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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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’.
16.Which of these is the aurora seen in Antartica regions?
- Both of the above
- Neither of the above
17.What is the name of the snowman in ‘Frozen’?
18.What penguin species breed in Antartica?
- All of the above
19.No two snowflakes are the same.
20.At one time February was the last month of the year.
21.February gets its name from the word Februa. What language does this word come from?
22.What is the meaning of the word ‘Februa’?
- More daylight
23.Augustus Caesar took a day from February to make August the same length as July.
24.How often does February have 29 days?
- Every 4 years
- Every other year
- Every 10 years
25.Was 1900 a leap year?
The answers will follow in a separate post – Good Luck!