The Rape of Nanking Test | Final Test - Hard

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

2. After Nanking, what event is pivotal in the change of relations between the United States and Japan?

3. In "The Occupation of Nanking," the Japanese use all BUT WHICH of the following tools to break open bank vaults?

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

5. "Judgment Day" states that some of the worst atrocities in Nanking are committed by which man, who dies shortly after Japan's surrender?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why do the Japanese encourage narcotic use among the Chinese?

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

Emperor Hirohito and his family were granted immunity for all wartime actions in exchange for Japan's surrender. In a well-developed essay, discuss whether or not this action was justified. Use supporting material from the text to analyze how much the emperor knew of the events in Nanking, and to what extent other members of the imperial family should or should not have been held accountable.

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the Japanese samurai code. What are the basic principles of this code? How did the code make its way into normal society from the initial applications of samurai life? In what way does the code prepare the Japanese for war?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the Japanese views on surrender and the Chinese views on it as discussed in Chapter 2. In what ways are the two cultures different in their approaches, and what cultural factors contribute to these differences?

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