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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 an alignment of great powers during the mid-20th century that fought World War II and included Germany, Italy and Japan?

2. Moe Berg went to Saint Luke's Hospital ostensibly to visit the daughter of what American ambassador?

3. What was an alignment of great powers during the mid-20th century that fought World War II and included France and the United States?

4. What was Moe Berg's father's profession by the time Moe entered college?

5. When was Babe Ruth born?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When did Bernard Berg immigrate to America in Chapter 2, "Youth: Runt Wolfe"? What job did he take?

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

4. 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?

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

6. Describe Dr. Sam Berg. What was his relationship with his brother Moe?

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

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. 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"?

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 Moe Berg's career with the Red Sox and appearances on "Information, Please!" Who was the host of the show and what other individuals were regular guests?

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

Describe and discuss the later years of Moe Berg's life. Where and how did Berg die? What legacy did he leave behind?

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