auAsk anyone in D.C.—even Washington natives—and they’ll tell you this has been one of the most brutal winters in recent memory. Mother Nature has been a bitter pill, delivering lows in the single digits and snow and ice that never seem to melt. (I’m still thawing out from the 5-degree day we had a few weeks ago.)

So, it’s fitting that our next Final Exam, courtesy of government professor Jim Quick, centers on the Arctic. The series of questions from his popular Power and Money class touch on timely security, economic and environmental issues. And they’re tricky; in addition to your wool beanie, you’re going to need to put on your thinking cap.

Check out Jim’s quiz in the April issue of American—and in the meantime, stay warm.

Snow covered campus pic courtesy of Holly Mcaloney