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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. "Judgment Day" states that the Investigation of War Crimes committee is created when?
2. In what year during "The Fate of the Survivors" does the People's Republic of China announce that it has forgiven Japan and invites the Japanese prime minister to visit China?
3. Which of Chang's friends freely donated her time to help translate a good deal of source material?
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. Which US President announces on December 13 that he is shocked by the attack on the USS Panay?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the Japanese encourage narcotic use among the Chinese?
2. Describe what happened to Azuma Shiro, as discussed in "The Forgotten Holocaust."
3. Why does Emperor Hirohito never face any sort of consequence for his role in the Rape of Nanking or other events during the war?
4. Briefly describe the fate of Minnie Vautrin after the Nanking massacre.
5. 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?
6. Briefly describe the International Military Tribunal for the Far East trials.
7. Explain the language difficulties Chang faced while finding source material for the book.
8. Briefly describe the medical experiments conducted by the Japanese on citizens of Nanking. How many are killed in this manner?
9. 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.
10. How does the outside world get information on the events in Nanking during "What the World Knew"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In most successful wars and occupations, the master-race theme is often present. Japan used the master-race mentality to justify its occupation of China, just as Nazi Germany used the master-race idea to justify its crimes against Jews, gypsies, and other political "undesirables." Why is this mindset important in Nanking? What does it accomplish? How might Japan's occupation of Nanking have been different if Japanese soldiers did NOT view themselves as more worthy than the Chinese civilians?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the various responses of the Chinese women in Nanking to the widespread rapes committed by Japanese soldiers. Why did so few women fight back? Be sure to include the responses of the women who found themselves pregnant afterward, and also include supporting material from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the social and economic factors that enabled Japan to begin feeling as though it were the victim of an international conspiracy in the years prior to Japan's attempt to conquer China. How are the factors interlinked? Was there something to Japan's feeling that it was being picked on by the international community, or were they looking for an excuse to be upset with the rest of the world? Was the international community being fair or unfair toward Japan?
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