# TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

## Week of July 18, 2024

1.If you traveled on horseback from the home of George Washington to the home of John Adams, you would be most likely to pass near

• The home of Ben Franklin
• Mt McKinley
• Ft Sumter
• Mt Rushmore
• The site of the Whiskey Rebellion

2.If you multiply the number of female Supreme Court Justices by the age of majority in the U.S., you get

• a perfect square
• more than the number of bones in your body
• a three digit number
• more than the number of states
• less than four dozen

3.How many boxes of six inch tiles will Hector need to buy if to cover a 12 by 15 foot floor if each box holds two dozen?

• 30
• not enough info
• 15
• 36
• 18

4.Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If there are 18 pickled peppers in the each peck and Peter Piper picked 8 pecks, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

• 130
• 180
• 165
• 120
• 144

5.Which measures would a sailor be more likely than a carpenter or a farmer to use?

• liters and cc.s
• acres and yards
• degrees and minutes
• bushels and pecks
• centimeters and kilometers

6.The largest single expansion of the United States' territory, it was early in the 19th century:

• the Great Land Swap
• the Missouri Compromise
• the Louisiana Purchase

7.Ben runs a 100-yard dash in 12.5 seconds. Susan runs a 100-meter dash in the same time. Carol runs 50 yards in 7 seconds, and Peter runs 200 yards in 26 seconds. Who runs fastest?

• Peter
• Carol
• Susan
• Ben
• Not enough information

8.If you traveled by river from Tom Sawyer's home to Laura Ingalls Wilder's house in the big woods, which river would give you the best route?

• Missouri
• Mississippi
• Ohio
• Columbia

9.When price per barrel increases, which of the following would not be likely to occur?

• Increased airfares
• Higher oil company profits
• Increased costs for shipping
• Lower use of public transportation
• Shorter or fewer driving vacations

10.Animated is to moribund as

• short is to minimal
• extraneous is to external
• rancid is to restful
• placid is to agitated
• beneficial is to bountiful

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