TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of September 13, 2017

1.Which was/is in a different hemisphere from the rest?

2.Which number has a prime factor different from the rest?

3.Mr. McGraw bought a leaf vacuum for $700. He paid $200 down and borrowed the rest at 8% per year simple interest. At the end of the first year he paid half the debt, and at the end of the second year he paid it off. How much did he actually pay in total for the leaf vacuum?

4.Which came last?

5."The fog came in on little cat feet" is an example of:

6."We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
How many adjectives are in the passage above?

7.Which of the following did not happen since 9-11-01?

8.Where will the barometer be lowest?

9.Biodiversity suffers when...

10.A room measuring 10 by 14 feet has a standard, flat 9 foot ceiling. Peter wants to paint the ceiling bright yellow, but the paint only comes in quarts. If each quart covers 75 square feet, how many quarts will he need to buy?

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