Celebrate summer with a quiz

For kids: How much do you know about summer?

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Directions: Fill in the blanks with these words and 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 are working on this.

1. This is the name for the games where nations compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in swimming, soccer, and track and field. (2 words)

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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2. This is any of several varieties of this vegetable, such as crookneck or pattypan, which are eaten shortly after being picked rather than kept in storage. (2 words)

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _

3. If you do poorly in your classes during the year, you might have to go here to repeat a course. (2 words)

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _

4. A place some kids go when there is no school, where they might sleep in a bunk and have a counselor. (2 words)

Summer _ _ _ _

5. This is the longest day of the year. It occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21, when the sun is in the zenith at the Tropic of Cancer. (2 words

Summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Ask Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa what song (performed by the Lovin' Spoonful and written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, and Joe Butler) they were singing during the summer of 1966. The song begins, "Hot town ... back of my neck getting dirty and gritty." (4 words)

"Summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _"

Answers:

1. Summer Olympics

2. Summer squash

3. Summer school

4. Summer camp

5. Summer solstice

6. "Summer in the City"

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