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Wisconsin winter offers a variety of activities ranging from skiing, snowmobiling, snow ball fights, and polar plunges. Check out how much you know about winter.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of condition warrants a blizzard?
    • A. 

      Below zero temperature

    • B. 

      Greater than 12 inches of snowfall

    • C. 

      Winds greater than 35 miles per hour with blowing snow

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    On February 2 and 4, 1996, Couderay, a town in Wisconsin, has recorded the all-time coldest temperature.  What was it?
    • A. 

      -66 F

    • B. 

      -31 F

    • C. 

      -72 F

    • D. 

      -55 F

  • 3. 
    What is a condition that develops when the body temperature drops below 95 degrees F?
    • A. 

      Frostbite

    • B. 

      Exposure

    • C. 

      Hyperthermia

    • D. 

      Hypothermia

  • 4. 
    Which community in Wisconsin is known as the "Snowmobile Capital of the World" and has annual snowmobile races?
    • A. 

      Ashland

    • B. 

      Eagle River

    • C. 

      Minocqua

    • D. 

      Hurley

  • 5. 
    What is the phone number one may dial to find out information about road conditions in Wisconsin?
    • A. 

      911

    • B. 

      711

    • C. 

      511

    • D. 

      211

  • 6. 
    Rib Mountain, a favorite ski hill in Wisconsin is located near which city?
    • A. 

      Portage

    • B. 

      Baraboo

    • C. 

      Wausau

    • D. 

      Eau Claire

  • 7. 
    Sayner, Wisconsin, is the home of inventor Carl Eliason.  What piece of technology did he invent?
    • A. 

      Snowmobile

    • B. 

      Toboggan

    • C. 

      Snowshoes

    • D. 

      Cross-country skis

  • 8. 
    In 1999, Bethel, Maine, has the claim to fame of constructing this largest winter object reaching 113 feet high.  What was it?
    • A. 

      Snowball

    • B. 

      Snowman

    • C. 

      Igloo

    • D. 

      Ice castle

  • 9. 
    What date in 2008 was recorded as the winter solstice or the first day of winter?
    • A. 

      December 20

    • B. 

      December 21

    • C. 

      December 22

    • D. 

      December 23

  • 10. 
    What season is beginning in Australia on the same day as the beginning of winter in Wisconsin?
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Summer

    • D. 

      Autumn

  • 11. 
    Which country hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Soviet Union

  • 12. 
    What temperature does water freeze?
    • A. 

      0 degrees F

    • B. 

      32 degrees F

    • C. 

      40 degrees F

    • D. 

      -40 degrees F

  • 13. 
    What is the cause of most winter-related automobile crashes in Wisconsin?
    • A. 

      Deer

    • B. 

      Heavy winds and blowing snow

    • C. 

      Ice

    • D. 

      Driving too fast for conditions

  • 14. 
    How many sides are on a snow flake?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      12

  • 15. 
    Which major city in the United States receives the most snow annually averaging over 94 inches?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Minneapolis/St. Paul

    • D. 

      Detroit

  • 16. 
    Why is salt placed on icy roads?
    • A. 

      It melts the ice

    • B. 

      It provides traction on the road

    • C. 

      It lowers the freezing point

    • D. 

      It adds flavor