Monday, November 21, 2011

Room 201: an ad hoc quiz

We stopped running a weekly quiz some months ago after readers urged us to spend our energies on other challenges. Fair enough. We do aim to please.

Still, we can't resist running an ad hoc quiz based on the photo below, which was provided to us by a loyal in-house reader.

First, an important ground rule: This quiz is not open to current members of the SAIS community (ie, current students, staff or faculty).

Second, the prize: a SAIS Bologna tee shirt (like the one worn by Maarten Vleeschhouwer in this photo).

The quiz: If you followed this note and went to Room 201, you would see a SAIS Bologna professor. In what country was he born?

You can send in your answers as comments to this post or with an email to

Nelson Graves


Panos said...

The room number was of no help. But imperialism.. I think I got it: The Professor's birthplace must be Great Britain's Chesterfield!

Nelson Graves said...

Bravo, Panos. Indeed, "European Imperialism in the 20th Century" is taught by Prof. Mark Gilbert. Prof. Gilbert was born in Chesterfield, England. Panos, you win a tee shirt. All we need is your shirt size (S, M, L, XL -- they are all cotton) and an address to send them to. We hope you enjoyed the quiz.

Panos said...

I enjoyed the quiz much! It is definitely an amusing way of finding out more about SAIS Bologna's faculty and its curriculum. Thank you for the tee shirt - I'll be glad to wear it!