This is the one and only time of year when anyone seems to give a hoot about the Wonderlic test.
The annual exercise has become a huge part of the NFL landscape because it's been famously administered to college players in advance of the draft since the 1970s. The results of the test — questions on random topics are designed to measure intelligence, problem-solving and cognitive skills — have invariably led to curiosity and controversy.
The latest episode came this month when it was reported LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne bombed with a score of 4 — 50 is perfect and 24 is considered average — prompting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to threaten "significant discipline'' to anyone caught leaking confidential data.
What's the big deal? Claiborne still is going to be a top 10 pick.
With the first round of this year's NFL draft set for Thursday night in New York, and with another collection of University of Wisconsin players waiting to hear their names called, I thought you could use a mock Wonderlic to pass the time.
Instead of 50 questions, there are 25. Instead of a 12-minute time limit, you can research and Google your little heart out.
All the questions — most are multiple choice — pertain to UW teams and athletes. Most can be traced to 1990, when the seeds of the latest renaissance at 1440 Monroe St. were first planted.
Knock yourself out. And scroll down to see the answers.
1. Who is the former NCAA wrestling champion for the Badgers now serving as a U.S. Congressman?
a) Matt Demaray b) Jim Jordan
c) Pat Christenson d) Ron Jeidy
2. What was Barry Alvarez's base salary when he debuted as UW football coach in 1990?
a) $205,313 b) $171,011
c) $122,628 d) $105,111
3. Who is the all-time leading scorer in UW men's hockey history who was born in the state?
a) Mark Johnson b) John Byce
c) Rob Andringa d) Dave Maley
4. What was the original capacity of Camp Randall Stadium when it built in 1917?
a) 20,000 b) 15,000
c) 25,000 d) 10,000
5. How many current UW coaches have led the Badgers to NCAA titles?
a) Five b) Six
c) Seven d) Four
6. When did University Ridge Golf Course, home to the UW men's and women's teams, open?
a) 2000 b) 1995
c) 1991 d) 1985
7. A year after finishing fourth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy, UW senior tailback Montee Ball will try to win it in 2012. Who is the last running back to claim the Heisman the year after finishing among the top four?
a) Herschel Walker b) O.J. Simpson
c) Doak Walker d) Tony Dorsett
8. How many times has the UW men's basketball team been ranked in the preseason top 10 by the Associated Press?
a) Three b) One
c) Two d) Seven
9. Who is the only Madisonian to play football for the Badgers and be selected for the Pro Bowl in the NFL?
a) Jim Bakken b) Donnel Thompson
c) Rick Graf d) Pat Richter
10. Twelve UW men's basketball players averaged a double-double (points and rebounds) for a single season. How many were Wisconsinites?
a) None b) Four
c) Six d) Nine
11. Who was the first UW runner to break the 4-minute mile?
a) Don Gehrmann b) Ray Arrington
c) Steve Lacy d) Chris Solinsky
12. Most of the 100-yard rushing performances in UW football history have come since 1990 — 205 of 343 — but the first came from a guy who had only one in his career. Who was it?
a) Clarence Self b) Alan Ameche
c) Elroy Hirsch d) Earl Maves
13. Who is the only UW women's track athlete to win the same event at the NCAA indoor and outdoor meets while setting national records in the process?
a) Kathy Butler b) Cathy Branta
c) Stephanie Herbst d) Suzy Favor
14. Who is the only UW women's basketball player to have her number retired?
a) Janet Huff b) Barb Franke
c) Tamara Moore d) Jolene Anderson
15. Who is the only UW student-athlete to win an NCAA individual title and be a member of national championship teams in two different sports?
a) Pat Richter b) Chris Solinsky
c) Scott Sabo d) Al Toon
16. What was the UW Athletic Department operating budget in 1989-90?
a) $13.786 million b) $7.845 million
c) $21.632 million d) $31.119 million
17. What is the approved spending authority for UW Athletics in 2012-13?
a) $93.868 million b) $113.689 million
c) $88.291 million d) $125.101 million
18. How many UW Athletic Department employees received six-figure salaries in 1990?
a) Five b) Two
c) Eight d) Zero
19. How many UW Athletic Department employees currently earn six-figure salaries?
a) 22 b) 81
c) 34 d) 49
20. Who was the first opposing Big Ten Conference men's basketball coach to win at the Kohl Center?
a) Gene Keady, Purdue b) Bob Knight, Indiana
c) Tom Izzo, Michigan State d) Clem Haskins, Minnesota
21. How many times has the UW football team been ranked in the preseason top 10 by the Associated Press?
a) Eight b) 13
c) Five d) 11
22. Fresh off back-to-back Big Ten titles, what was the price of a single-game general public UW football ticket in 2000?
a) $25 b) $30
c) $28 d) $35
23. Fresh off back-to-back Big Ten titles, what is the price of a single-game general public UW football ticket in 2012?
a) $50 b) $42
c) $39 d) Depends on the opponent
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24. What are the five varsity sports UW dropped due to budget constraints in 1991?
25. What are the three varsity sports UW has added since 1995?
Here are the Bucky quiz answers
1. Jim Jordan, the 134-pound NCAA champion in 1985 and '86, represents Ohio's fourth district.
3. Dave Maley was born in Beaver Dam, but moved to Edina, Minn., when he was in eighth grade. He is No. 19 on the all-time UW scoring list.
5. Four (Mick Byrne, men's cross country 2011; Mike Eaves, men's hockey 2006; Mark Johnson, women's hockey 2006-07-09-11; Ed Nuttycombe, men's indoor track 2007).
7. Herschel Walker, from Georgia, was third in the Heisman balloting in 1980 and second in 1981 before winning it in 1982.
8. Two (10th in 1962-63, ninth in 2006-07).
9. Jim Bakken, who attended West High School, was a four-time Pro Bowl kicker for the St. Louis Cardinals.
10. Six. Glen Richgels and Joe Franklin were from Madison; Dale Koehler was from Kewaunee; Tom Gwyn and Jim Clinton were from Milwaukee; and Paul Morrow was from St. Croix Falls.
11. Steve Lacy ran 3 minutes, 59.64 seconds in 1977.
12. Earl Maves rushed for 155 yards vs. Marquette in October 1946.
13. Cathy Branta won the 3,000 meters at the NCAA indoor and outdoor meets in 1984, setting meet standards in both races.
14. Janet Huff wore No. 21.
15. Chris Solinsky won five men's NCAA individual track titles and ran for the Badgers when they won the NCAA cross country and indoor track championships in 2005 and 2007, respectively.
16. $13.786 million.
17. $113.689 million.
20. Bob Knight.
21. Eight (1952, '54, '59, '63, '94, '99, 2000, '07).
23. Depends on the opponent. Tickets will be $45 (Northern Iowa, Texas-El Paso, Utah State), $55 (Illinois) or $65 (Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State).
24. Baseball, men's and women's fencing, men's and women's gymnastics.
25. Women's lightweight rowing (1995), softball (1996) and women's hockey (1999).