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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. On his second Japan trip, Moe Berg convinced Babe Ruth that he learned Japanese in what amount of time?
(a) 1 month.
(b) 2 weeks.
(c) 6 months.
(d) 10 days.

2. What was Moe Berg's major for which he earned a B.A. degree?
(a) Mathematics.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Physics.
(d) Modern Languages.

3. When was OIAA established?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1929.

4. From what village in the Ukraine was Bernard Berg?
(a) Kippinya.
(b) Zaporizhia.
(c) Kharkiv.
(d) Dnipropetrovsk.

5. In what year did Moe Berg graduate college, earning a B.A. degree?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1931.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1923.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does OIAA stand for?

2. From what high school did Moe Berg graduate?

3. On what date did the group of three players began their circuit of Japanese universities in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"?

4. Where did Moe Berg attend several classes while in Paris in Chapter 4, "Robin in Paris"?

5. Who collected Moe Berg paraphernalia, including pictures and papers given to him by Sam Berg, as described in the Prologue?

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

3. When did Bernard Berg immigrate to America in Chapter 2, "Youth: Runt Wolfe"? What job did he take?

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 1931 season in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"? How many games did he play?

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

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

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. 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. What did Moe Berg do to earn a high impression from John McGraw in Chapter 4, "Robin in Paris"? What academic pursuits did Moe Berg attain in Paris?

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