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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. How many at bats did Moe Berg have in the 1931 season?
(a) 29.
(b) 53.
(c) 13.
(d) 22.

2. When was the Louvre Palace built?
(a) The early 16th century.
(b) The early 10th century.
(c) The mid 14th century.
(d) The late 12th century.

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

4. Where did Bernard Berg begin working in New York after immigrating?
(a) The docks.
(b) A laundry.
(c) A hospital.
(d) A factory.

5. What two players other than Moe Berg went to Japan to teach baseball seminars at Japanese universities during the winter of 1932?
(a) John Kieran and Tony Calvert.
(b) Lefty O'Doul and Ted Lyons.
(c) Walther Bothe and Otto Hahn.
(d) Niels Bohr and Harry Broley.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what team did Moe Berg play in Reading, Pennsylvania?

2. When was Lou Gehrig born?

3. What college did Moe Berg briefly attend before switching in 1919?

4. From what high school did Moe Berg graduate?

5. While the rest of the team was playing in Omiya, Berg went to Saint Luke's Hospital where during his second trip in Japan?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What was the principle objective of Bernard Berg as described in Chapter 2, "Youth: Runt Wolfe"?

3. 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?

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

5. What theory does the author put forth regarding Bernard Berg's relationship with his children in Chapter 2, "Youth: Runt Wolfe"?

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

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

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

9. What did Moe Berg take along with him on his second trip to Japan in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"? Who had contracted Berg?

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

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