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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What manager of the Red Sox asked Moe Berg to become a coach for the team?
(a) Lefty O'Doul.
(b) Joe Cronin.
(c) Aldo Icardi.
(d) John Kieran.

3. Who signed an executive order disbanding the OSS in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?
(a) President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(b) President Harry Truman.
(c) President John F. Kennedy.
(d) President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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

5. What award did Moe Berg earn for his service in the OSS and refuse it?
(a) Medal of Honor.
(b) Medal of Valor.
(c) Medal of Patriotism.
(d) Medal of Freedom.

6. When was Werner Heisenberg born?
(a) 1884.
(b) 1876.
(c) 1893.
(d) 1901.

7. In Chapter 12, "Always Good Company," Moe Berg was sent to Zurich for a lecture by what physicist?
(a) Dr. Otto Hahn.
(b) Aldo Icardi.
(c) Niels Bohr.
(d) Joliot-Curie.

8. How many times was Ted Williams an All-Star?
(a) 12.
(b) 19.
(c) 9.
(d) 4.

9. Who was the first Italian scientist on Moe Berg's list to visit in Rome in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?
(a) Antonio Ferri.
(b) Edoardo Amaldi.
(c) Aldo Icardi.
(d) Dr. Otto Hahn.

10. What radio quiz show was Moe Berg a guest on in 1939?
(a) Information, Please!
(b) Know it all.
(c) Questions and answers.
(d) Tell me more.

11. 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) Antonio Ferri.
(b) Theodore Von Karman.
(c) Clifton Fadiman.
(d) Pyotr Kapitsa.

12. When was Moe Berg picked up by the Boston Red Sox?
(a) May 1933.
(b) April, 1935.
(c) June, 1934.
(d) August, 1930.

13. What fellow OSS agent and friend did Moe Berg visit in Oklahoma in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?
(a) Tony Calvert.
(b) Robert Furman.
(c) Herb Hunter.
(d) Joe Cronin.

14. What expert sharpshooter was employed to kill Heisenberg, but at the last minute his mission was canceled in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?
(a) Gian Carlo Wick.
(b) Carl Eifler.
(c) Clifton Fadiman.
(d) Aldo Icardi.

15. What radical, authoritarian nationalist political ideology advocates the creation of a totalitarian single-party state that seeks the mass mobilization of a nation through indoctrination, physical education, and family policy including eugenics?
(a) Fascism.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Atheism.
(d) Communism.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Moe Berg die?

2. Who was the oldest son of Bernard and Rose Berg?

3. What is a political term that refers to a country that is formally independent, but under heavy political and economic influence or control by another country?

4. Who was the moderator of the radio quiz show which Moe Berg made guest appearances on in 1939?

5. The optical laboratory Moe Berg was directed to investigate in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy" was thought to be helping compress fissionable material for Germany's what?

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