The NFL Combine's Toughest Test
by One.Cool.Customer on Feb 24, 2011 2:30 PM EST in Dallas Cowboys 2011 Draft
NFL linemen. Blessed with a superior intellect. Thank God.
The combine officially started on Wednesday, with the arrival of the day one participants. Today, some of them are being subjected to the toughest test they'll face at the combine, the Wonderlic Test, or what the NFL euphemistically likes to call the 'psych test'.
The Wonderlic test is a fifty question, twelve minute test designed to measure a person's ability to learn and solve problems. It uses open response and multiple choice questions which increase in difficulty as the test progresses. The test gained notoriety through the NFL, but is broadly used by employers across many industries.
The test is explained in detail here and you can do a 15-question sample test here or a 20-question test here. You could also try your hand at a timed test that gives you three minutes and 36 seconds to answer 15 questions, or take a 10-question sample with a 2:26 timer. Watch yourself break out in a cold sweat when the clock ticks down to one minute and you still have more than half the questions to go....
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!