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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.

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?

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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,

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:

**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.