TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of October 21, 2016

1.What other country celebrates Thanksgiving on the same day as a US federal holiday that falls about six weeks earlier? (10 points)

2.If all of the angles of a regular polygon are greater than 90 degrees, what is the minimum number of sides the polygon must have? (20 points)

3.Where would you find a firewall? (5 points)

4.Which word pair is not correct? (10 points)

5.John, Mary and Susie are all over the age of 9. The sum of their ages is 43. John is 2 times as old as Mary. Susie is 3 years older than Mary. How old is Susie? (5 points)

6.This famous strait is at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. (10 points)

7.Which term does not belong? (5 points)

8.The Supreme Court's main function is: (5 points)

9."Stratus at 20 feet," would mean: (10 points)