During a job interview last week I was given the Wonderlic Test. Heading into the interview I had no idea it was going to be administered nor had I really ever taken the time to figure out how the test is given or what questions it asks. The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test is a 50 question, 12 minute exam designed to measure the learning and problem-solving abilities of potential employees. The scoring scale is one point per correct answer. Subjects with average intelligence are expected to score in the area of 20 points, and those who can’t muster double-digits are considered to be illiterate.
Two Sample Questions:
1) In the following set of words, which word is different from the others? 1) copper, 2) nickel, 3) aluminum, 4) wood, 5) bronze.
2) A rectangular bin, completely filled, holds 640 cubic feet of grain. If the bin is 8 feet wide and 10 feet long, how deep is it?