How Smart Are You? Take the Wonderlic Test and Find Out

Zach Kruse@@zachkruse2Senior Analyst IFebruary 19, 2013

Along with tests of physical capabilities such as the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and bench press, the NFL Scouting Combine asks all draft-eligible players to perform a standardized, cognitive examination.

It is known as the Wonderlic test.

Players are presented 50 questions to be completed in 12 minutes. The questions are designed to test a person's capacity to learn and ability to problem-solve, although the correlation between a high Wonderlic score and NFL success is debatable.

You can find out more about the Wonderlic test by visiting the official website of the test.

Below, we present you a 15-question Wonderlic sample, taken from both Walter Football and ESPN.

How will you fare?

The answer key is provided at the bottom. 

1. Assume the first two 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 four 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. PRESERVE  RESERVEDo 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 speed, how far will it travel in three seconds?

6. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for 60 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 profits equally. X invests $9,000, Y invests $7,000 and 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?

13. Look at the row of numbers below. Which number should come next?

8 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 ?

14. The hours of daylight and darkness in SEPTEMBER are nearest equal to the hours of daylight and darkness in...

  1. June
  2. March
  3. May 
  4. November

15. One of the numbered figures in the following drawing is most different from the others. What is the number in that figure?

Answer Key

1. True

2. 84 cents

3. 1

4. 1

5. 300 feet

6. Six feet

7. 4, September

8. .33

9. 17

10. $560

11. Not certain

12. 40 years old

13. 1/8

14. 2, March

15. 4