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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. Where was Moe Berg sent after returning from Paris when the coaches saw his batting had not improved?

2. How many hits did Moe Berg have in the 1931 season?

3. In college, Moe played shortstop for what team?

4. In the baseball season of 1929, where was Moe Berg injured?

5. To what team was Moe Berg loaned in the second half of the season in 1924, where he shone on a losing team?

Short Essay Questions

1. What led to Moe Berg's first trip to Japan in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"?

2. 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?

3. Where did Moe Berg take a non-baseball-related job in 1930 in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"?

4. Where did Moe Berg go to work after quitting baseball, as described in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe"?

5. Where did Moe Berg travel after his first trip to Japan in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"?

6. What baseball teams approached Moe Berg after college graduation in Chapter 3, "The Stiff Collar"? Who did Moe Berg sign with?

7. 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"?

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

9. How often did Moe Berg play in the 1930 season in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the baseball career of Moe Berg from 1924-1926. For what teams did Moe Play and how often was he on the bench?

Essay Topic 2

Describe John Kieran and his role in creating and perpetuating the image of Moe Berg. When did Kieran first meet Berg?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the locations and sites visited by Berg in Chapter 4, "Robin in Paris." Where did Moe Berg attend classes while in Paris and what did he study?

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