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:

True

False

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 : Logical Conclusions Given Two True Statements

All ducks like oranges.

Fluffy does not like oranges.

Is Fluffy a duck?

Possible Answers:

Maybe

No

Yes

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 #1 : Verbal Logic

Which of these words does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Wood

Nylon

Plastic

Polyester

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:

Drive

Jump

Skip

Run

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 : Verbal Logic

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Foot

Liter

Mile

Kilometer

Yard

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 : Verbal Logic

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Hundred

Fifty

Thousand

Ten

Million

Correct answer:

Fifty

Explanation:

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

Example Question #1 : Verbal Logic

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

Inch

Acre

Gallon

Pound

Kilogram

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 : Verbal Logic

Complete the analogy:

Triangle is to three as hexagon is to ______________.

Possible Answers:

six

five

eight

two

four

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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