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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy," Moe made his way to England aboard what?
(a) A fishing boat.
(b) A cruise ship.
(c) A military transport plane.
(d) A fighter jet.

3. When did the attack on Pearl Harbor take place?
(a) September 11, 1939.
(b) December 7, 1941.
(c) July 4, 1937.
(d) October 31, 1945.

4. What Russian physicist developed a new method for liquefaction of air with a low-pressure cycle using a special high-efficiency expansion turbine in 1939?
(a) Pyotr Kapitsa.
(b) Clifton Fadiman.
(c) Antonio Ferri.
(d) Theodore Von Karman.

5. When did Berg report to the Senators training camp after returning from Japan?
(a) March 2, 1930.
(b) April 16, 1934.
(c) February 26, 1933.
(d) May 1, 1931.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the maiden name of Moe Berg's mother?

2. Edoardo Amaldi told Moe Berg that the Italians could not build an atomic bomb for what reason?

3. Who arranged for three players to go to Japan to teach baseball seminars at Japanese universities during the winter of 1932?

4. During what years was Nelson Rockefeller U.S. Vice President?

5. When was the CIA established?

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