Winter Survival Quiz

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Winter Survival Quiz

Winter is here.   How prepared are you for what it may throw at you?   Take this quiz as an opportunity to test your Winter Survival Intelligence.   A quiz is a learning tool, so the answers are provided, some with explanations.   Now … get a hot drink, put your feet up in front of the fire and check your prowess when it comes to winter weather.  Every completed quiz will be entered for a chance at a fabulous prize!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The best instrument to have to monitor Winter weather is:
    • A. 

      Car radio

    • B. 

      TV

    • C. 

      NOAA Weather Radio (w/good batteries)

    • D. 

      Internet

  • 2. 
    Which keeps you warmer when the temperature drops?
    • A. 

      Columbia wear

    • B. 

      Multiple Layers of loose fitting, light weight, warm clothing

    • C. 

      A solar blanket

    • D. 

      Single layer, heavyweight, bulky clothing

  • 3. 
    Hypothermia is:
    • A. 

      A cold needle

    • B. 

      A mild form of the Alaskan flu

    • C. 

      A potentially fatal lowering of a person’s body temperature

    • D. 

      Ice crystals in a person's skin tissue

  • 4. 
    If you suspect someone is suffering from hypothermia, what should you NOT do?
    • A. 

      Give them a warm (non-alcoholic) beverage

    • B. 

      Let them nap

    • C. 

      Take off any wet clothing

    • D. 

      Wrap them in a dry sleeping bag, blanket, etc.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Rub snow on the area

    • B. 

      Don’t worry about it, when you warm up, you’ll be fine

    • C. 

      Massage the area

    • D. 

      Warm up the area with soft heat or warm water

  • 6. 
    What should you have on hand when a winter storm strikes?
    • A. 

      Flashlight & radio with extra batteries

    • B. 

      Extra food & water

    • C. 

      Special needs supplies (medications) and a first aid kit

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What is NOT wind chill?
    • A. 

      A thermometer reading in degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      A measurement by which to determine wind damage that is temperature related

    • C. 

      How cold the wind makes exposed flesh feel

    • D. 

      A special at the local ice cream shop

  • 8. 
    if you get stranded in your vehicle during a blizzard or severe cold is:
    • A. 

      Stay in your car

    • B. 

      Run the heater every 10 minutes

    • C. 

      Keep the tail pipe clear of snow

    • D. 

      Tie a bright, colorful cloth on your antenna

  • 9. 
    If traveling when a Winter storm may occur, you should:
    • A. 

      Notify people of your destination route & expected time of arrival

    • B. 

      Make sure to have extra warm clothing, boots a Winter survival kit with you

    • C. 

      Remember to charge your cell phone & keep it charged while driving

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    You get stranded in the woods during a winter storm.  You fear dehydration (very common when it is cold).  Which of these items would best help you get water?
    • A. 

      An ice axe

    • B. 

      Corn chips

    • C. 

      A solar blanket

  • 11. 
    You have solved the water problem but you are now very hungry.  Which item would be most useful?
    • A. 

      A wallet

    • B. 

      A knife

    • C. 

      A line and fish hook

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A rope

    • B. 

      Flares

    • C. 

      A flashlight