How Much Do You Know About Winter?

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How Much Do You Know About Winter? - Quiz

Do you love winters? Ever wondered how much do you know about this delightful weather? Winter offers a variety of activities ranging from skiing, snowmobiling, snowball fights, and polar plunges. Check out the quiz to see how much you know about winter and learn interesting facts.


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

    Correct Answer
    C. Winds greater than 35 miles per hour with blowing snow
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Hypothermia
    Explanation
    Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when the body temperature drops below 95 degrees F. It is characterized by shivering, confusion, and loss of coordination. Frostbite refers to the freezing of body tissues due to extreme cold temperatures, while exposure refers to prolonged exposure to cold conditions. Hyperthermia, on the other hand, is the opposite of hypothermia and refers to a condition when the body temperature rises above normal levels.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Eagle River
    Explanation
    Eagle River in Wisconsin is known as the "Snowmobile Capital of the World" and hosts annual snowmobile races. This title is likely due to the town's long history and strong association with snowmobiling. The town has a well-developed snowmobile trail system and hosts various snowmobile events and races throughout the year.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 511
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 511. In many states, including Wisconsin, 511 is the designated phone number for accessing information about road conditions. By dialing this number, individuals can obtain real-time updates on traffic, weather, and road closures, allowing them to make informed decisions while traveling.

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  • 6. 

    Rib Mountain, a favorite ski hill in Wisconsin is located near which city?

    • A.

      Portage

    • B.

      Baraboo

    • C.

      Wausau

    • D.

      Eau Claire

    Correct Answer
    C. Wausau
    Explanation
    Rib Mountain, a popular ski hill in Wisconsin, is located near the city of Wausau.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Snowmobile
  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. December 21
  • 9. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Summer
    Explanation
    In Australia, the seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. While winter begins in Wisconsin, it is summer in Australia. Therefore, the correct answer is summer.

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  • 10. 

    Which country hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      Soviet Union

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    France hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The event took place in Chamonix, a town in the French Alps. The Winter Olympics were originally known as the International Winter Sports Week and featured a range of winter sports such as skiing, ice hockey, and figure skating. The decision to hold the first Winter Olympics in France was made by the International Olympic Committee, recognizing the country's long history and tradition in winter sports. France's successful hosting of the event laid the foundation for the future Winter Olympics and helped establish the popularity of winter sports worldwide.

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  • 11. 

    What temperature does water freeze?

    • A.

      0 degrees F

    • B.

      32 degrees F

    • C.

      40 degrees F

    • D.

      -40 degrees F

    Correct Answer
    B. 32 degrees F
  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Driving too fast for conditions
  • 13. 

    How many sides are on a snow flake?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
  • 14. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. New York City
  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. It lowers the freezing point
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