WINTER WILL IN THE BLANK
Winter Flavours
Winter Holidays
Winter Wildlife
Winter Weather
Winter Activities
Winter Grab Bag
100

You’re on thin __________.

Ice.

100

What sweet drink is a wintertime favourite for children and adults alike?

Hot chocolate.

100

Nice children get presents, while naughty ones get coal, on which holiday?

Christmas.

100

What do certain animals do in the winter that involves a whole lot of sleep?

Hibernate.

100

What form of precipitation consists of ice pellets, often mixed with rain or snow?

Sleet.

100

What winter activity involves hitting people with cold, white circles spheres?

Snowball fights.

100

What is hypothermia?

Damage to body tissue caused by tissue being frozen.

200

In the __________ of winter.

Dead.

200

What popular winter drink is made with egg, milk, and a lot of sugar?

Egg nog.

200

What Jewish holiday in December is when the Menorah is lit and children get 8 nights of gifts?

Hanukkah.

200

What dapper animal looks like it is wearing a tuxedo or suit?

A Penguin.

200

How many sides does a snowflake have?

6.

200

This winter activity involves sliding on the ice wearing special shoes that have blades.

Ice skating.

200

Which side of a building forms the most icicles?

The South side.

300

That’s just the tip of the __________.

Iceberg.

300

What holiday treat is loved for its long shelf life?

Fruit cake.

300

What winter holiday celebrates love?

Valentine's Day.

300

What happens to the arctic fox in winter?

Its fur turns white in winter.

300

What temperature measurement is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by wind and cold?

Wind chill.

300

What do you create when you lay on a snowy surface and flap your arms?

A snow angel.

300

What percentage of fresh snow is composed of air?

80%

400

I slept so well last night, I was out __________.

Cold.

400

What classic Christmas candy has been around more than 300 years and gives you fresh breath?

A candy cane.

400

Chinese New Year is marked each year by one of 12 different what?

Animals.

400

Can you name 3 breeds of cold-weather dogs?

Bernese Mountain Dog, German Shepherd, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland Retriever, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, or Siberian Husky.

400

What is a chinhook?

A type of winter wind.

400

Dogs are essential for what winter sport?

Dog sledding.

400

Which snow monster is supposed to make his home in the Himalayas?

The Yeti or the Abominable Snowman.

500

I’m no good at meeting new people, I can never seem to __________.

Break the ice.

500

What kind of icing is used to build gingerbread houses?

Royal icing.

500

In what month does winter end in the Northern Hemisphere?

March.

500

What colour is a polar bears fur? Bonus points if you can tell me the colour of their skin!

Their fur is colourless and transparent, their skin is black.

500

What does snow blindness mean?

You become temporarily blind due to overexposure to UV light that reflects off of the snow.

500

What kind of snow is suitable for making a snowman?

Wet snow.

500

What is the reason we have seasons?

The tilt of the Earth.

600

I’ll do that when hell__________.

Freezes over.

600

Name a seasonal winter vegetable from the northern hemisphere.

Celery or horseradish.

600

What day does winter officially start? Bonus points if you can tell me the name of the holiday associated with it.

December 21st, Winter Solstice.

600

Which endangered feline species is found in the mountains of Nepal?

Snow Leopard.

600

What is the necessary weather condition for a blizzard to happen?

Blowing snow with winds greater than 55 kilometres per hour

600

What winter activity is also the most efficient way to traverse deep snow over long distances?

Snow shoeing.

600

What do we call trees that shed their leaves in preparation for winter?

Deciduous.
700

To not talk to someone is to give them the __________.

Cold shoulder.

700

“Winter banana” is a variety of which fruit?

Apple.

700

What holiday takes place on February 2nd?

Groundhog Day.

700

Where do slugs go during the winter when the temperature goes below the freezing level?

Underground.

700

Sunsets are more dramatic during the winter due to the lack of what?

Humidity. The moisture-free air allows the sun to shine more vividly.

700

What winter sport is also known as “the roaring game”?

Curling.

700

What do we call the condition characterized by an extreme fear of snow?

 Chinophobia.

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