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. 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) 1996.
(b) 1989.
(c) 1978.
(d) 2004.

2. After the War Crimes committee is created, trials for class B and C war criminals begin when?
(a) December 1945.
(b) August 1946.
(c) March 1945.
(d) September 1944.

3. In "Judgment Day," one of the war crimes trials held is for two lieutenants: Takeshi and Toshiaki. In what chapter of this book does "Judgment Day" say their killing contest is described?
(a) Chapter 8.
(b) Chapter 4.
(c) Chapter 6.
(d) Chapter 2.

4. How does the American public initially respond when the article entitled "The Sack of Nanking" is published in magazines in the US?
(a) Apathy.
(b) Horror.
(c) Disbelief.
(d) Anger.

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

6. In the Acknowledgments, who does Chang say first told her about the Rape of Nanking?
(a) A teacher.
(b) An aunt.
(c) Her grandparents.
(d) Her parents.

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

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

9. In "The Occupation of Nanking," the Japanese use all BUT WHICH of the following tools to break open bank vaults?
(a) Hand grenades.
(b) Acetylene torches.
(c) Pistol shots.
(d) Bombs.

10. Tanaka Yuki believes that the Japanese army had great potential for brutality for two reasons. What is the first of those two reasons?
(a) Cruel treatment of its own soldiers.
(b) Lack of leadership.
(c) Hierarchical nature of society.
(d) Lack of discipline.

11. To what number is the population of northern China reduced after the terror campaign in 1941?
(a) 44 million.
(b) 16 million.
(c) 105 million.
(d) 25 million.

12. By what time during 1938 does "The Occupation of Nanking" say the massacre is over?
(a) Summer.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Fall.

13. 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) Rape all.
(b) Burn all.
(c) Kill all.
(d) Loot all.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Occupation of Nanking," which country's flag is torn down six times from the University of Nanking?

2. "Judgment Day" states that some of the worst atrocities in Nanking are committed by which man, who dies shortly after Japan's surrender?

3. "Judgment Day" states that the Investigation of War Crimes committee is created when?

4. The end of "Judgment Day" states that Emperor Hirohito dies in what year?

5. On what date in 1937 do most reporters leave Nanking after the city falls to the Japanese?

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