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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?
(a) Immigration.
(b) Greater food production.
(c) Advance into world markets.
(d) Territory expansion.

7. When Nanking falls, Japanese soldiers round up tens of thousands of Chinese men and commit all BUT WHICH of the following atrocities?
(a) Mow them down with machine guns.
(b) Use them for bayonet practice.
(c) Soak them with gasoline and burn them alive.
(d) Blindfold and bury them alive.

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

9. In "The Nanking Safety Zone," which of the following do the International Committee members NOT have to provide for the refugees in the Safety Zone?
(a) Medical care.
(b) Shelter.
(c) Clothing.
(d) Food.

10. What motto sums up the mindset that Japanese cadets were taught to adopt?
(a) "Japan will rule the world."
(b) "The greatest honor is to kill Chinese."
(c) "The weak must be destroyed."
(d) "A will which knows no defeat."

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Nanking Safety Zone is initially set up, how long does the International Committee intend for it to be open?

2. To which infamous Nazi is Nakajima Kesago compared in the "Six Weeks of Terror" chapter?

3. What is the name of the ship on which most foreign diplomats leave Nanking right before it falls to the Japanese?

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

5. For how long does the most violent part of the Rape of Nanking last?

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