# TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

## Week of June 29, 2022

1.Shantu's International Solar Heating installs fixed solar panels on homes for energy self-sufficiency. Which installation was a mistake by Shantu's crew?

• Cairo, Egypt: panels facing due south
• Trenton, NJ: panels facing due south
• Caracas, Venezuela: panels facing due south
• Santiago, Chile: panels facing due north
• Taipei, Taiwan: panels facing due north

2.A school bus begins its route headed due north. Along the way it makes two 90 degree left turns, followed by a 45 degree right turn. It winds along a creek in the same direction, then takes a 90 degree right turn into the school driveway. In which direction is the bus headed?

• south
• northeast
• east
• southeast
• northwest

3.This month, which of the following is true:

• Southern hemisphere nights and northern hemisphere nights are staying the same.
• Northern hemisphere nights are getting shorter and southern hemisphere nights are getting longer.
• Northern hemisphere days are getting shorter and southern hemisphere nights are getting longer.
• Southern hemisphere days are getting shorter and northern hemisphere nights are getting longer.
• Northern hemisphere nights are getting longer and southern hemisphere days are getting longer

4.Which would not be a "domestic" itinerary?

• Chicago to Fort Lauderdale
• Atlanta to Las Vegas
• Los Angeles to San Diego
• San Francisco to Anchorage
• Toronto to Detroit

5.Canada and the U.S. each have the same number of time zones. Which zones do they not have in common?

• Yukon and Atlantic time zones
• Newfoundland and Hawaii-Aleutian time zones
• Atlantic, Newfoundland, and Hawaii-Aleutian time zones
• Atlantic and Alaska time zones
• Newfoundland and Alaska time zones

6.In this sequence: January 5, February 9, March 13...what would the sixth element in the series be?

• July 29
• June 25
• April 16
• August 1
• May 20

7.Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

• Him and me haven't eaten anything all day.
• Susan, Mary, and Jane has all gone camping.
• None of us likes doing homework.
• Susan, John, and myself are staying for dinner.
• Fred done his homework before playing Play Station.

8.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 two and a half gallons of water?

• 2.5 cups
• 1.5 pints
• 2 pints
• 1 quart
• 3 cups

9.Which word in this sentence is a preposition: As long as it's this hot, I will keep a water bottle carefully tucked inside my backpack.

• inside
• carefully
• As
• it's
• backpack

10.The process by which exposure to the air corrodes metal is called:

• putrefaction
• oxidation
• decomposition
• deformation
• defamation

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