilateral AND quadriateral

2) obtuse AND obtuse

3) isosceles AND isoseles

4) circumference AND circumference

5) radian AND radian

Possible Answers:

One

Four

Two

Three

Five

Correct answer:

Three

Explanation:

The exact matches are in boldface; the unmatched words are noted, with their difference:

1) quadrilateral AND quadriateral

["l" is missing from the second word]

2) obtuse AND obtuse

[exact match]

3) isosceles AND isoseles

["c" is missing from the second word]

4) circumference AND circumference

[exact match]

5) radian AND radian

[exact match]

The correct response is three.

Example Question #1 : Vocabulary

To obstruct something is to _______________ that thing.

Possible Answers:

hamper

facilitate

obliterate

smolder

Correct answer:

hamper

Explanation:

"Obstruct" and "hamper" are synonyms. "Facilitate" is an antonym to "obstruct." The other two answer options are not relevant to this definition.

Example Question #2 : Vocabulary

Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "aggravate"?

Possible Answers:

Worsen

Soothe

Sicken

Laugh

Correct answer:

Worsen

Explanation:

"Aggravate" means "to worsen," such as in the case of an injury, or a negative situation. And example of the use of the word:

"John only aggravated an already unpleasant situation with his inflammatory remarks."

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