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. Lise Meitner was a physicist in exile from where?

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

3. As a member of the OIAA, Moe began telling people in the OSS about his films of what?

4. The optical laboratory Moe Berg was directed to investigate in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy" was thought to be helping compress fissionable material for Germany's what?

5. In Cleveland, Moe Berg stayed at the home of whom in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Describe and discuss Moe Berg's missions and travels for OIAA. Where did Berg travel in South America and who knew of his whereabouts?

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