Friday, November 2, 2012


No one has solved the chess puzzle we posted two months ago, but we do not give up easily. So here is another snap quiz.

A U.S. president called this man the greatest statesman of the 20th century. The man studied at university in the city where the cathedral pictured below is located.

Who was this man?

You can send in your answers using the comment box or by sending an email to The person with the first correct answer wins a SAIS Bologna tee shirt.

Good luck!

Nelson Graves


Anonymous said...

I think the cathedral is situated in Berlin! If so, this man was Otto von Bismarck!
- Diego T.

Nelson Graves said...

There was strong interest in this quiz. Because it's been a while since we've run one? Or because the topic was related to international relations? In any case, respondents mentioned a number of statesman, with Winston Churchill a popular choice. Francesco Masetti had the right nationality in choosing the Swedish politician Olof Palme. But Palme did his university studies at the University of Stockholm. Where is the church pictured in the photo? In Uppsala -- where Dag Hammarskjöld studied. Hammarskjöld was the second secretary-general of the United Nations, and it was JFK who called him "the greatest statesman of our century".

Shawn Magnuson was first with the right answer, but as he has already won one of our quizzes and a tee shirt, he magnanimously asked that the prize go to someone else. That would be Aaron Badway, who offered the correct answer a mere 31 minutes after the quiz was posted. Congratulations Aaron. And thanks to those who participated. We hope it was fun.