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Winter Trivia Quiz

posted Dec 27, 2011, 8:04 PM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Nov 16, 2013, 7:45 PM ]

This winter trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers to the winter trivia questions can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and happy snow playing.

1. The first day of the winter season is called ________.
a) Winter solstice b) Winter equinox c) No specific name

2. Which of these weather phrases appropriately describes winter?
a) Stormy and wet
b) Hot and dry
c) Cool and breezy
d) Frosty and snowy

3. Winter is synonymous with which major world holiday?
a) New Year Day b) Christmas c) Easter d) Ramadan

4. The most popular wintertime activity is ________.
a) Shopping b) Reading c) Snow/ice games d) Watching classic movies on TV

5. The Winter Olympics is a major sporting event that takes place in winter. This competition is held every ___ years. 
a) 2 b) 4 c) 6 d) Undetermined

6. Who is the mythical figure that was said to be responsible for winter’s icy and freezing conditions?
a) Santa Claus b) Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer c) Uncle Sam d) Jack Frost 

7. Which industry is responsible for most of the temporary hiring in winter?
a) Computer b) Retail c) Construction d) Government

8. What temperate season precedes winter?
a) Summer b) Spring c) Autumn

9. Ice hockey is a popular winter sport. The biggest professional ice hockey championship is _________.
a) The Super Bowl b) The Stanley Cup c) Wimbledon

10. Who was the author of the quintessential winter song, Jingle Bells?
a) James Lord Pierpont b) Irving Berlin c) Johnny Marks d) José Feliciano

11. Which weather event usually happens in winter?
a) Tornado b) Hurricane c) Blizzard d) Flooding

12. True or False. Winter is the year’s coldest season.

Answer Key:
1)a 2)d 3)b 4)c 5)b 6)d 7)b 8)c 9)b 10)a 11)c 12)True

Classifications: # of correct answers
10-12 Master, 7-9 Expert, 4-6 Intermediate, 0-3 Novice