Answers to last week’s Enigma:
List the five Great Lakes of North America: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Eerie, Ontario
List the nine major planets of the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
List the twelve signs of the zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
List the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Pyramids of Egypt, Walls and Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Diana at Ephesus, Statue of Olympian Zeus, Tomb of Mausolus, Pharos of Alexandria, Colossus of Rhodes
List the nine Muses of Greek mythology: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania
List the Seven Deadly Sins: Anger, Covetousness, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sloth
List the twelve months of the French Revolutionary calendar: Vendemiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivose, Pluviose, Ventose, Germinal, Floreal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, Fructidor
List the kings and queens of Britain since 1600 (in the correct order!): Charles II, James II, William and Mary, Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II
This week’s Enigma:
This week I am offering a modest prize for the first correct answer I receive on paper on Saturday morning onwards (no email).
In my family, each girl has an equal number of brothers and sisters but each boy has twice as many sisters as brothers. How many boys and how many girls are there in my family?