Let it snow!

Test your knowledge on snow science and history here.

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Andrea Sachs/ The Washington Post

Which city is the snowiest in the United States?

Boston, Massachusetts

Albany, New York

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Syracuse, New York

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Charles Krupa/ Associated Press

Not every big snowstorm is a blizzard. How fast do winds have to be blowing for it to be considered a blizzard?

10 miles per hour

25 miles per hour

35 miles per hour

50 miles per hour

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Astrid Riecken/ for The Washington Post

True or false: It needs to be 32 degrees or lower for it to snow?

True

False

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ Associated Press

Which of these factors helps determine the shape of snowflakes?

The place the snow is falling

The temperature it is while snow is falling

If there is a body of water near the snowfall

How much pollution is in the air

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Matt McClain/ The Washington Post

Snowball fights are a snowstorm tradition. Which animal has been observed playing with snowballs?

Polar bears

Squirrels

Reindeer

Japanese macaques

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Craig Hudson/ for The Washington Post

This mineral is used to melt snow and ice off sidewalks and roads after a storm?

Salt

Iron

Magnesium

Copper

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Susan Walsh/ Associated Press

This animal's paws act as natural snowshoes, allowing the animal to not sink while walking on soft snow.

Hare

Snow leopard

Snowy owl

Snow goose

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Drew Angerer/ Getty Images

The largest snowstorm in Washington, D.C.'s recorded history is the Knickerbocker Storm of 1922. How many inches of snow fell in the District?

53 inches

16 inches

28 inches

44 inches