The Rape of Nanking Test | Final 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. In 1946, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) begins trials in Tokyo. How long do those trials last?

2. Chang states that her parents are the kind that most people only dream of, and that they are all BUT WHICH of the following?

3. In "The Occupation of Nanking," which country's flag is torn down six times from the University of Nanking?

4. 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?

5. Chang frequently required assistance from others because she used source material written in all BUT WHICH of the following languages?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. According to "Judgment Day," the IMTFE tribunals uncovered crimes outside Nanking. Describe the information gained during the trials about Japanese atrocities.

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

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

7. Briefly describe the International Military Tribunal for the Far East trials.

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

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

10. What contribution does Dr. Bretton Lee Douglas make to the publication of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the factors and events after the Rape of Nanking that allowed this event to be buried for so long. Include the perspectives of China, Japan, and the United States and the reasons each country may have had to ignore this tragedy.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Given Matsui's absence during most of the atrocities during the first several weeks of the occupation, historians have long been puzzled by his willingness to take complete blame for the Rape of Nanking. Discuss three possible reasons for Matsui's behavior. Include historical research and supporting material from the text.

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