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How Would You Score on NFL's Wonderlic Test?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It's been widely reported that Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy scored 48 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test -- the test the NFL uses to gauge the intelligence of college prospects. Analysts say the high score can actually hurt McElroy's draft position because his intelligence could be a threat to coaches.

How do you think you would score on the test? Are you too smart like McElroy? Here is a sample test (answers below):

1. Look at the row of numbers below. What number should come next? ___________

    8   4   2   1   1/2   1/4   ?

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2. Assume the first two statements are true.

  1. The boy plays baseball.
  2. All baseball players wear hats.
  3. The boy wears a hat

   Is the final one:
    True
    False
    Not Certain

3. Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will four pads cost? ___________

4. How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates? ___________

      Nieman, K. M.

Neiman, K. M.

      Thomas, G. K.

Thomas, C. K.

      Hoff, J. P.

Hoff, J. P.

      Pino, L. R.

Pina, L. R.

     Warner, T. S.

Wanner, T. S.

5. PRESENT/RESERVE, Do these words:

    have similar meanings;
    have contradictory meaning;
    mean neither the same nor opposite?

6. (Disregard)

7. A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in
    three seconds? ___________

8. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for sixty cents? ___________

9. The ninth month of the year is:

    October
    January
    June
    September
    May

10. Which number in the following group of numbers represent the smallest amount? _________

      7   .8   31   .33   2

11. In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the
      larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using a smaller type, a page contains
      2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be
      in smaller type? ___________

12. The hours of daylight and darkness in September are nearest equal to the hours of daylight
      and darkness in:

     June
     March
     May
     November;

13. Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests
     $9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less
     does x receive compared to having the profits divided in proportion to the amounts
     invested by X, Y, and Z?

14. Assume the first two statements are true.

  1. Tom greeted Beth.
  2. Beth greeted Dawn
  3. Tom did not greet Dawn

   Is the final one:
     True
     False
     Not Certain

15. A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 23 what will be the age
      of his sister? ___________

ANSWERS:

 

Question No.

Correct Answer

      1

1/8

      2

True

      3

84

      4

1

      5

Neither same nor opposite

      6

4

      7

300

      8

6

      9

September

     10

.33

     11

17

     12

March

     13

560

     14

Not Certain

     15

40