TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of July 20, 2018

1.When price per barrel increases, which of the following would not be likely to occur? (5 points)

2.If you multiply the number of female Supreme Court Justices by the age of majority in the U.S., you get (20 points)

3.The Sunny Valley School decided to re-name their school bus. Which name is not "colorfully" logical? (10 points)

4.John has to move a box full of sand that is 12 feet wide, 2 feet deep, and 6 feet high. How many cubic yards of sand does he have to move? (Note: use actual cubic yards.) (10 points)

5.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? (5 points)

6.The lowest level of the earth's atmosphere is known as the (10 points)

7.If it is 1:00 on Friday afternoon in Chicago, not during daylight saving; what time is it in Shanghai (without daylight saving)? (5 points)

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? (10 points)

9.Recent "guests" to the U.S. named Harvey, Irma, and Maria, along with others like them, are often described using single-digit numbers to indicate (5 points)

10.Which is not a government agency? (20 points)