Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Did I Read That Correctly?

Vince Young, the Uber-QB from Texas, will clearly be one of the first three players chosen in the upcoming NFL draft. Young is working out for NFL scouts at a combine in Indianapolis, and word out today is that he scored a 6 (which has since been adjusted up to a 16) on an exam called the Wonderlic Personnel Test. Nearly three million job applicants in the US are given the Wonderlic each year. Examples of Wonderlic questions are:

1. Of the following, which is the ninth month of the year?
A. October
B. June
C. July
D. September
E. May

2. Which number of the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?
A. 7
B. 8
C. 31
D. 33
E. 2

3. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for 60 cents?

There are 50 questions on the test, making each question worth two points. I'm terrible at Math, but I'm pretty sure I just got a Wonderlic score of 6 based on those three questions alone...

Reminds me of a former sister-in-law, who struggled to understand how illegal immigrants from Mexico made it to the US on foot when they had to cross the Atlantic.


Anonymous said...

Does it really matter what he scored? He is going to make a bunch of money...he'll hire an accountant...just like most of the NFL players!

The Film Geek said...

You are right, of thought was really about how poorly we are preparing adults who are leaving college.

Anonymous said...

don't stop there, what about elementary on up!