TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of February 24, 2017

1.You place a regular right quadrilateral inside a circle so that all its vertices lie on the circle. Then you extend all the lines that form the quadrilateral. What can you say about the resulting lines? (20 points)

2.In his 1858 campaign for the U.S. Senate, Lincoln had several famous debates with his opponent: (10 points)

3.The final score in a basketball game was 58 to 74. What was the average number of points scored per half? (5 points)

4.Abraham Lincoln was a self-taught (10 points)

5.Which sentence is grammatically correct? (5 points)

6.Abraham Lincoln signed this document which freed southern slaves. (5 points)

7.Which is the most populous province? (10 points)

8.If six puppies have the weights .5 lb., .5 lb., .75 lb., .75 lb., 1 lb., 1 lb., what is their average weight? (5 points)

9.Lincoln's Gettysburg address was made at the dedication of a (10 points)

10.President Andrew Jackson was also known by this nickname. (20 points)