TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of October 18, 2019

1.Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers. The peppers were planted in 10 rows. The first row had 10 plants, and each successive row had 3 more plants than the previous row. (10, 13, 16, etc.) How many pepper plants did Peter pick? (20 points)

2.Which word does not have a prefix with the same meaning as the others? (5 points)

3.What number comes next in this sequence? 1,2,4,3,4,4,5,6,4 (10 points)

4.Supreme Court Justices are: (10 points)

5.Meteorologists use a this to measure changes in air pressure. (5 points)

6.Which does not use a renewable energy source? (10 points)

7.Which has the largest number of employees? (20 points)

8.This sought-after seaway was never found by explorers but may be opening up today due to climate change: (5 points)

9.What is the capital of Afghanistan? (5 points)

10.Which of the following words cannot be made into another correctly spelled word by adding a vowel next to the vowel already there? (10 points)