TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of April 21, 2017

1.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)

2.This microblogging tool is used by people and the news media as a way of sending out (and collecting) instant information -- via computer or mobile device -- in limited-length message format. (5 points)

3.A dictionary entry for the word "well" shows a small n. at the start of one definition. What other abbreviations might appear in other definitions for "well"? (5 points)

4.The principle that allows glass fibers to carry light involves both reflection and... (10 points)

5.Choose the best pair to complete the sentence: A twelve year old who is _____________ would _____________. (10 points)

6.Chilly is to frigid as: (10 points)

7.All of the following are true about the first Earth Day, except: (5 points)

8.Which expression is related to exorbitant compensation? (20 points)

9.Who wrote an orchestral piece about a lupine animal in hopes of teaching about instruments? (10 points)

10.Global positioning systems find your location using: (5 points)

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