TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of July 13, 2024

1.When price per barrel increases, which of the following would not be likely to occur?

2.How many boxes of six inch tiles will Hector need to buy if to cover a 12 by 15 foot floor if each box holds two dozen?

3.Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If there are 18 pickled peppers in the each peck and Peter Piper picked 8 pecks, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

4.If you multiply the number of female Supreme Court Justices by the age of majority in the U.S., you get

5.Animated is to moribund as

6.If you traveled on horseback from the home of George Washington to the home of John Adams, you would be most likely to pass near

7.Which measures would a sailor be more likely than a carpenter or a farmer to use?

8.Ben runs a 100-yard dash in 12.5 seconds. Susan runs a 100-meter dash in the same time. Carol runs 50 yards in 7 seconds, and Peter runs 200 yards in 26 seconds. Who runs fastest?

9.If you traveled by river from Tom Sawyer's home to Laura Ingalls Wilder's house in the big woods, which river would give you the best route?

10.The largest single expansion of the United States' territory, it was early in the 19th century: