Quiz on calculating wages for students. Quiz on calculating wages for students. The wage a person earns for a task is also referred to as a salary. Wages are received by workers at the end of two weeks or a month in some countries. Wages are calculated over a period of time; in some cases wages are calculated by hour, by day or by week of work done. This quiz contains word problems in which students have to solve with the goal being to find the amount of money paid over a period of type.