TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters
Week of October 13, 2017
1.Rhombus is to parallelogram as:
- Ellipse is to oval
- Square is to rectangle
- Circle is to sphere
- Rectangle is to triangle
- Trapezoid is to pyramid
2.The gel-like substance contained in a cell is called:
- amniotic fluid
3.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
4.Political candidates usually engage in all but which of these?
- Endorsing indifference
- Wooing the undecided
- Seeking endorsements
5.Whose accomplishments are most recent?
- Steve Jobs
- Leonardo DaVinci
- Pablo Picasso
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Samuel Morse
6."Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is
- A song by Irving Berlin
- A short story by O. Henry
- A sculpture by Andrew Remington
- A poem by Robert Frost
- A painting by Andrew Wyeth
7.Which pair is incorrectly matched?
- Rhine - Mojave
- Nile - Sahara
- Ganges - Himalayas
- Colorado - Sierras
- Amazon -Andes
8.Which sentence has an incorrect homophone?
- No one made the floors creak, but the maid said she heard it.
- There were several witches' brooms left behind on door steps.
- Charlie did not know which witch had been to his door.
- The jack-o-lantern blinked it's eye when no one was looking.
- Weird things happened in their town that night.
9.What is the shortest distance between two points?
- a line
- a line segment
- a vector
- a ray
- a curve
10.Which is the smallest number?
- Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
- Willy Wonka's tickets
- Snow White's dwarves
- Words that a picture is worth
- Faces on Mt. Rushmore
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