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

2. Chang states in "The Forgotten Holocaust" that censorship in Japan is practiced not only by the government, but also by which other entity?
(a) Authors.
(b) Citizens.
(c) Military.
(d) Media.

3. In "The Fate of the Survivors," during what year does Lewis Smythe leave his job at Nanking University for Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1958.
(d) 1962.

4. 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"?
(a) Hashimoto Ryutaro.
(b) Murayama Tomiichi.
(c) Kajiyama Seiroku.
(d) Kim Young-sam.

5. 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) 105 million.
(b) 25 million.
(c) 44 million.
(d) 16 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the massacre, the Japanese create a new government in Nanking. On what date is the Nanking Self-Government Committee created?

2. In order to control the population after the massacre, the Japanese routinely use what as payment to the Chinese?

3. Segments of the diary writer's film in "What the World Knew" are eventually included in a documentary entitled "Why We Fight: Battle of China" by which director?

4. 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?

5. During the IMTFE trials, the court determines that what ratio of prisoners of war die under the Japanese?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What event finally ends the occupation of Nanking, and when does it end?

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

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

10. According to the Epilogue, what is one of the greatest ironies of the cold war?

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