TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters
Week of October 10, 2021
1.Which is the smallest number?
- Willy Wonka's tickets
- Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
- Words that a picture is worth
- Snow White's dwarves
- Faces on Mt. Rushmore
2.Rhombus is to parallelogram as:
- Circle is to sphere
- Trapezoid is to pyramid
- Rectangle is to triangle
- Ellipse is to oval
- Square is to rectangle
3.Which sentence has an incorrect homophone?
- Charlie did not know which witch had been to his door.
- There were several witches' brooms left behind on door steps.
- Weird things happened in their town that night.
- No one made the floors creak, but the maid said she heard it.
- The jack-o-lantern blinked it's eye when no one was looking.
4.The gel-like substance contained in a cell is called:
- amniotic fluid
5.Political candidates usually engage in all but which of these?
- Endorsing indifference
- Wooing the undecided
- Seeking endorsements
6.What is the shortest distance between two points?
- a vector
- a curve
- a line
- a line segment
- a ray
7.Whose accomplishments are most recent?
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Steve Jobs
- Samuel Morse
- Leonardo DaVinci
- Pablo Picasso
8."Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is
- A poem by Robert Frost
- A short story by O. Henry
- A painting by Andrew Wyeth
- A song by Irving Berlin
- A sculpture by Andrew Remington
9.Tom's average grade is 90. If he received the following grades in all his other subjects, what was his math grade? English-84; History-91; Science-89; Spanish-95
10.Which pair is incorrectly matched?
- Ganges - Himalayas
- Amazon -Andes
- Rhine - Mojave
- Nile - Sahara
- Colorado - Sierras
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