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. When was Nelson Rockefeller born?

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

3. After his guest stint on a radio quiz show, who told Moe Berg, "Berg, in just thirty minutes you did more for baseball than I've done the entire time I've been commissioner"?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the the SSU have a problem with Moe Berg in Chapter 12, "Always Good Company"? What was the outcome of this conflict?

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. What led to the establishment of the OSS in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"? What was the OSS?

7. Describe Moe Berg's final days in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar." How did Berg survive during this time?

8. What scientist did Moe Berg meet first in Rome in Chapter 11, "A Perfect Spy"?

9. 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?

10. Who established the OIAA in Chapter 9, "Southern Junket"? What was its purpose?

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

Discuss the impressions of Moe Berg by Linda McCarthy, Allan Siegal, Charles Owen and George Allen. How did each of these individuals know Moe Berg?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the camera Moe Berg brought with him to Japan and on MovietoneNews, with whom he'd signed a contract. What was Berg commissioned to film?

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