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This page is under construction.  For examples of how subtest questions might be presented have a look at the sample pages from the Pre-K and Kindergarten ERB/WPPSI®-III Test Practice (complete set with blocks)
Part of the WPPSI test protocol is to see how children respond when exposed to questions of a type they haven't seen before.  The following information is all public domain but we suggest that we use it to inform yourself as to the WPPSI rather than focusing in on attempting to expose your child to problems that look just like these.
The WPPSI- III is composed of 14 subtests. 
Block Design
While viewing a constructed model or a picture in a Stimulus Book, the child uses one- or two-colour blocks to re-create the design within a specified time limit.



Information - For Picture Items, the child responds to a question by choosing a picture from four response options. For Verbal Items, the child answers questions that address a broad range of general knowledge topics.

Matrix Reasoning - The child looks at an incomplete matrix and selects the missing portion from 4 or 5 response options.

Vocabulary -For Picture Items, the child names pictures that are displayed in a Stimulus Book. For Verbal Items, the child gives definitions for words that the examiner reads aloud.

Picture Concepts - The child is presented with two or three rows of pictures and chooses one picture from each row to form a group with a common characteristic.

Symbol Search - The child scans a search group and indicates whether a target symbol matches any of the symbols in the search group.

Word Reasoning The child is asked to identify the common concept being described in a series of increasingly specific clues.

Coding - The child copies symbols that are paired with simple geometric shapes. Using a key, the child draws each symbol in its corresponding shape.

Comprehension.  The child answers questions based on his or her understanding of general principles and social situations.

Picture Completion - The child views a picture and then points to or names the important missing part.

Similarities - The child is read an incomplete sentence containing two concepts that share a common characteristic. The child is asked to complete the sentence by providing a response that reflects the shared characteristic.

Receptive Vocabulary - The child looks at a group of four pictures and points to the one the examiner names aloud.

Object Assembly - The child is presented with the pieces of a puzzle in a standard arrangement and fits the pieces together to form a meaningful whole within 90 seconds.

Picture Naming - The child names pictures that are displayed in a Stimulus Book.