TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of February 16, 2018

1.If a president received a dollar a month for one term in office and also earned a dime for every seat in the House of Representatives that came up for regular elections before he/she left office, the total would be: (0 points)

2.The Greek goddess Athena was born: (5 points)

3.During most U.S. parades, bands play marches. Who is the most famous American composer of marches? (5 points)

4.Which does not belong? (10 points)

5.Which pair of elements falls in the same column on the periodic table? (20 points)

6.Which does not belong? (20 points)

7.Which story element always comes near the beginning? (10 points)

8.Which verb has an incorrect past participle? (10 points)

9.My sweetheart is the most beautiful ever. She sings sweetly so softly while sipping soda. Her hair like spaghetti falls in a pile on the chair. She swishes her dress as she spins. Which figure of speech does this paragraph NOT use? (10 points)

10.The land form consisting of marsh and lowlands at the mouth of the Mississippi is called a(n): (5 points)