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. When did the Senators give Moe Berg his unconditional release?

2. What assistant managing editor of the New York Times received letters from someone claiming to be Moe Berg in the Prologue?

3. When was Lou Gehrig born?

4. What CIA museum curator idolizes Moe Berg as described in the Prologue?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was John Kieran credited with in Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe"?

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

3. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1931 season in Chapter 6, "You Never Knew He Was Around"? How many games did he play?

4. What happened in Moe Berg's baseball career when he returned from Paris in Chapter 5, "Good Field, No Hit"?

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

6. What academic success did Moe Berg attain in Chapter 3, "The Stiff Collar"? What athletic success?

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

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

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

10. What led to Moe Berg's second Japan trip in Chapter 7, "Strange Foreigner with Camera"? What other ballplayers went on the tour?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the relationship between Estella Huni and Moe Berg. How was their relationship described? Who among Berg's friends and family did Estella meet?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the impressions of Moe Berg by Linda McCarthy, Allan Siegal, Charles Owen and George Allen. How did each of these individuals know Moe Berg?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the camera Moe Berg brought with him to Japan and on MovietoneNews, with whom he'd signed a contract. What was Berg commissioned to film?

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