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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Who did Moe Berg convince Lise Meitner to write a letter to while in Switzerland?

5. The U.S. government was deeply concerned that Werner Heisenberg would perfect what weapon before American scientists?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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