The Zebra Puzzle

The Zebra Puzzle is a well-known logic puzzle.

It is often called "Einstein's Puzzle" or "Einstein's Riddle" because it is said to have been invented by Albert Einstein as a boy. Some claim that Einstein said "only 2 percent of the world's population can solve it."

1. The Englishman lives in the red house.

2. The Spaniard owns the dog.

3. Coffee is drunk in the green house.

4. The Ukrainian drinks tea.

5. The green house is immediately to the right (as you look at the houses) of the ivory house.

6. The Old Gold smoker owns snails.

7. Kools are smoked in the yellow house.

8. Milk is drunk in the middle house.

9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.

10. The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house next to the man with the fox.

11. Kools are smoked in a house next to the house where the horse is kept.

12. The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice.

13. The Japanese smokes Parliaments.

14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

Your task is to determine who drinks water and who owns the zebra?


There are five houses in a row each painted a different color:  House 1 - House 2 - House 3 - House 4 - House 5

Each house inhabitant has a different nationality, owns a different pet, drinks a different beverage and smokes a different brand of cigarettes.

It is possible not only to deduce the answers to the question but to figure out who lives where, in what color house, keeping what pet, drinking what drink, and smoking what brand of cigarettes.