Winter Trivia

Winter Trivia

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How many times a year does the sun set and rise in the Arctic?

Twelve times
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What is "hoar"?

A type of frost formed by flat frozen crystals
The sound ice makes when it is shifting
A type of icicle
An Inuit name for a snowstorm
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Which of the following conditions would help sound travel further and sound clearer?

Just before it snows
When the snow is fresh and fluffy
When the snow is actually falling
When the snow surface becomes smooth and hard from time or strong winds
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What ratio of people buried in avalanches survive the ordeal?

One in two
One in four
One in twenty
One in seventy
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Where do icicles most often form?

The south side of buildings
The north side of buildings
The west side of buildings
The east side of buildings
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What is a "toque"?

One of the words Inuit people use for snow
A small barrel tied to a Saint Bernard dog's neck in the Swiss Alps
The word Canadians use for winter hat
A hot beverage in Norway
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What percentage of fresh snow is composed of air?

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What was the world record for the most snowfall in a 24-hour period?

30 inches in Prince George, British Columbia
54 inches in Waterville, Maine
76 inches in Silver Lake, Colorado
110 inches in Rimouski, Quebec
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Who invented the snowmobile?

Henry Ford of Michigan
Robert Francis St.Jean of Switzerland
Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Quebec
David Bushnell of Connecticut
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The largest iceberg ever recorded worldwide was 207 miles long and 62 miles wide. Where was it found?

Off the coast of Greenland
In the Arctic
In the Antarctica
Off the coast of Baffin Island
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