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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. 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) Burn all.
(b) Kill all.
(c) Loot all.
(d) Rape all.

2. Which Japanese commander bears the brunt of the blame for Nanking during the IMTFE trials?
(a) Matsui Iwane.
(b) Hirota Koki.
(c) Nakajima Kesago.
(d) Prince Asaka.

3. The Epilogue states that Japanese aviators sprayed fleas carrying plague germs over all BUT WHICH of the following cities?
(a) Ningpo.
(b) Shanghai.
(c) Changteh.
(d) Nanking.

4. Which Japanese news outlet begins to report that all is well and that Nanking's citizens are returning home in late December during the occupation?
(a) Xinhua.
(b) Kyodo.
(c) Nippon.
(d) Domei.

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) 16 million.
(d) 44 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which of the following individuals is a cabinet secretary who claims that the rape victims were actually engaged in willful prostitution during "The Forgotten Holocaust"?

3. What is the mood in Japan in response to Nanking's defeat in the early days of the occupation?

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

5. The Japanese occupation of Nanking finally ends during what year?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the outside world get information on the events in Nanking during "What the World Knew"?

3. Describe the postwar differences between Japan and Germany that have allowed the Rape of Nanking to go largely unnoticed while the Holocaust is acknowledged world wide.

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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