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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 collected Moe Berg paraphernalia, including pictures and papers given to him by Sam Berg, as described in the Prologue?
(a) Niels Bohr.
(b) Gian Carlo Wick.
(c) Charles Owen.
(d) Clifton Fadiman.

2. What New York City newsreel production company had Berg had contracted to film the sights of his second trip to Japan?
(a) Walt Disney.
(b) CinemaNews.
(c) MovieFone.
(d) MovietoneNews.

3. What is a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who advise the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council and the President on military matters?
(a) The Joint Chiefs of Staff.
(b) The Knights of the Round Table.
(c) The Top Brass Club.
(d) The Council of Military Leaders.

4. When did Berg report to the Senators training camp after returning from Japan?
(a) March 2, 1930.
(b) February 26, 1933.
(c) April 16, 1934.
(d) May 1, 1931.

5. What was Moe Berg's batting average at the end of the season of 1933?
(a) .253.
(b) .299.
(c) .219.
(d) .185.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to a fielder's ability to move from his position to field a ball in play in baseball?

2. In college, Moe played shortstop for what team?

3. When was the Louvre Palace built?

4. When did Moe Berg return to the United States from Paris in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where did Moe Berg travel after his first trip to Japan in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"?

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

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

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

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 led to Moe Berg taking position as the starting catcher for the Senators in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"? When did the Senators release Berg?

9. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1931 season in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"? How many games did he play?

10. 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"?

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