The Rape of Nanking Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why, according to Kirby, is Ms. Chang's book so important?
(a) The book brought great publicity to Chinese Americans.
(b) No one has ever talked about the event before.
(c) It is the only historical account written by a woman.
(d) The incident has largely been forgotten in the West.

2. 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) Frank Xing.
(d) Chiang Kai-shek.

3. 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) January 3.
(b) December 29.
(c) November 26.
(d) December 11.

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

5. By December of 1937, how many Chinese troops populate the area around Nanking?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 60,000.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 90,000.

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

7. Toward the end of "The Nanking Safety Zone," Chang states that the Safety Zone holds about how many refugees?
(a) Three to four hundred.
(b) Nine to twelve hundred.
(c) Two to three hundred thousand.
(d) Six to eight hundred.

8. After Nanking falls, how many people are housed in the Safety Zone?
(a) One thousand.
(b) Several hundred.
(c) Ten thousand.
(d) Hundreds of thousands.

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

10. In "Six Weeks of Terror," what is the primary Japanese strategy for the invasion of Nanking?
(a) Take advantage of Nanking's trust.
(b) Sneak in during the night before Nanking realizes what's happening.
(c) Convince the Korean military to assist in the invasion.
(d) Take advantage of Nanking's geography.

11. Ms. Chang informs the reader that the Rape of Nanking is told from all BUT WHICH of the following points of view?
(a) Chinese victims.
(b) American/European observers.
(c) Japanese military.
(d) Nazi government.

12. Approximately how many Chinese civilians and former soldiers are killed during the mass execution near Mufu Mountain?
(a) 30,000.
(b) 12,000.
(c) 57,000.
(d) 104,000.

13. According to Chang in "Six Weeks of Terror," what happens to the Japanese war criminals after Nanking?
(a) Executed many years ago.
(b) Fugitives from the law.
(c) Protected by the Japanese government.
(d) Life sentences in jail.

14. According to Ms. Chang, why is the Rape of Nanking not as well known as the Holocaust or Hiroshima?
(a) The victims stayed silent.
(b) The Japanese killed all the witnesses.
(c) There were not as many deaths.
(d) The Chinese were ashamed of the incident.

15. The fall of Shanghai is a particularly hard blow to the leader of the Nationalists. Who is he?
(a) Chiang Kai-shek.
(b) Frank Xing.
(c) Tang Sheng-chih.
(d) Chang Tien-Chun.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. A German diplomat reports that many Chinese women commit suicide by jumping into the Yangtze River between 1937 and 1938. Why?

3. Looting in the Safety Zone makes food so scarce that refugees are forced to eat all BUT WHICH of the following?

4. In what year does China's war with Japan end?

5. For Asian nations, World War II can be dated from which year?

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