5 May , 2020 News

What a better way to keep you entertained during the current lockdown than a little mind teasing Quiz.

Here is a ‘cold’ quiz to start you all off.

No cheaters…

1.What is frostbite?

  • Low body temperature
  • Frozen body tissue
  • The car won’t start because it’s too cold
  • The windows are frozen shut

2.When the weather is extremely cold and dry, snow is less likely to fall.

  • True
  • False

3.If you exhibit mental confusion, lack of co-ordination and slurred speech in cold weather, what are you suffering from?

  • _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  (one word, eleven letters)

4.Snowflakes usually have how many sides?

  • Four
  • Six
  • Eight
  • Ten

5.Snowblindness is caused by too much snow – there is no visible horizon and the person may become disorientated because of lack of shadows and depth.

  • Tue
  • False

6.What do Canadians use toboggans for?

  • Digging cars out of snow
  • Herding cattle
  • Keeping hands warm – they are mittens
  • Sliding down hills

7.Why is there often a lot more snow in regions surrounding large bodies of water, such as lakes?

  • There is more moisture in the air
  • There are more storms in such areas
  • There isn’t; it’s just a myth
  • People’s body temperatures attract the snow

8.What is a chinook?

  • A blizzard
  • A sled
  • A polar bear
  • A warm winter wind

9.Chionophobia is the abnormal fear of what?

  • Snow
  • Cold
  • Winter
  • Storms

10.What is windchill?

  • How the air temperature feels on the skin
  • A warm coat with a hood
  • A Canadian drink
  • Wind coming through a crack

11.How many countries have permanent all year research station in the Antartic?

  • 21
  • 24
  • 29
  • 34

12.Antartica is the only continent without

  • A volcano
  • A mountain range
  • A time zone
  • Native animals

13.What percentage of Antartica is covered in ice?

  • 97%
  • 98%
  • 99%
  • 100%

14.In ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, how long has winter lasted?

  • It’s just the beginning
  • 10 years
  • 50 years
  • 100 years

15.The word ‘antartica’ literally translates to ‘no bears’.

  • True
  • False

16.Which of these is the aurora seen in Antartica regions?

  • Borealis
  • Australis
  • Both of the above
  • Neither of the above

17.What is the name of the snowman in ‘Frozen’?

  • Sven
  • Olaf
  • Kristoff
  • Hans

18.What penguin species breed in Antartica?

  • Emperor
  • Chinstrap
  • Macaroni
  • All of the above

19.No two snowflakes are the same.

  • True
  • False

20.At one time February was the last month of the year.

  • True
  • False

21.February gets its name from the word Februa.  What language does this word come from?

  • Latin
  • French
  • Greek
  • Sanskrit

22.What is the meaning of the word ‘Februa’?

  • Rain
  • More daylight
  • Purification
  • Winter

23.Augustus Caesar took a day from February to make August the same length as July.

  • True
  • False

24.How often does February have 29 days?

  • Always
  • Every 4 years
  • Every other year
  • Every 10 years

25.Was 1900 a leap year?

  • Yes
  • No

The answers will follow in a separate post – Good Luck!