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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The teams that approached Moe Berg after his college graduation were looking for a player who was what in order to bring in fans?
(a) Clean cut.
(b) Muscular.
(c) Tall.
(d) Jewish.

2. What assistant managing editor of the New York Times received letters from someone claiming to be Moe Berg in the Prologue?
(a) Allan Siegal.
(b) Rose Tashke.
(c) Walther Bothe.
(d) Ted Lyons.

3. With what respected Wall Street law firm did Moe Berg take a position in 1930?
(a) Bloomberg and Rodgers.
(b) Satterlee and Canfield.
(c) Scofield and Newton.
(d) Ernster and Robbins.

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

5. Who picked up Moe Berg after his unconditional release from the Cleveland Indians?
(a) The Toledo Mud Hens.
(b) The Little Rock Travelers.
(c) The Washington Senators.
(d) The Minneapolis Millers.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Moe Berg receive his his LL.B. degree?

2. In the baseball season of 1929, where was Moe Berg injured?

3. Who was the Senators' starting catcher in 1933?

4. Who picked up Berg in 1931 when Chicago put him on waivers?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Moe Berg take a non-baseball-related job in 1930 in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"?

2. What led to Moe Berg's second Japan trip in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"? What other ballplayers went on the tour?

3. Where did Moe Berg go to work after quitting baseball, as described in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe"?

4. What led to Moe Berg becoming a permanent catcher for the White Sox in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit"?

5. Describe Dr. Sam Berg. What was his relationship with his brother Moe?

6. What happened academically and in Moe Berg's sports career in 1929 in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit"?

7. Why did Moe Berg begin the 1926 season late in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit"?

8. What theory does the author put forth regarding Bernard Berg's relationship with his children in Chapter 2, "Youth: Runt Wolfe"?

9. With whom did Moe Berg play in the 1923 baseball season? Where did he go in Paris when the season ended in Chapter 4, "Robin in Paris"?

10. How often did Moe Berg play in the 1930 season in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"?

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