The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Moe Berg's Alsos's counterpart in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?
(a) Rose Tashke.
(b) Edoardo Amaldi.
(c) Colonel Boris Pash.
(d) Clifton Fadiman.

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

3. Who was the moderator of the radio quiz show which Moe Berg made guest appearances on in 1939?
(a) Roy Spencer.
(b) Clifton Fadiman.
(c) H.P. Robertson.
(d) John McGraw.

4. 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.

5. After the dissolution of the OSS, two of Moe's beloved supervisors, including who, resigned and planned to return to practicing law?
(a) John Kieran.
(b) John McGraw.
(c) William Donovan.
(d) Roy Spencer.

6. How many times was Moe Berg a guest appearance on a popular radio quiz show before never returning?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

7. After visiting with Meitner, Moe was sent on a tour of the United States with who in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?
(a) Allan Siegal.
(b) Herb Hunter.
(c) Paul Scherrer.
(d) Edoardo Amaldi.

8. Edoardo Amaldi told Moe Berg that the Italians could not build an atomic bomb for what reason?
(a) They did not have adequate resources at their lab.
(b) The economic sanctions that were in place.
(c) The citizens were not behind them.
(d) Their scientists were not smart enough.

9. What other regular radio quiz show guest and sports commentator said "Moe was the most scholarly professional athlete (I) ever knew"?
(a) Antonio Ferri.
(b) John Kieran.
(c) William Donovan.
(d) Niels Bohr.

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

11. In late 1944/early 1945, Moe Berg began reporting to the OSS office in Bern lead by whom?
(a) H.P. Robertson.
(b) Tony Calvert.
(c) Allen Dulles.
(d) Carl Eifler.

12. When did the Cold War begin?
(a) 1946.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1951.
(d) 1940.

13. 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?
(a) Plutonium bombs.
(b) Atomic bombs.
(c) Dirty bombs.
(d) Nuclear bombs.

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

15. Who was Moe Berg's driver in Italy in the summer of 1944?
(a) Aldo Icardi.
(b) Walther Bothe.
(c) Paul Scherrer.
(d) Joseph Grew.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shortly after leaving the SSU and settling in his brother's home, Moe learned that his business partner in a film and stationary business called what had gone bankrupt?

2. In Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy," Moe made his way to England aboard what?

3. When the OSS was formed, it was styled after what intelligence operation in England?

4. 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?

5. What physicist in Copenhagen was Moe Berg directed to meet with in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

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