TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of September 22, 2017

1.Which sentence is correct? (5 points)

2.Which of the following pairs of words has a prefix that means before? (5 points)

3.Which is not on the same continent as the rest? (10 points)

4.Whose accomplishments are most recent? (20 points)

5.A man walks 100 meters, turns right 45 degrees, walks another 100 meters, turns right 90 degrees, walks 50 meters, turns right 90 degrees, walks 100 meters, turns left 45 degrees, and walks 100 meters. How far is he from his starting point? (10 points)

6.If all of the angles of a regular polygon are greater than 90 degrees, what is the fewest sides the polygon can have? (20 points)

7.If you add the number of years a three term senator is in office to the minimum age for a U.S. president and subtract the number of stars on the first U.S. flag, you get (5 points)

8.Which "weighty" word has the most positive connotation when describing a person? (10 points)

9.People mix rock salt with the ice in a homemade ice cream maker because: (5 points)

10.The scale on my map is 2 miles to an inch. A map with which scale would show things in less detail than mine? (10 points)