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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. To whom does Kirby refer when he states that Ms. Chang has used the unimpeachable testimony of third-party observers?
(a) Newspapers and tabloids.
(b) Government officials and historians.
(c) Victims and perpetrators.
(d) Foreign missionaries and businessmen.

2. Japan succeeded in accomplishing war with China during the summer of which year?
(a) 1937.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1942.

3. How long does Japan initially believe it will take to conquer mainland China?
(a) Three months.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) One year.

4. 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 starvation.
(b) Death by ice.
(c) Death by fire.
(d) Death by dogs.

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

6. What is the geographical area mentioned as the main site of the Japanese/Chinese conflict at the time Nanking fell?
(a) Suzhou Plains.
(b) Yangtze Valley.
(c) Hunan Gorge.
(d) Sichuan Valley.

7. Kirby states that Ms. Chang has drawn connections between which of the following?
(a) American ignorance and Asian arrogance.
(b) Slaughter in Europe and Asia.
(c) Events in America and Europe.
(d) Japanese and Chinese crimes.

8. Shao Tzuping, one of the producers of a documentary on The Rape of Nanking, had served in all BUT WHICH of the following positions?
(a) Government official in China.
(b) Producer of "Magee's Testament".
(c) Worked for the United Nations.
(d) President of the Alliance in Memory of Victims.

9. In 1938, Foreign Minister Hirota Koki sends a message indicating that, a month after the massacre, the Japanese believe the Nanking death total to be what number?
(a) 204,000.
(b) 90,000.
(c) 15,000.
(d) 300,000.

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

11. In what year does the Meiji government of Japan send a naval fleet to Korea to force a commerce agreement?
(a) 1675.
(b) 1876.
(c) 1794.
(d) 1990.

12. 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?
(a) Chiang Kai-shek.
(b) Nakajima Kesago.
(c) Tang Sheng-chih.
(d) Asaka Yasuhiko.

13. Which of the following people is alone in advocating a strong defense for Nanking in November of 1937?
(a) Tang Sheng-chih.
(b) Chiang Kai-shek.
(c) Frank Xing.
(d) Chang Tien-Chun.

14. Kirby mentions in the Foreword that Nanking prompted China to do all BUT WHICH of the following?
(a) Regroup.
(b) Outlast.
(c) Retreat.
(d) Give up.

15. A historian at the Jiangsu Academy of Social Sciences has compiled the most accurate estimate of how many were killed in Nanking. What figure has he reached?
(a) 201,000.
(b) 227,400.
(c) 15,000.
(d) 106,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Six Weeks of Horror," who is the woman who fights back against the Japanese rapists?

2. Decades later, what is still stunning about the way in which the Rape of Nanking was conducted?

3. Most of the Zone leaders have no bodyguard experience, and yet they accomplish all BUT WHICH of the following actions anyway?

4. According to the Introduction, Europeans date the beginning of World War II in which year?

5. According to the Introduction, Africans believe World War II began in which year?

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