The Rape of Nanking Test | Final 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. Which Japanese commander bears the brunt of the blame for Nanking during the IMTFE trials?
(a) Hirota Koki.
(b) Nakajima Kesago.
(c) Prince Asaka.
(d) Matsui Iwane.

2. After Nanking, what event is pivotal in the change of relations between the United States and Japan?
(a) Cold War.
(b) Japan's surrender.
(c) IMTFE trials.
(d) Yalta Conference.

3. After his trial, Hisao is executed in a manner that many of the Nanking survivors believe to be much more humane than anything he'd done to his victims. How is Hisao executed?
(a) Lethal injection.
(b) Firing squad.
(c) Beheading.
(d) Drowning.

4. When the initial deaths are combined with deaths that occurred later but are related, one can estimate that the Japanese killed about how many Chinese people in total?
(a) 5 million.
(b) 600 thousand.
(c) 19 million.
(d) 900 thousand.

5. What is the second factor that Tanaka Yuko cites as the reason the Japanese army had such potential for brutality?
(a) Hierarchical nature of society.
(b) Cruel treatment of its own soldiers.
(c) Lack of leadership.
(d) Lack of discipline.

6. After Minnie Vautrin returns to the United States, she repeatedly attempts suicide. On what date does she finally succeed in ending her life?
(a) April 22, 1943.
(b) July 9, 1940.
(c) October 3, 1945.
(d) May 14, 1941.

7. After the massacre, the Japanese create a new government in Nanking. On what date is the Nanking Self-Government Committee created?
(a) January 1.
(b) December 28.
(c) February 6.
(d) January 20.

8. As "What the World Knew" opens, how does the world know what's happening in Nanking?
(a) The leaders of the Safety Zone are issuing statements.
(b) Refugees are escaping to the West.
(c) The soldiers are sending letters to their families.
(d) Reporters are there covering the story.

9. The first diary leaked out of Nanking is published in all BUT WHICH of the following magazines?
(a) Newsweek.
(b) Far Eastern.
(c) Reader's Digest.
(d) Time.

10. Which of the following American correspondents does Chang NOT mention in the "What the World Knew" chapter?
(a) Frank Tillman Durdin.
(b) Martha Ella Gellhorn.
(c) Archibald Steele.
(d) C. Yates McDaniel.

11. On what date in 1937 do most reporters leave Nanking after the city falls to the Japanese?
(a) November 3.
(b) December 29.
(c) December 15.
(d) January 16.

12. One of the diary writers in "What the World Knew" is able to take several reels of film and smuggle them out of Nanking on which date?
(a) January 19.
(b) December 16.
(c) March 20.
(d) November 26.

13. After John Rabe's death, his family finally publishes his diary. It is covered by world media on what date?
(a) December 12, 1996.
(b) October 4, 1982.
(c) July 27, 1874.
(d) May 9, 1958.

14. One of the deadliest policies endorsed by the Japanese government during the war is the "Three-all" policy, which means all BUT WHICH of the following?
(a) Burn all.
(b) Loot all.
(c) Kill all.
(d) Rape all.

15. Ono Kenji has co-edited a book on the Nanking massacre, the first work to be based completely on Japanese sources. During what year is the book published?
(a) 2004.
(b) 1996.
(c) 1989.
(d) 1978.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the IMTFE trials, the court determines that what ratio of prisoners of war die under the Japanese?

2. Segments of the diary writer's film in "What the World Knew" are eventually included in a documentary entitled "Why We Fight: Battle of China" by which director?

3. The US Department of Justice has compiled a list of Japanese war criminals in order to keep those people from entering the country. In what year is the watch list made?

4. George Fitch's daughter states that her father is so traumatized after the Rape of Nanking that what frequently occurs?

5. Which of the following individuals is the Japanese minister of education who kills his career when he states that the Rape of Nanking is "just a part of war" in "The Forgotten Holocaust"?

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