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 the dissolution of the OSS, two of Moe's beloved supervisors, including who, resigned and planned to return to practicing law?

2. Due to problems that the CIA had with Moe Berg's methods, his contract with them was not renewed in what year?

3. How many times was Moe Berg a guest appearance on a popular radio quiz show before never returning?

4. When was Werner Heisenberg born?

5. When did the CIA offer Moe Berg a contract in Chapter 13, "A Life Without Calendar"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. What was the U.S. Government's principle concern over the German scientist described in Chapter 10, "Remus Heads for Rome"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the career Moe Berg had with the White Sox. How many games did Moe average per season? How did he fare statistically?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the origins and history of OIAA, the OSS and the CIA. What political climate led to the creation of these institutions?

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