Friday, October 16, 2015

Mr. B's Brain-O Quiz # 28


Mr. B’s “BRAIN-O” Quiz
Guaranteed to unclog clogged up brains!
NAME:__________________ DATE:____________ PERIOD:_______
Directions: Carefully read and answer the following questions.  Print your answer clearly in the box next to each question.  Questions are worth one million nano bonus points each.  However, if you get all five correct, we will double the points for a total of ten million nano bonus points.

In box A are the numbers 0, 3, 6, 8, and 9.  In box B are the numbers 1, 4, 7, 11, and 14.  In box C are the numbers 2, 5, 10, 12, and 13.  According to this scheme, which boxes should contain the numbers 15, 16, and 17?


The following letters can be unscrambled to form two of the most interesting words in the English language.  What are those words?
E, E, I, I, G, M, N, N, O, R, S, S, T, T, T


Four consecutive odd integers add up to 8.  What are those integers?


A man was born and raised in Boston, just as his parents and grandparents had before him.  Yet he was not a U.S. citizen.  Why?


Using any combination of parentheses and the operation symbols (+, -, x, and ÷), how can you arrange the numbers 6, 6, 6, 6, and 6 into a mathematical expression equal to 71?

Many times when I stop working on a problem consciously,
my mind continues to work on it below the surface. 
Often solutions come on me quite by surprise. 
I’ve learned over time to allow that to happen,
rather than to feel that I can simply solve the problem by
continuous, grueling effort.

- Marilynne Robinson

WARNING: For Educational Purposes Only.
Please do not attempt to answer any of these questions
unless you are willing to learn something.
Answers will be posted on Monday.


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