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Sample WISC Questions

Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the WISC®-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®, Fifth Edition)? Here are five examples.

IMPORTANT: While the WISC®-V sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will see on the exam, they aren’t taken directly from the actual test that’s being administered this year.

WISC®-V Sample Question #1 — Fluid Reasoning, Figure Weights:

Parent, say to your child: “Which one of these (point to the answer choices) weighs the same as this (point to the star on the left side of the question mark)?”

WISC®-V Sample Question #2 — Verbal Comprehension, Vocabulary:

Parent, say to your child: “I’m going to show you some pictures. First I’ll tell you a word, and then I want you to point to the picture of that word. Let’s begin! Now, point to the weather vane.”

WISC®-V Sample Question #3 — Verbal Comprehension, Similarities:

Parent, ask your child this question out loud: “How are morning and afternoon alike?” (Answer: They’re both times in a day.)

WISC®-V Sample Question #4 — Fluid Reasoning, Matrix Reasoning/ Serial Order Matrices:

Parent, say this to your child: “Do you see the figures inside these boxes? They form a pattern. Choose the figure in the answer row below that continues the pattern.”

WISC®-V Sample Question #5 — Working Memory, Digit Span:

Parent, say to your child: “Let’s play a game. I’m going to say some numbers. When I am finished, I want you to repeat them exactly as I said them.” Then, recite the numbers below very clearly with exactly one number per second:

9 – 4 – 2 – 7 – 8 – 0 – 3

Be sure to change your voice register at the end of the series so your child knows it is over and time to repeat the number sequence back to you.

Answers: 2, 4th from left, They are both times in a day, 2, 9-4-2-7-8-0-3
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Marie says:

My Doon will be tested for perceptual learning disabilities…. wanted to see what the questions were like . Thank you

madhulikalala says:

This is real fun. Can’t wait to give the test

tracy says:

Very helpful info, thank you for posting this