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Subject: Snow
This category is about snow. Made by Norway.

There are max. 10 points per question.

Question 1:
What is the coldest temperature measured any place in the world?
  1. -89,2°C Vostok Station, Antarctica
  2. -51,3°C Karasjokk, Norway
  3. -53,7°C Nikkaluokta, Finland
Write the answer to the question
Question 2:
When you are out on a scouting trip in the winter and your toes are getting really cold (but there is no frostbite), what is the best way to warm them up?
  1. Put the feet in very hot water (60°C)
  2. Pretend that nothing has happened, this will pass soon
  3. Take off your shoes and socks and place the feet on the bare belly of one of your scout friends to warm them up slowly
Write the answer to the question
Answer (with text):
C
Warming up the feet slowly is less painful. However, if there is real frostbite it is important to warm up quickly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frostbite
Question 3:
At what temperature does water freeze (standard conditions)?
  1. 0° Fahrenheit
  2. 0° Celsius
  3. 0° Kelvin
Write the answer to the question
Question 4:
How deep is the snow on the top of Mount Everest?
  1. 10 cm
  2. 3,5 m
  3. 10 m
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Question 5:
Why are woolen socks better than cotton socks when it is cold and wet?
  1. Cotton comes from plants and plants cannot freeze
  2. The heat from the sheep keeps it nicely warm
  3. Wool fibers repel water and keeps its insulating properties even when wet
Write the answer to the question
Answer (with text):
Question 6:
At what slope angles does most avalanches occur?
  1. 25-60 °
  2. 50-65 °
  3. 60-90 °
Write the answer to the question
Question 7:
How high is the worlds tallest snow person - according to Guinness World Records?
  1. 12.22 meters
  2. 37.21 meters
  3. 45.10 meters
Write the answer to the question
Question 8:
Explain how to make an igloo with a small cartoon or animation

Take a picture of it and upload it

You are being judged by creativity and factually correctness

Answer (by file):
Question 9:
The Norwegian Mountain code "Fjellvettregelen" is a set of "rules" all should know before venturing outside

You can look at it here: https://english.dnt.no/the-norwegian-mountain-code

Pick one of the codes / rules and explain it with a picture or drawing

Take a picture of it and upload it

You are being judged by creativity and factually correctness

Answer (by file):
Don't do this:

Question 10:
It is important to check your friends regularly for signs of hypothermia (extreme cooling) when doing cold weather activities. The following list of symptoms got mixed up and contains 4 symptoms NOT related to cold weather:

  • Slurred speech or mumbling
  • Thirst
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Weak pulse
  • Sweating
  • Clumsiness or lack of coordination
  • Drowsiness or very low energy
  • Anger
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Hunger

Please list all the WRONG symptoms below.

Answer (with text):
  • Sweating
  • Anger
  • Thirst
  • Hunger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermia

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