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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the Japanese victory at Shanghai, Chinese officials do all BUT WHICH of the following to prepare for possible attacks elsewhere?
(a) Order residents to camouflage homes.
(b) Order civilians out of the cities.
(c) Have citizens build bomb shelters.
(d) Hold practice air-raid drills.

2. Kirby mentions in the Foreword that the Rape of Nanking accomplished what in the eyes of the world?
(a) Turned public opinion against Japan.
(b) Turned public opinion against China.
(c) Turned public opinion against both Japan and China.
(d) Had no effect on public opinion.

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

4. How many women does Chang say are raped during the Japanese occupation of Nanking?
(a) Between fifteen and eighteen thousand.
(b) Between five and six thousand.
(c) Between twenty and eighty thousand.
(d) Between three and four hundred.

5. According to Kirby, what motivates the Japanese soldiers to behave in such a horrible manner?
(a) We may never know.
(b) They were tired of the war.
(c) They hated and feared the Chinese.
(d) Soldiers were unsupervised.

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

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

8. To which infamous Nazi is Nakajima Kesago compared in the "Six Weeks of Terror" chapter?
(a) Hitler.
(b) Eichmann.
(c) Himmler.
(d) Prutzmann.

9. 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.

10. 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 dogs.
(d) Death by starvation.

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

12. According to the Introduction, Americans think that World War II began in which year?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1935.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1941.

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

14. As discussed in "Six Weeks of Horror," Wu Tienwei believes that the actual death toll in Nanking may be what number?
(a) 150,000.
(b) 340,000.
(c) 110,000.
(d) 200,500.

15. What mood does the commander of Nanking find when he arrives at the river dock?
(a) Discipline.
(b) Bedlam.
(c) Quiet.
(d) Abandoned boats.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Nanking falls, how many people are housed in the Safety Zone?

2. Kirby mentions in the Foreword that Nanking prompted China to do all BUT WHICH of the following?

3. In what year does Japan withdraw from the League of Nations?

4. For how many years does the conflict between China and Japan last?

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

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