The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Test | Final 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. How many seasons did Moe Berg play with the Boston Red Sox?

2. How many times was Moe Berg a guest appearance on a popular radio quiz show before never returning?

3. Due to problems that the CIA had with Moe Berg's methods, his contract with them was not renewed in what year?

4. What did the OSS become after its dissolution in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

5. After his guest stint on a radio quiz show, who told Moe Berg, "Berg, in just thirty minutes you did more for baseball than I've done the entire time I've been commissioner"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. For whom did Moe Berg play in the 1935 season? How is his performance described in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"?

5. After returning from Switzerland in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company," where did Moe Berg go next? What happened to the OSS?

6. Who did Moe Berg visit in January of 1946 in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company? What was his objective in the visit?

7. Who assisted Moe Berg in tracking down information about Heisenberg in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

8. How did Moe Berg obtain information about Walther Bothe in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"? What did he learn about Italian and German atomic resources?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Earl Averill, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Gomez and Moe Berg's second trip to Japan. What Japanese all-star team did they play against?

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

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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