Set your clock for five minutes, don’t peek at the answers, and see if you’re smart enough to be a quarterback. Tom got 60%, Joe 67%, Bubba 73% and I managed a 93%. Looks like it’s time to make me the “moneyball” behind the scene!

**The Wonderlic Personnel Test ™**

**WPT ™ Sample Questions **

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

8 | 4 | 2 | 1 | ½ | ¼ | ? |

**2. 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.

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

**4. 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. |

**5. RESENT RESERVE � Do these words **

1. have similar meanings, 2. have contradictory meanings, 3. mean neither the same nor opposite?

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

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**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**

1. October, | 2. January, | 3. June, | 4. September, | 5 May. |

**10. Which number in the following group of numbers represents 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 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: **

1. June, | 2. March, | 3. May, | 4. 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 than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?**

**14. 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.

**15. 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?**

These are sample test questions and are intended for demonstration purposes only. The Wonderlic Personnel Test is published by Wonderlic, Inc. via ESPN.com

**Answers**

1. 1/8

2. true

3. 84 cents

4. 1

5. 3

6. 4

7. 300 feet

8. 6 feet

9. September

10. .33

11. 17

12. March

13. $560

14. not certain

15. 40 years old

(originally published on the Tom & Joe blog)

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