TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of December 2, 2016

1.Critics of past Congressional spending frown on these: (20 points)

2.Which word is not the same part of speech as the others? (5 points)

3.Which would not affect the surface air temperature at a given location? (10 points)

4.Which would have the least effect on a motorboat's ability to accelerate? (5 points)

5.This founder of one of the world's largest technology companies earned a perfect score of 1600 on his SAT's. (5 points)

6.Early December brings the anniversary of a "day that will live in infamy" because (10 points)

7.Which is different from the others when you change its form to make it a noun? (10 points)

8.This region was the epicenter of a recent earthquake and several aftershocks in Italy: (20 points)

9.Which month is likely to have the lowest average HIGH temperature in Capetown? (10 points)

10.Although viral videos come in many different forms, experts have identified several key components that make a video go viral. Which of these is not one of these identified components? (5 points)