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. What is a war that results when opposing powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly?

2. When did the United States join the fighting in World War II?

3. How much was Moe Berg stuck owing to the United States government for an unfulfilled contract after a film and stationary business went bankrupt in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?

4. Who was Moe Berg's Alsos's counterpart in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

5. In Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar," Moe Berg became a regular at Princeton, arriving at the home of what old friend the night of the game and gaining an invitation to dinner and a place to stay for the night?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who did Moe Berg mentor in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"?

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

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

4. 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?

5. What German scientist did the U.S. have concern for in Chapter 10, "Remus Heads for Rome"?

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

7. Where did Moe travel in his work for the OIAA in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"?

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

9. 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?

10. What young aeronautical engineer did Moe Berg track down in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"? What was the outcome of the mission?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the creation of public image in athletes and celebrities. How did the world of the media differ in Moe Berg's time than today? How have sports media in particular changed?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the relationships between academics and sports in the life of Moe Berg. How and why did Berg's scholarly background and interests set him apart from his peers?

Essay Topic 3

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

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