What does Roy G. Biv tell you?

A mnemonic is a rhyme or formula used to assist in remembering facts.
For example, many remember how to adjust their clocks for daylight savings
time with the formula: Spring forward, fall back. Other mnemonics use the
first letter of a series of words to form a new word. For example, the
admonition to writers is KISS — Keep it sweet and simple.
Below are mnemonics common in some circles, but less well known generally.
Combine your knowledge with the process of elimination to match them.

1. Roy G. Biv
2. Every good boy does fine.
3. Do men ever visit Boston?
4. My very earnest mother just served us nine pickles.
5. HOMES
6. RICE
7. PAIL
8. Bless my dear Aunt Sally.

A. Order of British peerage.
B. Names of the Great Lakes.
C. Treatment for a sprain.
D. Colors in the visible spectrum.
E. The names of the planets in order outward from the sun.
F. Types of skin cuts.
G. Order for algebraic operations.
H. Lines of the treble clef.

ANSWERS:
1. (D.) Colors in the spectrum: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
2. (H.) Lines of the treble clef are E, G, B, D, F. Spaces spell FACE.
3. (A) British titles in order of rank: Duke, marquis, earl, viscount and baron.
4. (E.) The planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
5. (B) The great lakes: Huron, On-tario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.
6. (C.) Treatment for a sprain: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
7. (F.) Types of cuts are puncture, abrasion, incision and laceration.
8. (G.) The algebraic order: Brackets, multiply, divide, add, subtract.

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