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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. Which of the following does the author NOT discover is a published book on the subject of Nanking?
(a) Two Months of Terror.
(b) Tree of Heaven.
(c) Undeniable History in Photographs.
(d) Tend of Orange Mist.

2. Most of the Zone leaders have no bodyguard experience, and yet they accomplish all BUT WHICH of the following actions anyway?
(a) Rescuing women from rapists.
(b) Keeping young girls from being kidnapped.
(c) Jumping in front of cannons and machine guns.
(d) Pulling men away from execution sites.

3. In "The Path to Nanking," the author states that the Japanese Samurai code of conduct is called what?
(a) Kiyaku.
(b) Konnichiwa.
(c) Bushido.
(d) Masurao.

4. Chang says in "The Fall of Nanking" that which of her own family members barely manage to stay together while evacuating Nanking?
(a) Grandparents.
(b) Aunt and uncle.
(c) Parents.
(d) Cousins.

5. Tuberculosis strikes the first commander of the Japanese military. Who then takes over as the leader of the troops around Nanking?
(a) Matsui.
(b) Yanagawa.
(c) Nakajima.
(d) Asaka.

6. 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) Fear of retaliation.
(c) Prevention of guerrilla forces.
(d) Food shortage.

7. In the Introduction, the author cites what fact as her primary motivation for writing this book?
(a) Chinese indifference to the victims.
(b) Japanese distortion of history.
(c) American ignorance of the massacre.
(d) African massacres.

8. 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) 4:00 pm.
(b) 10:00 pm.
(c) 8:00 pm.
(d) 2:00 am.

9. In the 12th Century, the Samurai became firmly established by which powerful Japanese family?
(a) Minamoto.
(b) Hirohito.
(c) Fujiwara.
(d) Shogun.

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

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

12. Why do the Japanese soldiers generally kill the women they rape after they've finished?
(a) In order to relieve the dishonor for the woman's family.
(b) So that angry husbands won't know who to blame.
(c) Rape is officially prohibited by military command.
(d) They don't want to pay the women their fee.

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

14. In "Six Weeks of Horror," Chang states that prior to the war, the population of Nanking is about how many people?
(a) Eight thousand.
(b) Six million.
(c) One hundred thousand.
(d) One million.

15. After completing their research, authors James Yin and Shi Young believe the Nanking death toll may be what number?
(a) 320,000.
(b) 250,000.
(c) 130,000.
(d) 400,000.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Toward the end of "The Nanking Safety Zone," Chang states that the Safety Zone holds about how many refugees?

3. What does the Japanese government do in response to the mass rape committed by soldiers in Nanking?

4. According to Chang in "Six Weeks of Terror," what happens to the Japanese war criminals after Nanking?

5. 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?

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