The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Short Essay - Answer Key

Nicholas Dawidoff
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. How does the author describe Moe Berg's impact on those around him in the Prologue?

In the Prologue, the author offers the reader a glimpse at the impact Moe Berg had on the people around him. Some people worshiped Moe Berg and thought of him as some kind of hero, while others thought he was a mediocre ball player but a fascinating man. Others thought Moe Berg was a liar and a fake, while others simply found him mysterious.

2. How does author Nicholas Dawidoff describe Moe Berg's sports persona in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe"?

In Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe," the author gives a summary of Moe Berg's life. Moe Berg played baseball in the major leagues for sixteen years and then worked as a coach for three more years. During this time, Moe was a favorite with the sports writers because he was such an oddity that they could always find something to write about with him.

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