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

2. Looting in the Safety Zone makes food so scarce that refugees are forced to eat all BUT WHICH of the following?
(a) Mushrooms.
(b) Goldenrod.
(c) Dandelions.
(d) Daisies.

3. For Asian nations, World War II can be dated from which year?
(a) 1931.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1935.

4. 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) Akutagawa Ryunosuke.
(c) Shao Tzuping.
(d) George Santayana.

5. After the order to retreat is given, what route is left open to leave Nanking without encountering Japanese soldiers?
(a) West.
(b) East.
(c) North.
(d) South.

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

7. What World War II event has helped the world believe the myth that Japan was a victim and not an instigator?
(a) Nanking.
(b) Holocaust.
(c) Pearl Harbor.
(d) Hiroshima.

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

9. In the Foreword, what is the date given for the fall of Nanking?
(a) December 13.
(b) December 25.
(c) November 8.
(d) October 4.

10. What can be considered ironic about John Rabe as a defender of the Safety Zone?
(a) He accomplishes good by accident.
(b) He is a Nazi.
(c) He is Japanese.
(d) He doesn't speak any Asian languages.

11. "The Path to Nanking" states that Japan's golden era of prosperity comes to an end during which decade?
(a) 1920s.
(b) 1940s.
(c) 1930s.
(d) 1890s.

12. A German diplomat reports that many Chinese women commit suicide by jumping into the Yangtze River between 1937 and 1938. Why?
(a) Their families could not bear the dishonor.
(b) Their husbands were angry with them for getting raped.
(c) They were pregnant with half-Japanese babies.
(d) They could not find work.

13. All BUT WHICH of the following groups of citizens remain in Nanking after the soldiers leave the city?
(a) Poor.
(b) Government leaders.
(c) Elderly.
(d) Children.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In which year does a group of officers launch a coup d'etat in Tokyo that kills the Prime Minister?

2. What motto sums up the mindset that Japanese cadets were taught to adopt?

3. According to Ms. Chang, why is the Rape of Nanking not as well known as the Holocaust or Hiroshima?

4. In the Introduction, the author cites what fact as her primary motivation for writing this book?

5. During the Rape of Nanking, the Japanese outdo all BUT WHICH of the following massacres?

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