Friday, 2/16: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #23

Prep sheet for Test #23:
Vocab Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices: ___/13  ___/12              KBARR: ___/15
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items each group.
    • a) person, clock, cliff
    • b) feather,  torch,  low-calorie
    • c) fishing rod, actor, checkout counter
  2. What three-letter word can be added to spaces below to form four words? (Same three-letter word all four times.)
    T__ __ __ SIT,  ST __ __ __ D,  F __ __ __ TIC
    B __ __ __ D
  3. The following not only describes a famous monument, but is an anagram for its name. What is it?   Built to Stay Free.
  4. Cross out six letters and you’ll find an easy word. What is the word?  SBAIXNLETATNERSAS
  5. A donkey behind another donkey,
    I’m behind that second donkey,
    But there is a whole nation behind me.
    It is a murder you can describe in a word: ______
  6. For each, find a three-letter word that ends the first word and begins the second word.
    a) birth _ _ _ light       b) knock _ _ _ line


Test #23

Friday, 2/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #22

Prep sheet for Test #22:
Vocab H/W: ____/20 Vocab Practices: ___/12 ___/15 ___/12 Vladek: ___/7 KBARR: ___/20
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies:
    b) S – N – O – W
    (I probably should have done this one in December.)
  2. The amazing No Snore Sally has gone 11 days without sleeping. How does she do it?
  3. What large and well known city in the U.S.A. is half golden and half silver?
  4. Although very old coins tend to be worth more than their face value, why is it that 1997 nickels are worth about $100?
  5. What’s the common link?
    • a) tailor, wrestling match, bowling alley
    • b) watermelon, tournament, flower
    • c) hurricane, needle, potato
    • d) barber, rooster, beehive
  6. Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words? (Hint: Sing them to yourself.)
    gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den


TEST #22.

Doodle Theme: A New Toy!



Friday, 2/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 21

Prep sheet for Test 21.

Mental Floss.

  1. A man builds an extraordinary house where all four sides face south.  A bear walks up to one of his windows and peers in. What color is the bear?
  2. There is a building with thirty stories and one elevator. On floor twenty-one, four people get on and zero get off. On floor thirteen, six get on and two get off. On floor nine, eight people get on and four get off. How many people would get on and off on floor thirty-one?
  3. What two words contain the most letters?
  4. Wacky Wordy: my you’re way
  5. Find the name of a planet hidden in each of the following sentences:
    • a) “Steven, use the screwdriver to build those shelves.”
    • b) Everyone takes a turn in the cage.
    • c) “Catherine, you ran us over with your bicycle!”
    • d) “Sam, arsenic is poisonous! I read about it on the internet.”


Test 21.

Doodle Theme: Invent a new sport!

Friday, 1/26: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #20

Prep sheet for Test #20:
S/CD/CX: ___/10 ___/8 ___/8
Vocab h/w: ___/20
Vocab w/u: ___/14 ___/13 ___/11
KBARR: ___/40 (4 x 10)
Other Extra Credit: Period 2/3: +3 for Vocab Relay, +1 for Lent, +1 for Fat Tuesday, +1 for Rudolph Valentino.

Mental Floss.

  1. How can you perform a subtraction from seven so that the result will be even, but without subtracting any odd numbers?
  2. What is so light that anyone on Earth can hold it, but so heavy that nobody can hold it longer than about 20 minutes?
  3. At noon, you look at the old-school clock in your bedroom. The big hand is on the fiveand the little hand is in between the three and the four. What time is it?
  4. Two fathers and two sons own 21 horses between them. Explain how it is possible to evenly divide the herd among them. (NO, you don’t get to cut up any horses!)
  5. Where do you leave a “place” by closing the “window”?  (On a _____.)
  6. In a small town in the country, a male cow swallowed an explosive device. The town newspaper had a front page story about it.   Which one-word headline did they use?
    * Shocking!  * How?  * Dangerous!  * Terrifying!
    * Abominable!  * What?  * Horrible! 



Test #20

Doodle Theme: A propaganda poster.


Friday, 1/19: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #19

Prep sheet for Test #19:
Clauses H/W: ___/15 (5 + 10. Include bonuses!)
Clauses in Class: ___/25 (5 + 9 + 11. Include bonuses!)
Vladek Quiz:  ___/8
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. An archeologist claims to have dug up a coin that is clearly dated 46 B.C. How do we know he’s lying?
  2. Which three numbers give the same result when they are multiplied as when they are added? (Alert: math)
  3. Below are clues to two homonyms. Figure out what pair of words the clues are describing.Example: Rabbit fur = hare hair. You must get the order of the words correct and spell them correctly.
    • a) What a metal thief would do.
    • b) A basic truth about a school leader.
    • c) A loud noise from tennis devices.
  4. This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
  5. What is this poem talking about?
    “The beginning of eternity
    The end of time and space
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place.”


Test #19

Doodle Theme: The Best Day Ever!