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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 Forgotten Holocaust," during what year do Japanese textbook screeners demand that authors eliminate all reference to the number of Chinese killed?
(a) 1976.
(b) 2002.
(c) 1991.
(d) 1984.

2. Which organization pays for Chang's trips to Asia?
(a) Pacific Cultural Foundation.
(b) National Archives.
(c) Yale Divinity School.
(d) Institute of Modern History.

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

4. 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) May 14, 1941.
(c) July 9, 1940.
(d) October 3, 1945.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Chang states in "The Forgotten Holocaust" that censorship in Japan is practiced not only by the government, but also by which other entity?

2. How does the American public initially respond when the article entitled "The Sack of Nanking" is published in magazines in the US?

3. 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?

4. Chang's parents provided all BUT WHICH of the following assistance during the writing of this book?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe the fate of Minnie Vautrin after the Nanking massacre.

2. Briefly describe the medical experiments conducted by the Japanese on citizens of Nanking. How many are killed in this manner?

3. Briefly discuss Ishihara Shintaro's assertions set forth in "The Forgotten Holocaust" about how the Rape of Nanking is a lie.

4. Explain the language difficulties Chang faced while finding source material for the book.

5. Why is Matsui Iwane's behavior during his war crimes trial so puzzling?

6. Briefly describe what happened to Robert Wilson after the Nanking massacre.

7. Describe what happened to Azuma Shiro, as discussed in "The Forgotten Holocaust."

8. When news of the atrocities in Nanking finally begin to be published in American magazines, what is the initial public response?

9. Why are the leaders of the International Safety Zone Committee particularly well-suited to tell the real story of Nanking?

10. What information and assistance do the surviving American and European eyewitnesses and their families give Chang?

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