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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Capitalism.
(b) Communism.
(c) Atheism.
(d) Fascism.

2. What was a unique variety of fascism that incorporated biological racism and antisemitism during WWII?
(a) Nazism.
(b) Dudeism.
(c) Communism.
(d) Capitolism.

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

5. What President called for the formation of the OSS?
(a) Harry S. Truman.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(d) Herbert Hoover.

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

7. In Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy," it was discovered that Werner Heisenberg was to be in Switzerland in when to give a lecture?
(a) Mid September.
(b) Early August.
(c) Mid June.
(d) Late December.

8. What civil engineer during World War II was the chief of foreign intelligence for the Manhattan Engineer District directing espionage against the German nuclear energy project?
(a) Robert Furman.
(b) Harry Broley.
(c) Allan Siegal.
(d) Ted Lyons.

9. In late May, 1944, Moe flew from Casablanca to where?
(a) Paris.
(b) Algiers.
(c) London.
(d) Munich.

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

11. What young aeronautical engineer was Moe Berg directed to talk into moving to the United States in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?
(a) Antonio Ferri.
(b) I.M. Levitt.
(c) Aldo Icardi.
(d) Cliff Bolton.

12. When did the CIA offer Moe Berg a contract in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?
(a) 1957.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1955.

13. How long was Dom DiMaggio's baseball career?
(a) 6 years.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 11 years.
(d) 10 months.

14. What physicist in Copenhagen was Moe Berg directed to meet with in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?
(a) Aldo Icardi.
(b) Niels Bohr.
(c) Joliot-Curie.
(d) Theodore Von Karman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What award did Moe Berg earn for his service in the OSS and refuse it?

2. 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?

3. What is a war that results when opposing powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly?

4. After the dissolution of the OSS, two of Moe's beloved supervisors, including who, resigned and planned to return to practicing law?

5. What position did Moe Berg play for the Boston Red Sox?

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