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

2. While the rest of the team was playing in Omiya, Berg went to Saint Luke's Hospital where during his second trip in Japan?
(a) Osaka.
(b) Tsukiji.
(c) Tokyo.
(d) Hiroshima.

3. How many games did Moe Berg play in the 1931 season?
(a) 10.
(b) 1.
(c) 7.
(d) 2.

4. 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.

5. What college did Moe Berg briefly attend before switching in 1919?
(a) University of Chicago.
(b) Stanford University.
(c) New York University.
(d) Harvard Universtity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two baseball clubs approached Moe Berg after his college graduation?

2. Where did Moe Berg graduate with a B.A. degree?

3. What was a spy organization begun at the beginning of World War II to gather intelligence in the same manner as England's MI-6?

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

5. With what team did Moe Berg sign after graduating college?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened in Moe Berg's baseball career when he returned from Paris in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit"?

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

4. What academic success did Moe Berg attain in Chapter 3, "The Stiff Collar"? What athletic success?

5. Describe Moe Berg's rooftop filming in Japan in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera." Where did he film from?

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

7. Describe Moe Berg's baseball career in the 1924-1925 seasons in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit." For what teams did Moe play?

8. What was John Kieran credited with in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe"?

9. What did Bernard Berg study to become after leaving the laundry business in Chapter 2, "Youth: Runt Wolfe"? How did Bernard feel about religion?

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

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