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. In 1941, the Japanese army launched a campaign of terror in northern China. What was the population of northern China prior to this campaign?
(a) 44 million.
(b) 105 million.
(c) 16 million.
(d) 25 million.

2. One of the most high-profile trials described in chapter eight is for Tani Hisao. What military position does Hisao hold during the Rape of Nanking?
(a) Major General of 9th division.
(b) Lieutenant General of 6th division.
(c) Second Lieutenant of 4th division.
(d) Colonel of 5th division.

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

4. Which of the following individuals is appointed to the position of justice minister, gives an interview stating that the Nanking Massacre is a hoax, and is forced to resign in "The Forgotten Holocaust"?
(a) Okuno Seisuki.
(b) Sakurai Shin.
(c) Fujio Masayuki.
(d) General Nagano Shigeto.

5. 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) Firing squad.
(b) Drowning.
(c) Lethal injection.
(d) Beheading.

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

7. 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) 1940.
(b) 1938.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1960.

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

9. In what month during "The Occupation of Nanking" do the Japanese open a facility for medical experiments on Nanking residents?
(a) March.
(b) January.
(c) April.
(d) February.

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

11. Which of the following individuals holds several government positions and is forced to resign after stating that Japan was not an aggressor during "The Forgotten Holocaust"?
(a) General Nagano Shigeto.
(b) Fujio Masayuki.
(c) Sakurai Shin.
(d) Okuno Seisuki.

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

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

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

15. On December 15, 1938, Japanese soldiers force five thousand refugees to line up so they can steal how much money from them?
(a) $560.
(b) $75.
(c) $350.
(d) $180.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Fate of the Survivors," during what year does Lewis Smythe leave his job at Nanking University for Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky?

2. After the Japanese surrender, John Rabe begins to talk openly about what he witnessed in Nanking. In response, he is arrested by all BUT WHICH of the following governments?

3. Which of the following newsreel reporters are NOT on board when the USS Panay is attacked?

4. The Epilogue states that some scholars explain the horrors in Nanking and other atrocities by a phenomenon known as what?

5. Which of the following women helps Chang find the descendants of John Rabe?

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