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. After his playing career ended, Moe Berg was a Red Sox coach in what years?

2. In Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy," Moe made his way to England aboard what?

3. Who was Moe Berg's driver in Italy in the summer of 1944?

4. Moe Berg arrived in Rome how long after it was liberated in 1944?

5. Lise Meitner was a physicist in exile from where?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When did the CIA offer Moe Berg a contract in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"? How was his relationship with the CIA?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. Why did Moe Berg dislike rooming with DiMaggio in Chapter 8, "Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant"? What job was he offered in this chapter?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Describe Herb Hunter, Lefty O'Doul and Ted Lyons, and discuss the organization of Berg's first trip to Japan. What were Berg's impressions of Japan?

Essay Topic 3

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

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