TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters
Week of June 14, 2013
1.Which best fits a U.S. "holiday" celebrated the third Sunday in June? (10 points)
2.This famous strait at the entrance to the Mediterranean has a noteworthy outcropping of rock: (5 points)
- English Channel
3.Which happened longest ago? (10 points)
- First World War
- First man on the moon
- First modern Olympics
- First photograph
- First airplane flight
4.To paraphrase an old saying, A duo is a pleasant social engagement, but (10 points)
- a forgiving person is heavenly.
- a quintet lacks color.
- a single swims alone.
- a quartet sounds sour.
- a trio is excessively contiguous.
5.Which of the following words cannot be used as both a noun and a verb? (10 points)
6.Point is to font as __________ is to mass? (5 points)
7.Which is the middle value from this list? (20 points)
- The number of Wonders of the Ancient World plus the number of hooves hitched at one time in a famous St-Louis-based Clydesdale team
- The number of senators from Hawaii plus the number of years Jimmy Carter was in office
- The number of years since Neil Armstrong's famous walk minus the number of justices on the Supreme Court
- The number of years of bad luck superstition associates with breaking a mirror plus the number of New England states
- The number of states that border Canada plus the number of states that border Mexico
8.What plant did colonists use to make blue dyes? (5 points)
9.To a chemist, which one would not fit with the rest? (20 points)
- baking soda
- chlorine beach
- dishwashing liquid soap
10.Your lemonade stand sells 16 glasses of lemonade per hour on very hot days. A quart of lemonade requires four lemons. You sell lemonade in 8 ounce glasses. How many lemons will you need to make enough lemonade to keep the stand open from 1:00-5:00 pm on a 95 degree day? (5 points)
- 10 lemons
- 4 lemons
- 12 lemons
- 16 lemons
- 32 lemons
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