Friday, February 23, 2007

Wonderlic

This is the big week: the wonderlic test is administered.  You may recall that last year, Vince Young failed to perform on the test, and was chided and derided for it.  But, he had the last laugh didn't he?
 
Think you can pass the test?  Here are a few sample questions from the test:
 
1. Assume the first 2 statements are true. Is the final one:
1. True
2. False
3. Not certain
The boy plays baseball. All baseball players wear hats. The boy wears a hat.
 
 
2. Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will 4 pads cost?
 
 
3. How many of the five pairs of items 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.
4. PRESENT, RESENT — Do these words:
1. Have similar meanings
2. Have contradictory meanings
3. Mean neither the same nor opposite
5. A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?
 
6. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for sixty cents?
 
7. The ninth month of the year is:
1. October
2. January
3. June
4. September
5. May
 
8. Which number in the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?
7
.8
31
.33
2
 
 

9. 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 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?

 

10. 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 than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?

 

11. Assume the first two statements are true. Is the final one:

1. True
2. False
3. Not certain

Tom greeted Beth. Beth greeted Dawn. Tom did not greet Dawn.

 

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

Time's up.

 

 

The answers....

1. True

2. 84 cents

3. 1

4. 3

5. 300 feet

6. 6 feet

7. September

8. .33

9. 17

10. $560

11. not certain

12. 40 years old

 

To get your wonderlic score, you're supposed to multiply each correct answer by 4.16.

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