The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 12-14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a war that results when opposing powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly?
(a) War of subordinates.
(b) Partner war.
(c) Proxy war.
(d) War of substitution.

2. Who collected Moe Berg paraphernalia, including pictures and papers given to him by Sam Berg, as described in the Prologue?
(a) Niels Bohr.
(b) Clifton Fadiman.
(c) Gian Carlo Wick.
(d) Charles Owen.

3. In Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar," Moe Berg became a regular at Princeton, arriving at the home of what old friend the night of the game and gaining an invitation to dinner and a place to stay for the night?
(a) W.J. Donovan.
(b) P.H. Truman.
(c) H.P. Robertson.
(d) I.M. Levitt.

4. What physicist in Copenhagen was Moe Berg directed to meet with in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?
(a) Theodore Von Karman.
(b) Joliot-Curie.
(c) Aldo Icardi.
(d) Niels Bohr.

5. As a member of the OIAA, Moe began telling people in the OSS about his films of what?
(a) Korea.
(b) Japan.
(c) China.
(d) Vietnam.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assistant managing editor of the New York Times received letters from someone claiming to be Moe Berg in the Prologue?

2. In his time playing for the Boston Red Sox, Moe Berg averaged fewer than how many games per season?

3. What New York City newsreel production company had Berg had contracted to film the sights of his second trip to Japan?

4. Who picked up Berg in 1931 when Chicago put him on waivers?

5. What term, in its original usage, describes a competition between two or more parties for the best armed forces?

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