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The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test 

The Wonderlic test is intended to measure your basic adult language and math skills.

Wonderlic Basic Skills Test

Whether you are a prospective student or a job applicant, this test checks your chances to succeed in your new school or job.

The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test consists of two 20 minute sections: verbal (50 questions) and quantitative (45 questions). However, it's important to note that some workplaces only use one part of the test, according to their specific needs.

What Is on Basic Skills Tests?

Basic skills exams feature both verbal and quantitative sections, with each section containing various questions types.

Verbal Skills Tests

These questions are important because they assess skills that are related to the comprehension and understanding of language. 

Verbal reasoning questions are used to measure your ability to understand, analyze, and interpret information.

The Wonderlic Basic Skills Verbal section contains 50 questions, and the time allotted is 20 minutes. Solving all the questions within this time limit is difficult, but try to think quickly and provide the maximum number of correct answers possible.

For instance, you may be tested on anagrams, antonyms vs. synonyms, metaphors, and common or colloquial sayings. 

Or you might be given a sentence such as: “An arm has two monkeys." After reading this statement, you will be asked if the sentence can be arranged into a proper sentence.

Some of the topics covered are:
  • Sentence completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence construction
  • Information retrieval
  • Understanding of "how-to" instructions
  • Recognizing grammar mistakes

Verbal Basic Skills Assessment Sample Questions

1. Wire is to electricity as _____ is to water.

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

To solve this question correctly, it is necessary to understand the relationship between wire and electricity.

Creating a sentence with the first pair of words and applying it to the second pair is a useful method for solving this type of question. 

Electricity flows through a wire.

Now, we can try to apply this relation to water:
A. Water flows through a cloud.
B. Water flows through a lake.
C. Water flows through a boiler.
D. Water flows through a faucet.
E. Water flows through a pipe.


2. Choose the word that best indicates the meaning of the underlined word.

The information collected does not pertain to that incident.
A. influence
B. amount
C. relate
D. subsitute
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Pertain means to relate to someone or something.


Quantitative Skills Tests

Also known as basic numeracy or numerical literary quantitative questions assess your ability to understand basic mathematical concepts and carry out simple arithmetic calculations.

Such calculations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Can you use a calculator for the Wonderlic test?

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring one into the test with you.

The Wonderlic Basic Skills Quantitative section contains 45 questions in a 20-minute time limit.

Solving all the questions in this timeframe is very difficult, but try to think quickly to provide the maximum number of correct answers possible.

You generally have a very short amount of time to answer these questions, normally less than 20 seconds per question. In addition, you are not permitted to use a calculator.

The most common principles examined in these tests are:
  • The four basic operations
  • Computing rates, proportions, and percentages in applied contexts
  • Solving variable expressions and equations
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Rounding numbers and averages
  • Basic geometry concepts

Quantitative Basic Skills Assessment Sample Questions:

Let's start when an easy one. 1/8 + 1/7= ?

A. 8/56
B. 35/56
C. 15/56
D. 16/22
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

When adding/subtracting fractions with different denominators we must first find their least common denominator:


Are you ready for a harder one? 

A bicycle rider has completed 15 miles out of an 86 mile-long route. If he travels at a rate of 14.2 miles per hour, how many hours will it take him to complete the remaining distance?

A. 5
B. 4.3
C. 4.5
D. 7
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

We are asked to calculate how many hours it will take a cyclist to complete an 86 mile route, after he already rode 15 miles.

Therefore, we must calculate how long it will take the cyclist to ride 86-15 miles, given the fact that he is riding at a pace of 14.2 miles.

We can use the formula, Time = Distance/Speed.
We need to find Time.

Distance = 86-15 = 71 miles.
Speed - 14.2 mph.

Time = Distance/Speed 71/14.2 = 5.


WBST Test Tips 

1. Do not spend too much time on any one question, skipping difficult questions is allowed.

2. Using a calculator or any other external device is forbidden, but make sure you have some scratch paper and pen or pencil to assist you in your calculations.

3. If you find yourself stuck, guess! Guessing does not take off points and it’s certainly better than leaving a question unanswered.

4. Pay attention to the answers! Sometimes ruling out unreasonable answers can prove to be an efficient problem-solving strategy.

5. Generally, the questions increase in difficulty throughout the test.


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Wonderlic Basic Skills Test Passing Score:

The WBST verbal and quantitative sections are graded separately each out of a total of 500 points.

Different schools and jobs have varying standards for a passing grade, which will usually feature on the institution's website.

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