Dr. Shapiro's Question of the Day by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

I teach 6th through 10th graders. Every day, I wear a puzzle or trivia question on my shirt. This quiz is a selection of past questions with no particular commonality, except that each one has been solved by at least one kid. (N. B.: I work with some pretty clever kids.)

Some answers may not be unique. Some may even be arguable. Decision of the judge is final. :-)

Full Results:

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1 KonkelT 475 98 15
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2 LuskT 458 96 15
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3 NathanL 432 93 15
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4 jefe 418 91 00
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5 PahkJ 383 89 00
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6 WangS 366 86 00
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7 HensleyB 364 84 15
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8 WellsW 331 81 15
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9 RalliP 324 79 00
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10 JeziorskiM 307 76 00
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11 DixonD 300 74 15
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12 AllyScully 282 71 15
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13 LiptonM 272 69 00
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14 BoyerA 265 67 00
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15 MercureT 262 64 15
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17 SpraragenM 255 59 00
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19 KolicM 250 54 00
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20 IrwinK 242 52 00
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21 RaiaB 235 50 00
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23 milton 220 45 15
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Questions:

I'm radioactive, photoreactive, at risk of being wiped out, and very tasty. What am I?

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A BANANA

What's the longest monosyllabic word you can think of? (Must equal or beat the longest one Dr. Shapiro knows.)

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e.g., STRENGTHS

An octopus has 8 legs. How many legs would a myriapus have?

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10,000

Stink pink: A cup for the blind.

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BRAILLE GRAIL

Author Kurt Vonnegut's grandfather was one of the business partners who first produced what safety device, which doors throughout our school are equipped with?

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PANIC BAR

What are five words that end in "ough", none of which rhyme?

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e.g., BOUGH, COUGH, DOUGH, ROUGH, THROUGH

There's a mirror hanging vertically on a wall across the room from you. Standing up straight, you are just barely able to see your whole body, from your head to your toes. If you're 5 feet tall, how tall is the mirror?

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2'6"

Use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once each to make 2016. The only operations you may use are the ones PEMDAS stands for. You may not chain digits together (for example, you can't use the 3 and the 2 to make 32).

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(4^3-1)*(2^5) or (5^3+1)*(2^4) or (5^3+1)*(4^2)

What English word follows the pattern _ _ M E O W _ _ _ (but isn't related to cats)?

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HOMEOWNER

A paint roller is dipped into a paint pan at a slant. If the roller is taken out and rolled along the wall, what mathematical curve does it trace out?

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SINEWAVE

The Spanish words hongo, humo, hierro all come from Latin words starting with the same letter. That letter is not H. What is it?

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F

She chooses to cease putting the lids of cookware on a column or other location. Rewrite the above sentence using a set of six anagrams.

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SHE OPTS TO STOP PUTTING THE TOPS OF POTS ON A POST OR OTHER SPOT