TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of January 19, 2018

1.Which of the following tells the speed with which a computer completes an action? (10 points)

2.Bombings and violent takeovers by similar groups within these two neighboring countries raised international concern about a combined extremist territory controlled by al Qaeda in the not so recent past. (20 points)

3.Smoking cigarettes can cause: (5 points)

4.A protagonist is: (5 points)

5.Deshawn's score on his test was six percentage points below the class average, and Tania's was three points above. The average of their two scores was 81.5 per cent. What was the class average? (10 points)

6.Prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase are the four stages of: (10 points)

7.2018 will bring a quadrennial athletic event to this location. (5 points)

8.Which idiom would be most likely to be heard in discussion of political candidates? (20 points)

9.Which sentence is correct? (5 points)

10.Which of the following pairs of words has a root which means "work?" (10 points)