TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of September 23, 2016

1.Which does not have a border on the Mason Dixon line? (10 points)

2.Which word is similar in meaning to "superfluous." (10 points)

3.In Peter's pumpkin patch, the ratio of pumpkin seeds to pumpkin weight is approximately 76 per ounce. If Peter's entire patch of pumpkins weighs 104 pounds, about how many pumpkin seeds does he have? (20 points)

4.Which is NOT true about sound? (5 points)

5.Which of the following is true about the chorus from "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"? (20 points)

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 this passage? (5 points)

7.Which has the greatest effect on political candidates' abilities to wage a successful campaign? (5 points)

8.Which of these composers lived in the 20th century? (10 points)

9.Which sentence is correct? (5 points)

10.An anemometer is used to measure: (10 points)