The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Moe Berg's batting average after the 1932 season?

2. In what year did Bernard Berg leave Ukraine to head west?

3. Moe Berg ended up getting into only how many games in the entire 1930 season?

4. With what batting average did Moe Berg finish the 1930 season?

5. What was Moe Berg's major for which he earned a B.A. degree?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who did Moe Berg mentor in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"?

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

3. 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"?

4. Why was Moe Berg sent to Zurich in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"? What did he learn about Joliot-Curie there?

5. How does the author describe Moe Berg's impact on those around him in the Prologue?

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

7. What university did Moe enter in 1919? What was his demeanor there described as?

8. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1933 season in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"? How was his performance described?

9. 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?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss Moe Berg's missions and travels for OIAA. Where did Berg travel in South America and who knew of his whereabouts?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the career Moe Berg had with the White Sox. How many games did Moe average per season? How did he fare statistically?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the relationships between academics and sports in the life of Moe Berg. How and why did Berg's scholarly background and interests set him apart from his peers?

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