TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of June 14, 2018

1.A bag of toys has 2 items of equal price and one that costs $1 less. The total purchase price, including 6% tax, was $26.29. How much was the cheaper toy?

2.Your car gets 25 miles per gallon, and the trip to the beach is 423 miles. If gas will cost $4.50 a gallon by July 4, what will it cost to get to the beach for the holiday weekend and home again, even if you walk everywhere while you are there?

3.Which author is known for writing an "subaquatic" adventure?

4.What plant did colonists use to make linen cloth?

5.Which sentence in this scrambled paragraph is correct?

6.Which noun is different from the rest, whether you have one or a dozen?

7.When a choir sings without accompaniment, the style is called:

8.Mr. Ginneddicks' science class has 8 blondes, 7 brunettes, 3 redheads, 5 black-haired, 1 towhead, and 1 albino. What percentage of the class is brunette?

9.Mirages appear on sand dunes because of

10.The Centerville, Utah senior class is charting the route for their senior bus trip. They plan to visit Yellowstone, Sequoia National Park, Death Valley, Pike's Peak, and Roswell. Which of these states is not included in their destinations?