TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of March 17, 2017

1.Your private jet is taking you from Chicago to Beijing "as the crow flies." Which route would be the most direct? (20 points)

2.Which sentence has an incorrect verb? (5 points)

3.Susan and Ryan are planning the St. Patrick's Day parade. They expect 75 units, each of which takes 75 feet of roadway. If they leave 25 feet between each unit, approximately how long will the parade be? (5 points)

4.If your state has a 5% sales tax and your town has a 1% sales tax, what is the total cost of a video game system that costs $250, plus tax? (5 points)

5.How many different combinations are there of one secondary color and one tertiary color? (20 points)

6.The Pleiades are: (10 points)

7.Which word doesn't fit? (10 points)

8.Which American president made a fateful decision on August 6, 1945? (10 points)

9.Monet, Van Gogh, and Seurat all produced paintings of this type: (10 points)

10.Benny plays in his first baseball exhibition game. He bats 2 for 6. What is Benny's batting average? (5 points)

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