# Wonderlic Practice Test #1

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#### Of the following dates, which is the latest?

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Explanation:
June 2, 2055 is the latest date of those listed. Obviously, the 2054 dates occurred prior to the 2055 dates. Since January 6 occurs before June 2, June 2, 2055 is the latest date.

#### In the following sentence a word is in bold. What is an antonym for that word?

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Explanation:
In this sentence the word anxiously means eagerly, therefore the antonym or opposite of that word would be uneager. Eagerly and excitedly refer to an anticipation, which are synonyms to anxiously. Sadly totally changes the context and adds an element of emotion that the original sentence does not convey.

#### What is the missing number in the following sequence? 78, 66, ____, 42, 30

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Explanation:
54 is 12 fewer than 66 and 12 more than 42. The sequence is counting backwards by 12. Option A is incorrect, since this would decrease by 15 instead of 12. Option B is incorrect since this would decrease by 13, instead of 12. Option D is incorrect since this would decrease by 11 instead of 12.

#### A company sold 48 products in June, 20 in July, 76 in August, and 80 in September. Which graph accurately represents their sales?

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Explanation:
The graph accurately represents the company’s sales for the months of June, July, August, and September. Chart b shows a sharp increase followed by a significant decline, which does not match the original company’s sales report. Option C shows two strong increases followed by a decline, which does not correlate with the company’s sales report.

#### A college professor teaches a class of 80 students. Fourteen students are business majors, six are education majors, and the rest are undecided. What percentage of the class is undecided?

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Explanation:
75%.
Fourteen and six equals twenty, leaving sixty undecided. Sixty is 75% or ¾ of eighty. Answer (a) is incorrect, because half of eighty is forty. C is incorrect because 60% of of eighty is forty-eight. D is incorrect because 25% of eighty is twenty.

#### Afraid is to scared as brave is to _______.

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Explanation:
Courageous is a synonym to brave as afraid is a synonym to scared. B and C are incorrect because they are antonyms to brave. Trustworthy is incorrect because it is not a synonym to brave

#### An organization hosts monthly meals for families in the community. In March, 70 people attended the meal. In April, 60 attended. Their highest attendance was in May, with 20 more than April. What is their average monthly attendance?

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Explanation:
When you add 20 to April’s attendance, you have 80. 70+60+80 is 210. 210 divided by 3 is 70.

#### If the first two statements are true, is the final statement true? Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting all of the fifth grade classes’ money for the school fundraiser. Sally attends Mrs. Jones’ school. Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting Sally’s money for the fundraiser.

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Explanation:
The correct answer is uncertain. Without knowing Sally’s grade, we cannot determine whether Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting her money or not. If Sally is in 5th grade, Mrs. Jones is responsible, but if she is not in fifth grade, Mrs. Jones is not responsible.

#### Which THREE choices are needed to create the figure on the left? Only pieces of the same color may overlap.

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Explanation:
The three squares needed are B, C, and D. E cannot be used because the bottom right corner is gray not orange. B must be used because it has the only yellow in the second row left. C must be used because it has the only 3rd row right orange piece. D must be used because it has the only first row yellow left piece.

#### In the following sentence, one word is bold. What is the definition of the bold word in the context of the sentence? The student did not attend to the teacher throughout the entire lecture.

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Explanation:
The correct answer is to pay attention to the teacher throughout the entire lecture. It is possible to be present without paying attention, therefore is not the correct definition. In this sentence the student was not taking care of or taking charge of the situation, only paying attention to the teacher.

#### A movie premiered this weekend. 250 people attended the first showing. Of the 250, 75 were adults above the age of 40, 50 were between the ages of 20 and 40, and 25 were teenagers ages 13-19. What percentage of the attendees were children under 12?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is 40%. When adding 75, 50, and 25, you find that 150 attendees were over the age of 12. This means 100 attendees were 12 and under. 100 is 40% of 250.

#### Which of the following is the smallest number?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is .124. One tenth is smaller than three tenths and five tenths. .124 is smaller than 1.24, as well.

#### In the following set of words, which is different from the others?

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Explanation:
The answer is hip hop. Although hip hop is a style of dance, the other three listed are all styles of ballroom dance. Hip hop is not a ballroom style.

#### Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?

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Explanation:
(Rome wasn’t built in a day.) and (Good things come to those who wait.) are the two proverbs with similar meanings. “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and “Good things come to those who wait,” both emphasize the importance of patience. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today,” addresses procrastination. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” says sometimes there is good mixed in with the bad, so be careful when making changes. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” reminds one that what you have is worth more than what you think you would like to have or obtain.

#### If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true? Mr. Reed teaches all of the advanced math classes at his school. Billy attends Mr. Reed’s school and is in an advanced math class. Mr. Reed is Billy’s math teacher.

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Explanation:
The correct answer is yes. Billy attends the school where Mr. Reed teaches ALL of the advanced math classes. Billy is in an advanced math class at this school, therefore Mr. Reed is Billy’s math teacher.

#### If four boxes of crackers cost \$5.68, how much would three boxes cost?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is \$4.26. If four boxes cost \$5.68, one would cost \$1.42. \$1.42 times three is \$4.26.