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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 term, in its original usage, describes a competition between two or more parties for the best armed forces?
(a) Weapons marathon.
(b) Arms race.
(c) Sprint for bombs.
(d) Blasting dash.

2. After World War II began to resolve itself, Moe Berg was sent home and arrived in Newark on what date?
(a) April 25, 1945.
(b) November 4, 1947.
(c) March 11, 1942.
(d) July 27, 1949.

3. Who was Moe Berg's Alsos's counterpart in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?
(a) Colonel Boris Pash.
(b) Edoardo Amaldi.
(c) Rose Tashke.
(d) Clifton Fadiman.

4. Under what U.S. President did Nelson Rockefeller serve as Vice President?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) Jimmy Carter.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Gerald Ford.

5. What was Moe Berg given to commit suicide with after he assassinated Werner Heisenberg?
(a) A cyanide tablet.
(b) A pistol.
(c) Dynamite.
(d) A razor blade.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Moe Berg's driver in Italy in the summer of 1944?

2. When was Ted Williams born?

3. AGARD was an agency of NATO that existed from 1952 to when?

4. What other regular radio quiz show guest and sports commentator said "Moe was the most scholarly professional athlete (I) ever knew"?

5. What was the batting average of Ted Williams?

Short Essay Questions

1. What financial troubles did Moe Berg encounter in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?

2. Who did the OSS send Moe Berg to visit in June, 1945, in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"? What did he accomplish in this visit?

3. Why did Moe Berg dislike rooming with DiMaggio in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"? What job was he offered in this chapter?

4. How did the OIAA begin courting Moe Berg in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"?

5. Who established the OIAA in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"? What was its purpose?

6. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1935 season? How is his performance described in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"?

7. What was the AZUSA mission in which Moe Berg was involved in Chapter 10, "Remus Heads for Rome"?

8. When did the CIA offer Moe Berg a contract in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"? How was his relationship with the CIA?

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

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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