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. In Chapter 12, "Always Good Company," Moe Berg was sent to Zurich for a lecture by what physicist?

2. When was Ted Williams born?

3. What theoretical physicist informed Moe Berg that many physicists made routine visits to Switzerland for conferences and lectures in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

4. What expert sharpshooter was employed to kill Heisenberg, but at the last minute his mission was canceled in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

5. During what years was Nelson Rockefeller U.S. Vice President?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What did Moe Berg learn about Niels Bohr in Zurich in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

4. Where did Moe Berg travel in the spring of 1944 for the OSS in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

5. Who did Moe Berg go to work for after leaving the OIAA in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket? What woman did he have a relationship at this time?

6. What led to the Cold War, as described in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"?

7. What was the AZUSA mission in which Moe Berg was involved in Chapter 10, "Remus Heads for Rome"?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the academic career of Moe Berg. Where did Berg begin college and why did he change universities?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Moe Berg's family and parents, Bernard Berg and Rose Tashker. Why did Bernard Berg leave the Ukraine to move to America?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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