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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. What Russian physicist developed a new method for liquefaction of air with a low-pressure cycle using a special high-efficiency expansion turbine in 1939?
(a) Theodore Von Karman.
(b) Clifton Fadiman.
(c) Pyotr Kapitsa.
(d) Antonio Ferri.

2. What consultant for the Arthur D. Little Company did Moe Berg meet in Boston in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?
(a) Roy Spencer.
(b) Joseph Grew.
(c) Harry Broley.
(d) Charles Owen.

3. Edoardo Amaldi told Moe Berg that the Italians could not build an atomic bomb for what reason?
(a) They did not have adequate resources at their lab.
(b) The economic sanctions that were in place.
(c) Their scientists were not smart enough.
(d) The citizens were not behind them.

4. When did the United States join the fighting in World War II?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1938.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1947.

5. Moe's boss with the OSS instructed Moe to investigate an optical laboratory named what in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?
(a) The Galileo Company.
(b) The Ferrari Company.
(c) The DaVinci Company.
(d) The Rinaldi Company.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the batting average of Ted Williams?

2. What physicist in Copenhagen was Moe Berg directed to meet with in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

3. In late May, 1944, Moe flew from Casablanca to where?

4. Moe Berg was sent by the OSS in what year to see Lise Meitner in Switzerland?

5. Who died nine days after Moe Berg joined the OIAA?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Moe Berg obtain information about Walther Bothe in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"? What did he learn about Italian and German atomic resources?

2. What did Moe Berg spend the summer of 1944 doing? What driver accompanied him in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

3. What was the U.S. Government's principle concern over the German scientist described in Chapter 10, "Remus Heads for Rome"?

4. Describe Moe Berg's final days in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar." How did Berg survive during this time?

5. What impression did Moe Berg's Japan films have on the OSS in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"?

6. After returning from Switzerland in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company," where did Moe Berg go next? What happened to the OSS?

7. Why did the the SSU have a problem with Moe Berg in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"? What was the outcome of this conflict?

8. What led to the establishment of the OSS in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"? What was the OSS?

9. What led to the Cold War, as described in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

10. On what radio show did Moe Berg appear in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"? Why did he discontinue appearing on the show?

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