Start your summer with a quiz

Fill in the blanks with to complete these two-word phrases about summer. You might want to pour yourself a glass of lemonade or turn on the air conditioner to keep yourself cool while you work on this.

1. This is another name for the games where nations compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in, for instance, swimming, soccer, and track and field.

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2. There are several varieties of this vegetable, such as the crookneck, which are eaten shortly after being picked rather than kept in storage.

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _

3. This is a period of unusually mild weather that often occurs in late autumn.

_ _ _ _ _ _ summer

4. This is the longest day of the year. It occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21.

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

5. If you do poorly in your classes during the year, you might have to go here to repeat a course.

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _

6. A fun place some kids go when there is no school. Here they might sleep in a bunk, have a counselor, and tell stories in the evening around a fire.

Summer _ _ _ _

7. This is when school is out for the year and you can sleep late, go to bed late, and play all day.

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Answers:

1. Summer Olympics

2. Summer squash

3. Indian summer

4. Summer solstice

5. Summer school

6. Summer camp

7. Summer vacation

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