Winter Weather Misery Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What was the record low temperature for March 12 on Cape Cod?

    • A.

      5 degrees

    • B.

      7 degrees

    • C.

      13 degrees

    • D.

      21 degrees

    Correct Answer
    B. 7 degrees
    Explanation
    The record low temp. of 7 degrees occurred in 1939 while the record high for this date was 71 degrees in 1990. The normal high/low is 46/28.

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  • 2. 

    What damage did Winter Storm Nemo do in 2013?

    • A.

      Caused power outages

    • B.

      Caused beach erosion

    • C.

      Swept away beach stairways

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Winter Storm Nemo hit in February 2013.

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  • 3. 

    How much snow fell on the Cape during the Blizzard of 2005?

    • A.

      18 inches

    • B.

      25 inches

    • C.

      34 inches

    • D.

      50 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 34 inches
    Explanation
    According to local weather expert, Charles Orloff, the Cape saw as much as 34 inches. In addition, there were winds of 70 to 80 mph.

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  • 4. 

    What year was the famous April Fool's Day Blizzard?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1977

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    D. 1997
    Explanation
    The April Fool's Day Blizzard was a major winter storm in the Northeastern United States on March 31 and April 1, 1997.

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  • 5. 

    Students in area elementary schools have experienced more days of indoor recess this winter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that students in area elementary schools have had more days of indoor recess this winter. This implies that due to weather conditions or other factors, students have been unable to have outdoor recess and have had to stay indoors instead. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 6. 

    During bad weather, what should be put down to aid tire traction?

    • A.

      Sand

    • B.

      Kitty litter

    • C.

      Gravel

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    During bad weather, sand, kitty litter, and gravel can all be used to aid tire traction. These materials provide additional traction by creating friction between the tires and the road surface, helping the tires grip the road better. Sand is commonly used on icy roads, as it can provide traction and prevent sliding. Kitty litter, particularly the clay-based kind, can also be effective in providing traction on icy surfaces. Gravel, especially coarse gravel, can help improve traction on snowy or icy roads. Therefore, all of the above options are correct choices for aiding tire traction during bad weather.

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  • 7. 

    What year did the Cape Cod Bay almost freeze over?

    • A.

      1875

    • B.

      1902

    • C.

      1941

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    A. 1875
    Explanation
    From February 3, 1875, until March 6 of the same year, Cape Cod Bay was almost completely frozen over. This was one of the coldest winters on record.

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  • 8. 

    Dressing in layers is one way to stay warm in cold weather.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dressing in layers is an effective strategy to stay warm in cold weather because it allows for better insulation and the ability to adjust clothing according to changing temperatures. By wearing multiple layers, air gets trapped between them, creating an additional barrier against the cold. This helps to retain body heat and keeps the individual warm. Additionally, if the weather becomes warmer, the individual can easily remove a layer or two to prevent overheating. Therefore, dressing in layers is indeed a way to stay warm in cold weather.

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  • 9. 

    Instead of snow blowers, some homeowners use leaf blowers for light snow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some homeowners use leaf blowers for light snow instead of snow blowers. This suggests that leaf blowers are considered a viable alternative for clearing light snow.

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  • 10. 

    How many minutes of snow shoveling does it take to raise heart rates above recommended limits?

    • A.

      One minute

    • B.

      Two minutes

    • C.

      Three minutes

    • D.

      Four minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. Two minutes
    Explanation
    Around 195,100 Americans were treated in emergency rooms for snow shoveling-related incidences from 1990 to 2006. Approximately two-thirds of the injured patients were males. (Source: abcnews.go.com)

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  • 11. 

    Quentin the Quahog predicted six more weeks of winter this year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Quentin the Quahog, a type of clam, predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter this year. The answer "True" implies that the prediction made by Quentin the Quahog is believed to be accurate.

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  • 12. 

    What bird made was found in great numbers this winter?

    • A.

      Cardinals

    • B.

      Robins

    • C.

      Snowy owls

    • D.

      Ospreys

    Correct Answer
    C. Snowy owls
    Explanation
    Snowy owls were found in great numbers this winter.

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