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“Wonderlic” provides way too many inappropriate joke opportunities

 

The Wonderlic Test has long been administered to NFL prospects to measure their intelligence.  Some Harvard QB is the only fella to score a perfect 50 (besides Beisner, who scored a 9,000), and Vince Young scored a 6 (on his first try).  This year, the high scorer was UL’s Brian Brohm, with a 32.  The lowest, well, we have a tie.

USC’s John David Booty and UK’s Andre’ Woodson both scored a 14.  Now, before anyone is overcome with worry, note that NFL great Terry Bradshaw scored a 15.  However, a 14 is very low, 10 points below average, in fact.  Of course, this test is not a completely accurate measure of intelligence, as with any standardized test. 

What’s that?  Think you could do better, Einstein?  Well, through my sources (Google), I was able to get my hands on some sample questions, probably penned by some 13-year old during his study hall.  Never the less, give it a whirl.  Answers at the bottom:

1.  A physical education class has three times as many girls as boys.  During a class basketball game, the girls average 18 points each, and the class as a whole averages 17 points per person.  How many points does each boy score on average? 

2.  Randolph has 8 ties, 6 pairs of pants, and 4 dress shirts.  How many days could he possibly go without wearing the same combination of these three items? 

3.  John is a mechanic.  He makes $8.50 an hour, plus $3 extra for every oil change he performs.  Last week he worked 36 hours and performed 17 oil changes.  How much money did he make? 

4.  A box of staples has a length of 6 cm, a width of 7 cm, and a volume of 378 cm cubed.  What is the height of the box? 

5.  What is the average of all of the integers from 13 to 37? 

6.  A basketball player averaged 20 points a game over the course of six games.  His scores in five of those games were 23, 18, 16, 24, and 27.  How many points did he score in the sixth game? 

7Arnold is about to go on a 500-mile car trip.  His mechanic recommends that he buy a special highway engine oil that will save him 50 cents in gas for every 25 miles of the trip.  This new oil, however, will cost $20.  Is it worthwhile for Arnold to buy the oil if he has a coupon for $4 dollars off the price? 

8. If three inches of rope cost 7 cents, how much would 2 feet of rope cost? 

9. What is the next number in the sequence: 5, 10, 20, 40,…? 

10.  What is the next number in the sequence: 3, 8, 18, 38…?  

11.  What is the next number in the sequence: 5, 9, 17,33,…? 

12.  What is the next number in the sequence: 9, 3, 1, 1/3,…? 

13.  What is the next number in the sequence: 24, 12, 6, 3…? 

14.  Which of the following numbers represents the greatest amount: 6, 6.0, 0.600, 60? 

15.  Which of the following numbers represents the smallest amount: 0.400, 0.04, 4.0, 40? 

16.  Which of the following numbers represents the smallest amount: 3.26, 0.54, 89.00, 0.09? 

17. Which of the following numbers represents the smallest amount: 3899, 629, 89001, 9867? 

18. CREDIT  CREDENCE  These words:

A: Have similar meanings. B: Have opposite meanings. C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

19.  VINTAGE  NOVELTY  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

20.  ASPIRE  SPIRE  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

21.  PRODUCE  REDUCE  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

22.  ABSTAIN  RETAIN  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

23.  CONVERT  INVERT  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

24.  RESUME  ASSUME  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

25.  SIEGE  BESIEGE  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

26.  PUNISH SKIRMISH  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

27.  CANDOR  CONDOR  These words:

A: Have similar meanings.B: Have opposite meanings.C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings. 

Answers: 1. 14; 2. 192 days; 3. $357; 4. 9cm; 5. 25; 6. 12; 7. No; 8. 56 cents; 9. 80; 10.78; 11. 65; 12. 1/9; 13. 1.5; 14. 60; 15. .04; 16. .09; 17. 629; 18. A; 19. B; 20. C; 21. B; 22. B; 23. A; 24. C; 25. A; 26. C; 27. C

The text getting really small is not part of the test.  Sorry.

Source: http://www.testprepreview.com/wonderlic_practice.htm

Article written by Evan Hilbert