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. 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?

2. "Judgment Day" states that the IMTFE is able to prosecute how many Japanese military and political officials?

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

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

5. Which organization pays for Chang's trips to Asia?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 different methods used to rescue the Chinese population of Nanking by John Rabe, Robert Wilson, and Minnie Vautrin. Be sure to use material from the text to support the essay.

Essay Topic 2

To what factors can the behavior of Chinese soldiers and officers be attributed during the abandonment of Nanking? What mentality explains the soldiers' disorganized efforts to leave the city, and their attempts to disguise themselves so as not be recognized as soldiers?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the historical vision of Nanking with the version seen after the Japanese occupation. What major changes could be noticed? How had the population changed? How had the focus of the city changed?

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