One of the tests that seems to be the "hot thing" for employers to be using these days is an evil little thing called the Wonderlic test.
Some questions are like this:
The ninth month of the year is:
And those are fine... I don't mind that...
I am even ok with these:
Assume the first two statements are true.
1. The boy plays baseball.
2. All baseball players wear hats.
3. The boy wears a hat
Is the final one:
I'm totally cool with these, too:
PRESENT/RESERVE, Do these words:
have similar meanings;
have contradictory meaning;
mean neither the same nor opposite?
But THIS? No! NO! NOOOOO!!:
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 a 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? (The answer, according to the key, is "17"... I have no freakin' clue how they got that and it makes me bleed from my ears to try to figure it out)
For the record, I am not stupid. I had IQ testing done in 8th grade (long story) and I assure you that I am not stupid. I admit I have a problem with math, mainly with word problems. I always have. To give you an idea... in the 8th grade I was scoring "Graduate School Level" in vocabulary and reading comprehension and 3rd grade level in math. I CAN figure things out but the Wonderlic is TIMED and you only have 12 minutes and if I get stuck on a math thing, that means that I am not going to be able to answer all (or even close to) 50 questions. Plus, while I CAN figure out math problems without the aid of a calculator, I am QUICKER if I can use one. (No, I am not one of those nimrods who would not be able to make change for you if her electronic cash register was down...by the way, would you like fries with that?)
Hey! Wonderlic people! I have a question for you... who is going to be footing the bill for me when I end up in an asylum because of your test? Ponder that and Wonderlic(k) my **CENSORED**