How did you score on last week’s quiz? The answers were:1. a cow; 2. his jacket and shoes; 3. mole; 4. roses; 5. tomato soup. This time, chill out with our Garden Club quiz about winterizing your home and landscape. Let’s see what you know about cold weather. Here goes:
1. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowflake ever observed fell in January 1887, in Fort Keogh, Montana. It measured:
a. 11″ wide and 8″ thick
b. 15″ wide and 8″ thick
c. 8″ wide and 8″ thick
2. What does a draft snake do? (Hint: it’s not a reptile that dodges the Selective Service.)
Tip: Don’t want a bunch of draft snakes hanging around your doors and windows? Click here for more ways to keep your home snug and warm, and avoid the winter chill.
3. The Abominable Snowman lives in:
a. The Himalayas
b. The Rocky Mountains
c. The Catskills
d. The Appalachians
4. In cold weather, static electricity can build up and shock you when you touch something. What device could you use in your home to prevent this?
5. Fluorescent lights use more energy in cold weather. What kind of outdoor lights actually perform better as the temperatures drop?
Tip: Improve your paths and walkways this winter with energy efficient lighting.
Chill Out bonus question: What do you call the fear of snow? There’s a real answer for this, but be creative if you want to!