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This quiz could blow you away

Hey kids, see how many of these 'wind' words you can guess.

There's a saying that March can come in like a lion with strong winds and go out like a lamb with gentle breezes. All of the answers below have something to do with the word "wind."

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1. These are pieces of glass, metal, beads, wood, or ceramic that are hung loosely together so that they make a soothing sound when blown by the wind. (2 words.)

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2. In this sport, the athlete rides waves by using a sailboard and the wind.

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3. Bassoons, clarinets, flutes, oboes, and saxophones fall into this category in a band or orchestra. (2 words.)

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4. This is a warm, windproof outer jacket that often has a tight-fitting neck, cuffs, and waistband.

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5. This is an opening in a wall of a building or vehicle, usually with an inner frame of wood or metal with glass fitted in it. It helps let light inside. When opened, it lets in air.

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6. This is a small desert rattlesnake that moves forward with a diagonal looping motion. It is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

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7. This is what your parents had to do to reverse the direction of an audiotape or video in order to listen to or view it again.

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8. This is a motorized device on a vehicle that has a rubber blade on a metal arm, which is attached just below a vehicle's front (and sometimes back) window. It is used to clean off rain or snow. (2 words.)

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Answers on next page

1. Wind chimes

2. Windsurfing

3. Woodwind instruments

4. Windbreaker

5. Window

6. Sidewinder

7. Rewind

8. Windshield wiper