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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. Who established and headed the OIAA?
(a) John Kieran.
(b) Herb Hunter.
(c) William Donovan.
(d) Nelson D. Rockefeller.

2. Who did the Washington Senators lose to in the 1933 World Series?
(a) The Chicago White Sox.
(b) The New York Giants.
(c) The Chicago Cubs.
(d) The Boston Red Sox.

3. In what year did Moe Berg complete his professional baseball career?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1933.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1939.

4. On what date did the group of three players began their circuit of Japanese universities in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"?
(a) January 5, 1923.
(b) July 28, 1929.
(c) October 22, 1932.
(d) May 4, 1928.

5. Part of the reason Moe was a quiet student in college was an underlying prejudice against what that existed at the school at the time?
(a) Mormons.
(b) Christians.
(c) Jews.
(d) Muslims.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Louvre Palace built?

2. What was Moe Berg's father's profession by the time Moe entered college?

3. Who did Moe Berg sign with in April of 1924?

4. How many games did Moe Berg play in the 1931 season?

5. When was Lou Gehrig born?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does author Nicholas Dawidoff describe Moe Berg's sports persona in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor 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. Describe Moe Berg's baseball career in the 1924-1925 seasons in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit." For what teams did Moe play?

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

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

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

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

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