Friday, 10/19: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #9 – End of 1st Quarter!

End of the First Quarter!

TMA Slang.
Corpus Bones = Christ’s bones = OMG
clodpole = foolish or clumsy person
nincompoop = fool
lackwit/nitwit = idiot


Prep sheet for Test #9.
KBARR: ___/40 TMA Quiz: ___/6    Transitions: ___/16
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20 Vocabulary Practice:___/14 ___/13 ___/13
Other Extra Credit: Periods 1 and 2 claim +3 for vocab relay, Periods 5 and 6 claim +2. If you knew from Tantalus, +1. +1 for Poppy. +1 for TOURNIQUET, +2 if you actually spelled it correctly.


Mental Floss = Wacky Wordies.


Test #9.

Doodle Theme: Cheese Rolling!

Friday, 10/12: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #8

Prep sheet for Test #8:
Apost.:___/12 (6 + 6)        KBAR: ___/15   
Vocabulary H/w: ___/20   
Vocabulary Practices: ___/13   ___/14
Other Extra Credit: Period 2 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Period 6 get +2, Period 5 gets +1.
Groups that got why Beetle is bullied should take +1. 




Mental Floss.

  1. What is the longest sentence in the world?
  2. How can you make the following equation correct without changing it at all? 8 + 8 = 91
  3. What property do 1, 2, 6, and 10 all have that no other whole number has?
  4. How can you add 2 to 11 and get 1 as the correct answer?
  5. How many numbers are there on a standard die?
  6. “Hannah,” said Bob, “I can poke my head through a hole this big.” He then made a hole with his thumb and index finger. The hole was no wider than a quarter. Hannah was sure she would win the bet, but Bob poked his head through the hole he made by his thumb and index finger and won the bet. How?
  7. What do all the words in this list have in common? Lead, Sow, Bass, Wind, Tear, Object (Not a trick. Hint: Say them all to yourself.)


Test #8. Doodle Theme: Time Travel!

Friday, 10/5: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #7

Prep sheet for Test #7:
KBAR: ___/40 Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Vocab Practices: 10/2: ____/12      10/3: ____/13     10/4: ___/11
Bonus for SS and Apost.: +___  (I only want to hear about EXTRA credit.)
Other Extra Credit:  +3 for period 5 for Vocab Relay, +1 for Periods 1 and 6.

Doodle Theme: Incorporate the supplied doodle into your own.

Mental Floss.

  1. Supply the missing four words to make a famous expression. (No, you don’t get to ask any questions.)
    “Failure ____  ____  ____  ____.”
    Options: a) Success  b) Victory  c) Triumph  d) Accomplishment
  2. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) He used his powers of persuasion to summon key people to the meeting.
    • b) Did I ever tell you, that at camp in the fall, I once found a ten dollar gold piece?
    • c) Asking nutty questions can be most annoying.
  3. A man made up a seven-character password (letters and numbers only) for his e-mail  account, and he wanted to write it down somewhere in case he forgot it. But he didn’t want to write down the actual password, so he wrote this sentence:
    “You force Heaven to be empty.”  What was his password?
  4. What number is always found in the middle of the telephone directory?
  5. What famous saying is represented here?
    zain yain xain wain vain uain tain sain rain qain oain nain main lain kain jain iain hain fain eain dain cain bain aain
  6. A pen and a pencil together cost $1.10. The pen costs exactly $1.00 more than the pencil. What does each cost? (Not a trick, just math.)


Test #7.


Friday, 9/28: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #

Prep sheet for Test #6:
KBARR:___/40    Vocabulary Homework:___/20     Vocab___/12 ___/11  ___/10   Sentence Scramble:  ___/6
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Period 5 for Vocab Relay, +2 for all other classes.


Mental Floss.

  1. What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
  2. What is 3/7 chicken + 2/3 cat + 1/2 goat?
  3. I am so fragile that when you say my name you break me. What am I?
  4. What letter can you place on the line, other than E, to complete this sequence?
  5. + 5 + 5 = 550
    Add ONE STRAIGHT LINE to make the equation correct. No, you can’t make a not equal sign. That would be an inequality, not an equation.

  6. While riding in the car I saw a license plate that read like this: IXMNIZ. What occupation did the man in the car have?


Test #6

Doodle Theme: “It Came Outta the Sky!”


Friday, 9/21: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

Prep sheet for Test #5.

FROs: 9-18: ___/8  9-19:___/10  9-20:___/10   KBARR: _____/40
Outsiders Quiz: ___/5   
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices:   9-18:___/10   9-19:___/10    9-20:___/10
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Per. 5 for vocab relay, +1 for Periods 1 and 2. +1 for each extra sentence for sentences combining.


Mental Floss.

  1. Explain how I do it: “In my bedroom, the nearest lamp that I  usually keep turned on is 12 feet away from my bed. Alone in the room, without using wires, strings, or any other aids or contraptions, I can turn out the light on that lamp and get into bed before the room is dark.”
  2. What are the elusive characters; missing two letters or numbers? (In other words, what letters go into the blanks? The answer is NOT R and E.)
    W  A  T  E  ___ M  ___  L  O  N
  3. 1961 was a special year (other than for the fact that Mr. Coward was born then). In fact, the next time a year will be this special will be the year 6009. What is so special about those two years?
  4. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
  5. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) Horace tries in school to be a very good boy.
    • b) People who drive too fast are likely to be arrested.
    • c) For the Halloween party, John came looking like a radish.
  6. When does 1+1+1=1?



Test #5.

IMPORTANT: If you are EXEMPT from the FROs section, write EXEMPT across that section of your paper and skip ahead to question #20. Be sure to advance your clicker too. When we look at score, be sure to add 8 points to whatever it says.


Doodle Theme: Music! 

Friday, 9/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #4

Prep sheet for Test #4:
KBARR: ___/40      NVA: ___/9  ___/9 ___/9     Outsiders Quiz: ___/6
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/12  ___/12
Other Extra Credit:  Period 6 gets +3 for winning Vocab Relay. All other periods get +1 for finishing under 1 minute.


Mental Floss.

  1. Sue is both the 50th best and the 50th worst student at her school. How many students attend her school? (Not a trick, just math.)
  2. You have six sticks that are vertical on the floor like this:
    |  |  |  |  |  |
    Add five more sticks to make nine. You may not move any of the original 6 sticks.
  3. An archaeologist uncovers an ancient tomb, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.  Two, unclothed, long-dead bodies are found in the tomb.  One is an adult male, the other an adult female.  Both bodies are perfectly preserved, although dry and leathery with age.  The archaeologist takes one look and exclaims: “It’s a miracle! I have found Adam and Eve.”  How did the archaeologist know this at a glance?
  4. Here is a question on international law: If an international airliner crashed exactly on the U.S.-Mexico border, where would they be required to bury the survivors?
  5. Removing an appendix is called an appendectomy, removing tonsils is called a tonsillectomy. What is it called when they remove a growth from your head? (haha)
  6. What is the next thing in this sequence. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ____.  See if you can fill in the blank correctly.

Test #4.

Doodle Theme: FUN!


Friday, 9/7: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #3

Prep Test Sheet for Test #3. (Reload the test to get the revised version.)
KBARR: ___/30
         Vocab:  ___/6  ___/10   SMYKs: ___/6   Verbs: ___/10
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. In a certain city, 5% of all persons in town have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 100 names at random from the city’s phone directory, how many of the people selected will have unlisted phone numbers?
  2. How many animals of each species did Moses take aboard the ark with  him? (Note: It asks how many animals, not how many pairs.)
  3. Using the words DROVES and NEWS write seven words using each letter once.
  4. How many times can you subtract 6 from 36? (Alert: math.)
  5. If everybody in the world jumped off a cliff, would you? Why/not? (No credit without correct reason!!)
  6. Which is smallest? nobis, nettikt, wrothag, useom, irgafef


Test #3.

You know what to do when you are finished.
Doodle Theme: Alien Invasion!