Friday, August 16, 2013

Quiz: How times have changed

Veteran followers of this blog will remember when we used to hold regular quizzes and offered prizes to wide-eyed winners.

Looking for a clue?
Remember these? Who is the patron saint at the end of the world's longest arcade? The name of that fountain? Why roses in the mail boxes?

Before the days of online search engines, it was easy to think up stumpers. Now try to ask a question that can't be answered with a few taps on a keyboard.

Here's one that's not so easy. The first person to guess correctly will win a SAIS Bologna -- yes, Bologna -- tee shirt. (Sorry, no SAIS Europe shirts in stock.)

What was the matriculation fee at the SAIS Bologna Center in 1955-56, its first year of operations?

You can send in your answer via the comment section below or with an email to


Felix Amrhein said...

The matriculation fee was $5 or 3125 Lire.

Greetings from Germany

Marko Grujicic said...

A matriculation fee was $5.00. This was easy :)

Nelson Graves said...

Well done, Felix and Marko. You are both correct. The matriculation fee that first year of the Bologna Center was $5 (at 625 lire per dollar), and annual tuition was $800. The good old days. Felix was first in with the right answer -- very soon after the quiz was posted -- and gets the tee shirt. Felix: Could you send us your mailing address and your preferred size, please? Marko -- Could Amina and I treat you to a coffee? Thanks to both of you for playing.

Marko Grujicic said...

A cup of coffee sounds great. Btw, I have already had the Bologna Center tee shirt. Congrats to Felix