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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1929, Moe missed his opportunity to graduate with his law school class because he failed what?
(a) Evidence.
(b) Sentencing.
(c) Court procedings.
(d) Constitutional Amendments.

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

3. Who arranged for three players to go to Japan to teach baseball seminars at Japanese universities during the winter of 1932?
(a) Theodore Von Karman.
(b) Clifton Fadiman.
(c) Herb Hunter.
(d) Antonio Ferri.

4. 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 Toledo Mud Hens.
(c) The Minneapolis Millers.
(d) The Washington Senators.

5. 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 Joint Chiefs of Staff.
(b) The Top Brass Club.
(c) The Council of Military Leaders.
(d) The Knights of the Round Table.

6. What manager of the Giants did Moe Berg have dinner in Paris with in Chapter 4, "Robin in Paris"?
(a) John McGraw.
(b) Allen Dulles.
(c) William Donovan.
(d) Charles Owen.

7. When was Moe Berg born?
(a) May 2, 1909.
(b) April 7, 1899.
(c) March 2, 1902.
(d) June 19, 1906.

8. On what date did the group of three players began their circuit of Japanese universities in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"?
(a) May 4, 1928.
(b) July 28, 1929.
(c) October 22, 1932.
(d) January 5, 1923.

9. Who was the Senators' starting catcher in 1933?
(a) Cliff Bolton.
(b) Gian Carlo Wick.
(c) Carl Eifler.
(d) Joseph Grew.

10. From what high school did Moe Berg graduate?
(a) Barringer High School.
(b) Bellmont High School.
(c) Beaufort High School.
(d) Bradford High School.

11. What refers to a fielder's ability to move from his position to field a ball in play in baseball?
(a) Range.
(b) Location.
(c) Area.
(d) Grid.

12. Moe Berg worked as a baseball coach until what year?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1961.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1939.

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

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

15. What CIA museum curator idolizes Moe Berg as described in the Prologue?
(a) Joseph Grew.
(b) Edoardo Amaldi.
(c) Linda McCarthy.
(d) I.M. Levitt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Moe Berg earn his law degree?

2. What refers to the official list of players who are eligible to play in a given game and to be included on the lineup card for that game in baseball?

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

4. What two baseball clubs approached Moe Berg after his college graduation?

5. With what batting average did Moe Berg finish the 1930 season?

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