Watson Glaser Practice Test

This is a practice Watson Glaser test that simulates a real Watson Glaser aptitude test. 

The test has 10 questions and you should aim to complete the test within 10 minutes.

All questions are multiple-choice. 

Make sure you read a question in full before answering.

Answers and explanations to the questions are provided at the end of the test.

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Watson Glaser: question 1 of 10

Following a reduction in the number of applicants, the college has been asking students to evaluate faculty teaching performance for the last two years. The college's management announced that the purpose of these evaluations is to give information to faculty about teachers' strengths and weaknesses, and to allow those who make decisions about pay raises and promotions to reward the better teachers. Last week, Professor Burke, a recently retired senior lecturer at the college, wrote a letter in which he objected to these evaluations, claiming they compromise academic standards.

There is more to the management's announced intentions than those mentioned by them in the passage.


Watson Glaser: question 2 of 10

Following a reduction in the number of applicants, the college has been asking students to evaluate faculty teaching performance for the last two years. The college's management announced that the purpose of these evaluations is to give information to faculty about teachers' strengths and weaknesses, and to allow those who make decisions about pay raises and promotions to reward the better teachers. Last week, Professor Burke, a recently retired senior lecturer at the college, wrote a letter in which he objected to these evaluations, claiming they compromise academic standards.

There have been cases in which college staff deliberately lowered their standards in order to win over student favour on these evaluations.


Watson Glaser: question 3 of 10

Physician: People who wish to prevent kidney stones should drink three glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice a day.

Proposed Assumption: Oranges are available throughout the year.


Watson Glaser: question 4 of 10

A lack of courtesy among staff members implies that the managers were unsuccessful in their role.

Proposed Assumption: Nowadays, managers of employees with low courtesy levels want to be seen as successful.


Watson Glaser: question 5 of 10

All Stand-up comedians are optimistic. If you are a violinist, then you must be optimistic.

If you are not optimistic, then you are neither a violinist, nor a Stand-up comedian


Watson Glaser: question 6 of 10

Some citizens pay taxes. Many citizens receive income support.

People who pay taxes do not receive income support


Watson Glaser: question 7 of 10

Twenty year-old Alex has won a national competition to find Britain’s most multi-lingual student. This undergraduate speaks 10 foreign languages: Greek, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, French, Hebrew, Catalan and Italian. Alex plans to spend his award money visiting some of these foreign language speaking countries.

Alex speaks 11 languages including his native one.


Watson Glaser: question 8 of 10

Treating a stroke is a race against time. Clots that block the blood supply prevent the flow of oxygen and sugar to brain cells, which then rapidly die. Recent studies have shown that some brain cells could withstand being starved of oxygen. The aim of researchers today is to develop a drug that can imitate that same effect.

Deprivation of oxygen to the brain is the reason for stroke related impairments.


Watson Glaser: question 9 of 10

Should employees, who have over 5 years of experience in the company, be bound by law to give employers an advance notice of 60 days upon resignation?

Yes; research has shown that when forced to give an advanced notice, many employees have a change of heart and decide to stay, making their workplace a more stable and experienced environment.


Watson Glaser: question 10 of 10

Would stationing speed cameras, alongside main roads, reduce the amount of fatal car accidents?

No; stationing speed cameras alongside main roads promotes a false sense of security.