TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of May 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)