TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of May 25, 2018

1.What natural phenomenon enables there to be palm trees in southern England? (10 points)

2.A traditional, peaked roof has a 5:12 pitch (slope). If it covers a shed that measures 36 feet across, how much higher is the roof peak than the top of the walls? (20 points)

3.The third most populous country in the world follows which others in population? (10 points)

4.Most teenagers would rather be: (10 points)

5.What number comes next in this sequence? 17, 24, 38, 66,... (5 points)

6.This famous strait is at the entrance to a sea and was "explained" in mythology as having being created by the hero Hercules. (20 points)

7.Which pair correctly matches the suffix with its meaning? (10 points)

8.You're learning about money in a strange country. Five boggles equal one biggle. Six biggles equal one frink. How many boggles are there in a frink? (5 points)

9.Which of the following government officials gain their offices in a different way from the rest? (5 points)

10."She sells sea shells down by the sea shore" is an example of: (5 points)