# TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

## Week of May 18, 2018

1.Which belongs to the group "fauna?" (5 points)

• Gasoline
• Granite
• Galapagos
• Geranium
• Gerbil

2.Which is likely to have appeared last on Earth? (5 points)

• Mosquito
• Salamander
• Clam
• Gibbon
• Eagle

3.Point is to font as ... (10 points)

• millimeter is to small
• yard is to meter
• liter is to pour
• gram is to mass
• gross is to dozen

4.Use estimation to decide which is greatest... (20 points)

• The cube root of 27
• The square root of 2 cubed
• The square root of 9
• 2 squared
• The cube root of 60

5.If a lemonade recipe calls for 1/4 cup of lemon juice per quart of water, how much lemon juice will you need to make a batch that uses three gallons of water? (5 points)

• 1 quart
• 4 cups
• 1.5 pints
• 3.5 cups
• 2.5 cups

6.Our understanding of modern genetics can be attributed to the work of Gregor Mendel, a 19th century Austrian monk, who conducted experiments on (10 points)

• Peas
• Apple Trees
• Mice
• Fruit Flies
• Earthworms

7.How many seats in the House of Representatives are up for election this year? (5 points)

• all of them
• 150
• the same number as in the Senate
• one third of them
• 200

8.What sort of shape will you create if you graph the following set of coordinate pairs: (0,0) (1,-2) (2,-4) (3,-8) (4,-16) (5,-32) ? (10 points)

• a line that slopes up
• a curve that slopes down
• a line that slopes down
• a curve that slopes up
• a circle

9.Samantha's science fair project investigated laundry detergents. She tried three different detergents on each of stains made by grass, chocolate, dirt, and mustard. What was the dependent variable in her experiment? (10 points)

• None of these
• The type of washing machine
• The brand of mustard
• The amount of dirt
• The results of each detergent on each stain

10.Which metaphor would change the meaning most if it replaced the metaphor in this quote? "He thinks life is a day at the beach." (20 points)

• a blast from the past
• a bowl of cherries
• a picnic
• a walk in the park
• a cake walk

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