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Quiz: How much do you know about winter?

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

IT IS COLD, dark and damp. The pumpkins have rotted and there are hints of Christmas music around.

Even if you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or just don’t do calendars, you’ll probably know that winter has arrived.

How much do you know about the coldest of all seasons though? Test yourself.

When does meteorological winter start in Ireland?
21 September
31 October

1 November
1 December
Which poet wrote the popular pandemic line "If we can winter this one out we can summer anywhere"?
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WB Yeats
Seamus Heaney

Eavan Boland
Máire Mhac an tSaoi
Which of the following cities has never hosted a Winter Olympics?
Seattle
Oslo

Vancouver
Turin
Who did Alex Winter play in the 1989 film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?
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Bill
Ted
The entrance to Newgrange famously aligns with the rising sun on the morning of the winter solstice. Roughly what year was it built?
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5200 BCE
4200 BCE

3200 BCE
2200 BCE
What type of virus is responsible for the winter vomiting bug?
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Norovirus
Rhinovirus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Coronavirus
Met Éireann's list of winter storm names - shared with the UK and the Netherlands - follows an alternating male-female pattern each year. This year, the first storm name will be...
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Male
Female
Which William Shakespeare play opens with the line "Now is the winter of our discontent"?
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King Lear
Macbeth

Romeo and Juliet
Richard III
How many times does the word 'Christmas' feature in the festive favourite Winter Wonderland?
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0
2

4
6
Where was the coldest-ever winter temperature in Ireland recorded?
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Donegal
Mayo

Sligo
Longford
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Turtley awful
Shell of a bad effort
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What are ewe doing?
Baaaaaad
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Fintastic
Flippin' good
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Clever cat
Almost purr-fect
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Top dog
Paws-itively perfect
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