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Academic Decathlon 2004 Logic Quiz

Beach Party  (800 points)

Four mothers take their young children (two girls named Anita and Sheila, and two boys named Jeremy and Mark) for an outing at the beach.  Unfortunately each mother (including Susan) realized that she had forgotten a different crucial item of beach gear (one forgot her beach umbrella).  Luckily each had remembered to pack her child's sand pail (each of which has a different sea creature on it -- one pail has a seal design), so the other three mothers took turns watching the children play as, one  by one, each mother trudged home for the item she had forgotten.  From the following clues, can you match each mother with her child, the item she had forgotten, and the design on her child's sand pail?

1. The four mothers are Margaret, Anita's mom, the mother who forgot her paperback book, and the mother of the child with the dolphin pail.

2. The four children are Judy's daughter, Mark, the child with the octopus pail, and the one whose mother forgot her sunglasses.

3. The four items that were forgotten are the hat, the sunglasses, the item Margaret forgot, and the item that Jeremy's mother went to retrieve.

4. The four pails are the one with the octopus design, the one with the crab design, Anita's pail and the one carried by Ingrid's child.

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