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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who advise the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council and the President on military matters?
(a) The Knights of the Round Table.
(b) The Council of Military Leaders.
(c) The Top Brass Club.
(d) The Joint Chiefs of Staff.

2. At what age had Moe Berg begun playing baseball?
(a) 4.
(b) 9.
(c) 5.
(d) 7.

3. How many languages did Moe Berg study while earning his B.A. degree?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 7.
(d) 4.

4. In the baseball season of 1929, where was Moe Berg injured?
(a) His foot.
(b) His knee.
(c) His elbow.
(d) His bicep.

5. What was Moe Berg's batting average after the 1932 season?
(a) .118.
(b) .185.
(c) .236.
(d) .312.

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

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

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

9. To what team was Moe Berg loaned in the second half of the season in 1924, where he shone on a losing team?
(a) The Little Rock Travelers.
(b) The Washington Senators.
(c) The Minneapolis Millers.
(d) The Toledo Mud Hens.

10. What was the maiden name of Moe Berg's mother?
(a) Linda McCarthy.
(b) Estella Huni.
(c) Mary Collins.
(d) Rose Tashke.

11. What was Moe Berg's father's profession by the time Moe entered college?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Pharmacist.
(c) Taxi driver.
(d) Doctor.

12. How many games did Moe Berg play in the season of 1933?
(a) 20.
(b) 31.
(c) 40.
(d) 17.

13. Where did Moe Berg grow up after the age of three?
(a) Buffalo, NY.
(b) Boston, MA.
(c) Newark, NJ.
(d) Washington D.C.

14. On his second Japan trip, Moe Berg convinced Babe Ruth that he learned Japanese in what amount of time?
(a) 1 month.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 10 days.
(d) 2 weeks.

15. 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) OSS.
(c) POLY.
(d) CHIA.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the Louvre Museum open?

2. What kind of movie camera did Moe Berg take with him on his second trip to Japan?

3. What two players other than Moe Berg went to Japan to teach baseball seminars at Japanese universities during the winter of 1932?

4. What was an alignment of great powers during the mid-20th century that fought World War II and included Germany, Italy and Japan?

5. Where was Moe Berg born?

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