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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following individuals is a cabinet secretary who claims that the rape victims were actually engaged in willful prostitution during "The Forgotten Holocaust"?
(a) Hashimoto Ryutaro.
(b) Kajiyama Seiroku.
(c) Kim Young-sam.
(d) Murayama Tomiichi.

2. The Epilogue states that the Rape of Nanking is just one example of Japanese atrocities during how many years of war?
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Nine.
(d) Twelve.

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

4. Who is the final person Chang thanks in the Acknowledgments?
(a) Husband.
(b) Parents.
(c) Survivors.
(d) Editor.

5. In what year during "The Fate of the Survivors" do seizures and a mental collapse force Robert Wilson to leave Nanking for Santa Barbara, California?
(a) 1960.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1938.

6. When news of John Rabe's situation reaches China, the Nanking survivors raise how much money in US dollars to help him?
(a) $6,000.
(b) $100,000.
(c) $500.
(d) $2,000.

7. "Judgment Day" states that some of the worst atrocities in Nanking are committed by which man, who dies shortly after Japan's surrender?
(a) Matsui Iwane.
(b) Hirota Koki.
(c) Nakajima Kesago.
(d) Prince Asaka.

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

9. What is the mood in Japan in response to Nanking's defeat in the early days of the occupation?
(a) Proud.
(b) Horrified.
(c) Disinterested.
(d) Amused.

10. 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) The leaders of the Safety Zone are issuing statements.
(c) Reporters are there covering the story.
(d) Refugees are escaping to the West.

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

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

13. 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) Hierarchical nature of society.
(c) Lack of leadership.
(d) Cruel treatment of its own soldiers.

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

15. In "The Forgotten Holocaust," during what year does Ishihara Shintaro give an interview stating that there was no massacre in Nanking?
(a) 1986.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1957.
(d) 2001.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. After Minnie Vautrin returns to the United States, she repeatedly attempts suicide. On what date does she finally succeed in ending her life?

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?

4. Chang states that during her visit to Nanking, she discovers that reparations from Japan in what amount would make a huge difference for the survivors?

5. To what number is the population of northern China reduced after the terror campaign in 1941?

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