Wonderlic Basic Skills

The Wonderlic Basic Skills has 2 parts

Part 1 – Reading Comprehension and English Grammar

Part 2 – Basic math, geometry, data interpretation, basic algebra and Word Problems


Wonderlic Cognitive

The Wonderlic Cognitive has the following:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Basic Math
  • Word Problems
  • Logic
  • General Knowledge

Reading Comprehension

Below is more detailed list of the types of reading comprehension questions that generally appear on the test.

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Make predictions
  • Vocabulary – Give the definition of a word from context
  • Summarize

Wonderlic Tests with Reading Comprehension

Basic   –   Cognitive Ability  —  SLE

English Grammar

Questions likely to appear on the test

  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Meaning in Context (Vocabulary)
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence Structure

Tests with English Grammar



English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions
Correcting Sentences and Paragraphs

Basic Math

  • Fractions, Percent and Decimals
  • Exponents, Radicals and Square Root
  • Order of Operation

How to Study for a Math Test

Wonderlic Tests with Basic Math

Basic   —   Cognitive   —   Scholastic Level



Basic Math – 10 questions
Basic Math 2 – 10 questions
Word Problems Tutorial
Fractions, Percent and Decimals – 14 questions
Order of Operation – 6 questions

Data Interpretation

  • Interpret data in graph or chart form
  • Graph data
  • Calculate mean, median and mode


Wonderlic Tests with Data Interpretation

BasicScholastic Level (SLE)

Basic Geometry

  • Slope of a line
  • Identify linear equations from a graph
  • Calculate perimeter, circumference and volume
  • Solve problems using the Pythagorean theorem

Test with Basic Geometry



  • Ratio and proportion
  • Linear equations with 1 and 2 variables

Test with Basic Algebra



Linear Equations (1 variable) – 5 questions
Linear Equations (2 variables) – 5 questions
Solving Inequalities


Test with Logic Questions


Practice Questions

Vocabulary Practice Questions – 11 questions
Vocabulary Practice II – 10 questions

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Date Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Date Modified: Thursday, June 16th, 2022