The Rape of Nanking Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Iris Chang
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Ms. Chang, why is the Rape of Nanking not as well known as the Holocaust or Hiroshima?

2. After Nanking falls, how many people are housed in the Safety Zone?

3. In what year does China's war with Japan end?

4. Which of the following military commanders is initially in charge of the Japanese imperial army for the Shanghai-Nanking region?

5. According to the Introduction, Americans think that World War II began in which year?

Short Essay Questions

1. What factors contribute to the end of Japan's golden era of prosperity, as discussed in "The Path to Nanking"?

2. 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?

3. According to Chang at the end of "The Nanking Safety Zone," what is chilling about the number of refugees in the Nanking Safety Zone?

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

5. Briefly describe Robert Wilson's role in the Nanking Safety Zone.

6. What does the author accomplish by referring to Nanking as a "forgotten Holocaust," according to Kirby?

7. Briefly describe the five methods of torture used by the Japanese soldiers in their attempt to exterminate the population of Nanking.

8. As the Japanese army begins mass executions in Nanking, what becomes their most pressing problem, and how do they resolve it?

9. What are the responses of Japan and China when Nanking falls, as described by William Kirby in the Foreword?

10. Briefly describe John Rabe's role in the Nanking Safety Zone.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the text, discuss three ways in which the International Safety Zone Committee was able to turn and shape worldwide public opinion about the events in Nanking.

Essay Topic 2

The United States and other countries stepped in to put an end to Hitler's Holocaust, yet no such attempt was made to stop the atrocities in Nanking. In a well-developed essay, discuss the reasons why the world community largely stayed out of the events in Nanking, though reports of what was going on were widespread. In addition, discuss what responsibility the world has to intervene when incidents such as Nanking occur.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the ways in which the events in Nanking differ from a "normal" wartime occupation. How was the focus different in Nanking? In what ways does the Rape of Nanking seem more horrific than other occupations, and why? How were the rules seemingly different in this case?

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