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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. When was Moe Berg born?

2. Who did the Washington Senators lose to in the 1933 World Series?

3. Who was the Senators' starting catcher in 1933?

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

5. When was OIAA established?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Moe Berg's baseball career in the 1924-1925 seasons in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit." For what teams did Moe play?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss Moe Berg's fascination with language. How many languages did Berg study while at Princeton? What, aside from baseball, intrigued Berg as a potential profession?

Essay Topic 3

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

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