Sample Wonderlic Test

1. If three inches of rope cost 7 cents, how much would 2 feet of rope cost?

2. What is the next number in the sequence: 5, 10, 20, 40,…?

3. What is the next number in the sequence: 3, 8, 18, 38…?

4. What is the next number in the sequence: 5, 9, 17,33,…?

5. What is the next number in the sequence: 9, 3, 1, 1/3,…?

6. What is the next number in the sequence: 24, 12, 6, 3…?

7. Which of the following numbers represents the greatest amount: 6, 6.0, 0.600, 60?

8. Which of the following numbers represents the smallest amount: 0.400, 0.04, 4.0, 40?

9. Which of the following numbers represents the smallest amount: 3.26, 0.54, 89.00,0.09?

10. Which of the following numbers represents the smallest amount: 3899, 629, 89001, 9867?

Answer Key

1. Answer: 56 cents. First, divide the number of inches in 2 feet (24) by 3;then, multiply this number (8) by the price of 3 inches of rope: 8 x 7 = 56

2. Answer: 80.The next number is found by multiplying the previous number by 2.

3. Answer: 78.The next number is taken by adding one to each number and then multiplying this sum by 2.

4. Answer: 65. The next number is found by multiplyingthe number by 2 and then subtracting one from theproduct.

5. Answer: 1/9.

6. Answer: 1.5. The next number is found by dividing each number by 2.

7. Answer: 60.Be sure to identify the position of the decimal point.

8. Answer: 0.04. Be sure to identify the position of the decimal point.

9. Answer: 0.09. It may be helpful to say the numbers out loud: “9 hundredths” is clearly smaller than “54 hundredths.”

10. Answer: 629. Make sure to note the number of place values rather than simply looking at the value of the first digit in the number.