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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. When did Moe Berg receive his his LL.B. degree?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1938.
(c) 1922.
(d) 1930.

2. With what team did Moe Berg sign after graduating college?
(a) The Chicago White Sox.
(b) The Brooklyn Robins.
(c) The Chicago Cubs.
(d) The Detroit Tigers.

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

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

5. When was Lou Gehrig born?
(a) 1892.
(b) 1868.
(c) 1903.
(d) 1895.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what village in the Ukraine was Bernard Berg?

2. During an exhibition game against what team did Moe Berg tear a knee ligament?

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

4. In 1929, Moe missed his opportunity to graduate with his law school class because he failed what?

5. When did the Louvre Museum open?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Moe Berg learn about Niels Bohr in Zurich in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

2. What university did Moe enter in 1919? What was his demeanor there described as?

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

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

5. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1933 season in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"? How was his performance described?

6. How is Moe Berg's relationship with the press described in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe"? What were Berg's academic qualities?

7. Who did Moe Berg visit in January of 1946 in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company? What was his objective in the visit?

8. Describe Moe Berg's final days in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar." How did Berg survive during this time?

9. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1935 season? How is his performance described in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"?

10. What German scientist did the U.S. have concern for in Chapter 10, "Remus Heads for Rome"?

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