A winter quiz for chilly days

Brrr, it's cold outside in many parts of the country. Here's a quiz to warm you up. Fill in the blanks with words that have something to do with winter.

1. This is another name for the event held every four years that includes competitions in winter sports such as skiing, ice skating, and bobsledding. The last one was in Turin, Italy, in 2006. (2 words)

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2. This is a period of recess or vacation during the winter term at school, which usually includes the winter holidays. Hint: Some schools also have one in the spring. (2 words)

winter _ _ _ _ _

3. Some people say that this Life Savers flavor gives off a small blue spark when crunched between a person's teeth.

winter _ _ _ _ _

4. Finish this holiday song lyric:

"Sleigh bells ring, are you listening

In the lane, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight," (5 words)

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5. This might be done to a car or house, to prepare it for winter weather.

winter _ _ _

6. In the Northern Hemisphere, this occurs on or about Dec. 22. It is technically the shortest day of the year, when the sun appears in the southernmost part of the sky. (2 words)

winter _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

7. This building in St. Petersburg, Russia, was built between 1754 and 1762 as the winter residence of Russian czars. (2 words)

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8. This is another name for an outer garment worn during the cold months of the year to keep a person warm. (2 words)

winter _ _ _ _

Answers

1. Winter Olympics

2. Winter break

3. Wintergreen

4. Walking in a winter wonderland

5. Winterize

6. Winter solstice

7. Winter Palace

8. Winter coat

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