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Snow

written by: Phreekshow
 
I am looking out my window at the first snowfall of the year. It has inspired me to write this quiz on snow!

Question 1:

View the provided image.
All snowflakes have six symmetric arms that branch out from their center.
True
False


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Question 2:


In the winter of 1998-1999 this U.S. state broke the record of Mt. Ranier from 1971-1972 for the largest amount of cumulative snowfall in history.
Maine
Alaska
Washington
Montana

Question 3:


In Africa, a certain type of chimpanzees have been observed making snowballs.
False
True

Question 4:


What term is used by skiers to describe wet granular snow?
Corn
Clumps
Snow peas
Goobers

Question 5:


What is the name of the device used to create snow where there is none?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


Choose the statement about "watermelon snow" that is not true.
Watermelon snow is created when the suns rays reflect off of it.
Watermelon snow is pink in color.
Watermelon snow smells like watermelon.
Watermelon snow is caused by red colored algae.

Question 7:


What is the term for light and sometimes sporadic snowfall that results in usually light or moderate snow accumulation?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


What is the known top speed that a snow avalanche can reach?
60 mph (95 km/h)
45 mph (72 km/h)
30 mph (48 km/h)
85 mph (135 km/h)

Question 9:

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What is a traditional Eskimo shelter made of snow called?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 10:


During World War I approximately how many soldiers died as a result of avalanches?
10,000
60,000
25,000
40,000

 


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