TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of September 22, 2017

1.A man walks 100 meters, turns right 45 degrees, walks another 100 meters, turns right 90 degrees, walks 50 meters, turns right 90 degrees, walks 100 meters, turns left 45 degrees, and walks 100 meters. How far is he from his starting point? (10 points)

2.People mix rock salt with the ice in a homemade ice cream maker because: (5 points)

3.Which of the following pairs of words has a prefix that means before? (5 points)

4.Whose accomplishments are most recent? (20 points)

5.Which is not on the same continent as the rest? (10 points)

6.Which sentence is correct? (5 points)

7.The scale on my map is 2 miles to an inch. A map with which scale would show things in less detail than mine? (10 points)

8.If all of the angles of a regular polygon are greater than 90 degrees, what is the fewest sides the polygon can have? (20 points)

9.Which "weighty" word has the most positive connotation when describing a person? (10 points)

10.If you add the number of years a three term senator is in office to the minimum age for a U.S. president and subtract the number of stars on the first U.S. flag, you get (5 points)