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

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

3. The Japanese also mixed food with which of the following deadly diseases during the invasion?
(a) Typhoid.
(b) E. coli.
(c) Staph.
(d) Aspergillis.

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

5. 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) Loot all.
(c) Kill all.
(d) Burn all.

Short Answer Questions

1. Japanese soldiers break into Nanking University Hospital after the massacre and steal all BUT WHICH of the following from nurses?

2. Which of the following individuals is the minister for international trade who announces that Japan never intended to invade other Asian countries during "The Forgotten Holocaust"?

3. In 1946, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) begins trials in Tokyo. How long do those trials last?

4. 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?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the efforts of Japanese textbook editors to censor information about the Rape of Nanking in school textbooks.

2. Why does Emperor Hirohito never face any sort of consequence for his role in the Rape of Nanking or other events during the war?

3. Briefly describe the fate of John Rabe after the Nanking massacre.

4. Describe Nanking's economic situation after the massacre.

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

6. Describe the biological warfare used by the Japanese in an attempt to exterminate Chinese civilians.

7. Why are John Rabe's diary accounts of Nanking so explosive and important when they are finally released?

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

9. Explain Matsui Iwane's philosophy about China as discussed in the Epilogue.

10. Today, the Japanese government takes the position that any wartime reparation issues were dealt with in the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1952. Why is this position erroneous?

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