TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of February 15, 2019

1.As a boy, Washington had 50 logs to split. If he split half the logs into three pieces each and the other half into four pieces each, how many sticks of firewood did he have when he was finished? (5 points)

2.During the Revolutionary War, Washington made a famous night-time crossing of this river. (5 points)

3.The Eiffel Tower, the famous wrought-iron landmark in Paris, was designed and built by the French civil engineer Gustave Alexandre Eiffel for the Paris World's Fair of 1889. Eiffel designed the iron framework for what other well-known structure? (20 points)

4.Which word is never used as a verb? (5 points)

5.At 9 am on Mar 1, 2008, in Tokyo, what was the date and time in New York? (10 points)

6.DNA stands for: (5 points)

7.Which sentence is correct? (10 points)

8.Which has NOT been in the news recently? (20 points)

9.In which city was Washington first sworn in as president: (10 points)

10.Which would you find in a cemetery? (10 points)