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Iris Chang
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Decades later, what is still stunning about the way in which the Rape of Nanking was conducted?
(a) It went on for so long.
(b) It was very short.
(c) It was limited to the military population.
(d) It was a public rampage.

2. On December 13, 1937, Japanese soldiers are ordered to execute all Chinese prisoners of war for all BUT WHICH of the following reasons?
(a) Free up space.
(b) Food shortage.
(c) Prevention of guerrilla forces.
(d) Fear of retaliation.

3. In "Six Weeks of Horror," Chang states that Japanese soldiers use all BUT WHICH of the following methods to exterminate Chinese civilians?
(a) Death by ice.
(b) Death by fire.
(c) Death by starvation.
(d) Death by dogs.

4. In "The Fall of Nanking," Chang states that Nanking has been occupied by foreign armies how many times?
(a) Eight.
(b) One.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

5. Chang states in "Six Weeks of Terror" that one of the Japanese military leaders is known as "the masked shogun" because information about this person is scarce. To which leader does she refer?
(a) Asaka.
(b) Nakajima.
(c) Yanagawa.
(d) Matsui.

6. By which decade does the author state in "The Path to Nanking" that Japan had launched an undeclared war on China?
(a) 1920s.
(b) 1930s.
(c) 1950s.
(d) 1940s.

7. In the Introduction, Ms. Chang quotes which of the following authors as stating that to forget a holocaust is to kill twice?
(a) Elie Wiesel.
(b) George Santayana.
(c) Shao Tzuping.
(d) Akutagawa Ryunosuke.

8. On what date does the commander who is left in charge of Nanking receive orders from the leader of the Nationalists to abandon the city?
(a) December 11.
(b) November 26.
(c) January 3.
(d) December 29.

9. The commander of Nanking is supposed to be at the docks to evacuate the city by 6:00 pm. What time is it when he actually arrives?
(a) 8:00 pm.
(b) 10:00 pm.
(c) 2:00 am.
(d) 4:00 pm.

10. To whom does the leader of the Nationalists shift the responsibility for defending Nanking after the fall of Shanghai?
(a) Chang Tien-Chun.
(b) Tang Sheng-chih.
(c) Chiang Kai-shek.
(d) Frank Xing.

11. Kirby states that all BUT WHICH of Japan's following actions took place in stark contrast to conventional rules of warfare?
(a) Execution of soldiers.
(b) Occupation.
(c) Execution of civilians.
(d) Rape of civilians.

12. By December during the occupation, Chang states that the population of Nanking has fallen to about how many people?
(a) Three million.
(b) Half a million.
(c) Fifty thousand.
(d) Four thousand.

13. To which atmosphere could the elementary schools of Japan best be compared?
(a) Military.
(b) Park.
(c) College.
(d) Home school.

14. In "Six Weeks of Horror," who is the woman who fights back against the Japanese rapists?
(a) Liu Fang-chu.
(b) Sun Zhaiwei.
(c) Ohta Hisao.
(d) Li Xouying.

15. In his book, Lieutenant Colonel Hashimoto Kingoro wrote that Japan could escape the pressures of surplus population in all BUT WHICH of the following ways?
(a) Territory expansion.
(b) Advance into world markets.
(c) Immigration.
(d) Greater food production.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Foreword states that the occupation of Nanking was supposed to be a turning point for the Japanese in the struggle against which leader's armies?

2. The fall of Shanghai is a particularly hard blow to the leader of the Nationalists. Who is he?

3. In the 12th Century, the Samurai became firmly established by which powerful Japanese family?

4. All BUT WHICH of the following groups of citizens remain in Nanking after the soldiers leave the city?

5. What nationality is John Rabe?

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