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Iris Chang
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the Introduction, Ms. Chang quotes which of the following authors as stating that to forget a holocaust is to kill twice?
(a) George Santayana.
(b) Shao Tzuping.
(c) Akutagawa Ryunosuke.
(d) Elie Wiesel.

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

3. In what year does the Meiji government of Japan send a naval fleet to Korea to force a commerce agreement?
(a) 1876.
(b) 1794.
(c) 1675.
(d) 1990.

4. 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) Shelter.
(b) Clothing.
(c) Medical care.
(d) Food.

5. According to Kirby, what motivates the Japanese soldiers to behave in such a horrible manner?
(a) They hated and feared the Chinese.
(b) They were tired of the war.
(c) We may never know.
(d) Soldiers were unsupervised.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Japanese government do in response to the mass rape committed by soldiers in Nanking?

2. What event does the author mention in the Introduction that prompted many Nanking survivors to speak out about the massacre?

3. In which year does a group of officers launch a coup d'etat in Tokyo that kills the Prime Minister?

4. The Rape of Nanking was kept quiet by all BUT WHICH of the following countries?

5. In "Six Weeks of Horror," Chang states that prior to the war, the population of Nanking is about how many people?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe Wilhelmina (Minnie) Vautrin's role in the Nanking Safety Zone.

2. In the Introduction, Chang states that various countries view World War II as having different start dates. To what can this disagreement be attributed?

3. Japan occupied Nanking for eight years and set up a government of Chinese collaborators. What was that government NOT able to accomplish during those eight years?

4. Describe the broad time line and details of the Rape of Nanking as outlined in the Introduction.

5. Describe the process by which new Japanese soldiers were desensitized.

6. In "Six Weeks of Horror," why do the Chinese civilians in Nanking initially believe that the Japanese occupation may not be so bad?

7. Describe how Tang Shunsan was able to survive his encounter with Japanese soldiers.

8. Describe the attitude of Lieutenant Colonel Hashimoto Kingoro about Japan's future in his book, quoted in "The Path to Nanking."

9. In what way can we now think of Nanking as a different sort of turning point, according to Kirby?

10. According to the Introduction, in what two ways was Japan's mindset as it set out to conquer neighboring nations similar to the way Nazi Germany's mindset would be a few years later? How are the two tactics related?

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