TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of August 13, 2017

1.This state celebrates Statehood Day each August to commemorate the anniversary of its statehood. Admission to the United States as a state was in 1959, however, it was annexed in 1898 as a "necessary" navy base.

2.Which pair does not share a root?

3.The candy jar on Mr. Rogers' desk contains 24 peppermints, 8 butterscotch, 10 jawbreakers, 7 toffees, and 15 Jolly Ranchers. If Ryan reaches in and takes one piece, what are the chances he will get a peppermint?

4.The area of the Earth near this line is considered torrid:

5.You just completed a science experiment involving plants and their growth using different kinds of liquids to water them. Which of the following could not be considered an observation from your experiment?

6.Which sentence is grammatically correct?

7.Which affects your olfactory sense the most?

8.Who first used the phrase, "a day that will live in infamy?"

9.To have a majority vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill must receive how many ayes (assuming all members are present)?

10.A sugar solution stops dissolving more sugar when it is...

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