Wisconsin
Winter Sports
Snow
Holidays / Events
Animals in Winter
100

The debut of the first Cheesehead-hat was where?

A Brewers game in 1987. 

100

"Luge" is the French word for this.

sled

100

Snowflakes almost always have this many sides.

six

100

Both the Jewish celebration Hanukkah and the Hindu celebration Diwali are both also known as ___ ________ ___ ____________.

The Festival of Lights

100

True or False: Chipmunks hibernate in winter?

True - 

In general, most ground squirrels, including chipmunks, woodchucks or groundhogs, hibernate for all or most of the winter. Tree squirrels, including gray squirrels, flying squirrels and red squirrels, remain active for the majority of the season.

200

True or False?  

Wisconsin was nicknamed after the Badger?

False:

The Badger State. This nickname originally referred to the lead miners, of the 1830s. ... The Wisconsin miners lived, not in houses, but in temporary caves cut into the hillsides. These caves were described as badger dens and, the miners who lived in them, as badgers.

200

The bobsleigh or bobsled was invented by these people: a) The Swiss b) The Germans c) The Finns

The Swiss

200

Snowflakes that fall on Prince Edward Island in Canada are often pink due to a large amount of this substance in the soil there.

red clay

200

The Twelve Days of Christmas begin on ______________.

December 25

200

This type of animal forms a "winter cluster," the center of which is kept at a toasty 80 degrees Fahrenheit by the shivering of the surrounding workers.

The honeybee

300

In what year did Wisconsin become a state?

1848

300

In what year did snowboarding become an Olympic sport?

1998


The relatively new sport of snowboarding made its Olympic debut when the games were held in Japan in 1998.

300

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow let it snow let it snow

What is the next line in the song?

Oh it doesn't show signs of stopping


And I brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow let it snow let it snow

300

This widely celebrated eastern holiday lasts 15 days and ends with a Lantern Festival.

Chinese New Year

300

Lacking significant hair on parts of their body what animal is vulnerable to frostbite so they often "hole up" during extremely cold spells.  

Opossum   - 

They are vulnerable to frostbite on their hairless tails, ears and toes.

400

What is the oldest city in Wisconsin?

Green Bay 

The oldest city is actually Green Bay. Its roots go all the way back to French explorer Jean Nicolet who started a small trading post in 1634

400

This Canadian city is not only the home of the first organized hockey game, but also boasts the hockey team with the most Stanley Cup wins.

Montreal

400

In a song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, a magical man made of snow came to life. Who was he and what made him come to life.

Frosty the Snowman 

Old silk hat

400

_______________ is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite the low temperature. This event is usually held to raise money for a charitable organization.

Polar Bear Plunge

400

The coat of this playful animal has up to one million hairs per square inch, allowing it to remain active all winter long.

The otter.

500

The largest experimental aviation event in the world is the _____________  located at ______________.

EAA Fly-In at Oshkosh

EAA is the Experimental Aircraft Association an international organization of aviation enthusiasts.

500

In which sport do you aim for the house?

Curling 

points are scored for the stones resting closest to the center of the house at the conclusion of each end

500

True or False?  No two snowflakes are exactly the same.

False:

In 1988, a scientist found two identical snow crystals. They came from a storm in Wisconsin.

500

While a lot of ancient cultures used evergreens around Christmas time, historical records suggest that the Christmas tree tradition was started in the 16th century by  __________  who decorated fir trees inside their homes.

Germans

500

Reindeer eat a great deal of this substance which contains a chemical that helps them keep their body fluids warm.

Moss

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