Wonderlic : Verbal Logic

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Example Question #1 : Verbal Logic

1. All writers live in fear of a lonely, penniless death.

2. I live in fear of a lonely, penniless death.

3. I am a writer.

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

Possible Answers:

False

True

Uncertain

Correct answer:

Uncertain

Explanation:

There is not enough information given to say if the third statement is true. The relationship between the two sentences is only directly true in one direction, namely that all writers live in fear of a lonely penniless death. It does NOT hold that all people who live in fear of a penniless death are, by definition, writers. It is possible that the speaker is a writer, but the logic of the statement's does not necessitate that this is so.

Example Question #1 : Verbal Logic

All ducks like oranges.

Fluffy does not like oranges.

Is Fluffy a duck?

Possible Answers:

Yes

No

Maybe

Correct answer:

No

Explanation:

Suppose Fluffy is a duck. Then by the first statement, Fluffy must like oranges. But by the second statement, Fluffy hates oranges, so this would be a contradiction. Therefore, Fluffy cannot be a duck.

Example Question #3 : Verbal Logic

Which of these words does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Nylon

Polyester

Plastic

Wood

Correct answer:

Wood

Explanation:

"Polyester," "plastic," and "nylon" are all synthetic materials. Thus, the odd word out is "wood," which can be used as building material, but is organic, or naturally occurring.

Example Question #1 : Verbal Logic

Which of the given words does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Run

Skip

Drive

Jump

Correct answer:

Drive

Explanation:

All of the given options are verbs related to movement. Only "drive," however, relates to the use or movement of a machine, facilitated by a person. All of the other verbs relate directly to human locomotion.

Example Question #1 : Odd Word Out

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Yard

Mile

Kilometer

Foot

Liter

Correct answer:

Liter

Explanation:

"Foot," "yard," "mile," and "kilometer" all refer to units of length. "Liter" is not like the others in that it is a unit of capacity.

Example Question #1 : Odd Word Out

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Fifty

Ten

Thousand

Million

Hundred

Correct answer:

Fifty

Explanation:

"Ten, " "hundred," "thousand," and "million" all refer to powers of ten. "Fifty" does not.

Example Question #1 : Odd Word Out

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Kilogram

Acre

Inch

Pound

Gallon

Correct answer:

Kilogram

Explanation:

The acre, the gallon, the pound, and the inch are all units of measurement from the English system of measurement. The kilogram is different in that it is a unit of measurement from the metric system.

Example Question #1 : Analogies

Complete the analogy:

Triangle is to three as hexagon is to ______________.

Possible Answers:

four

eight

two

six

five

Correct answer:

six

Explanation:

Each part of the analogy matches the type of figure with its number of sides. A triangle has three sides; a hexagon has six.

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