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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Moe Berg begin playing professional baseball?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1927.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1923.

2. Moe Berg ended up getting into only how many games in the entire 1930 season?
(a) 14.
(b) 12.
(c) 5.
(d) 20.

3. 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.

4. While the rest of the team was playing in Omiya, Berg went to Saint Luke's Hospital where during his second trip in Japan?
(a) Hiroshima.
(b) Osaka.
(c) Tokyo.
(d) Tsukiji.

5. What was an alignment of great powers during the mid-20th century that fought World War II and included France and the United States?
(a) Allied powers.
(b) Axis powers.
(c) Western powers.
(d) Eastern powers.

6. When was the Louvre Palace built?
(a) The early 10th century.
(b) The late 12th century.
(c) The early 16th century.
(d) The mid 14th century.

7. What is an area of Paris named for the large central wholesale marketplace?
(a) La Rive Gauche.
(b) Les Halles.
(c) Les Pourquoi.
(d) Les Enchanté.

8. During an exhibition game against what team did Moe Berg tear a knee ligament?
(a) The Washington Senators.
(b) The Minneapolis Millers.
(c) The Little Rock Travelers.
(d) The Toledo Mud Hens.

9. How many hits did Moe Berg have in the 1931 season?
(a) 7.
(b) 1.
(c) 0.
(d) 5.

10. What was an organization designed to spread propaganda in South and Central America to keep the citizens of those countries on the side of the United States during World War II?
(a) OIAA.
(b) CHIA.
(c) POLY.
(d) OSS.

11. What does OIAA stand for?
(a) Oil Industry Association of America.
(b) Open Information Act of America.
(c) Office of Inter-American Affairs.
(d) Office of Industry and Agriculture.

12. For what team did Moe Berg play in Reading, Pennsylvania?
(a) The Owls.
(b) The Keys.
(c) The Panthers.
(d) The Wolves.

13. In what year did Bernard Berg leave Ukraine to head west?
(a) 1894.
(b) 1900.
(c) 1875.
(d) 1890

14. What was an alignment of great powers during the mid-20th century that fought World War II and included Germany, Italy and Japan?
(a) Western powers.
(b) Axis powers.
(c) Allied powers.
(d) Eastern powers.

15. What antiquarian bookshop owner thought Moe Berg was a fraud in the Prologue?
(a) Otto Hahn.
(b) Linda McCarthy.
(c) George Allen.
(d) Roy Spencer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Moe Berg when he begged his mother to let him start school?

2. To what team was Moe Berg loaned in the second half of the season in 1924, where he shone on a losing team?

3. What starting catcher went down in the 1932 season, allowing Moe Berg to step in?

4. Who did Moe Berg sign with in April of 1924?

5. How many games did Moe Berg play in the season of 1933?

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