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. According to the Epilogue, millions of victims died after the war was over from starvation and disease caused by all BUT WHICH of the following Japanese actions?

2. Chang's book was helped along by her editor, a woman by the name of what?

3. After the massacre, what is the estimated financial damage to public property in Nanking?

4. Haru Murakawa organized a workshop so that Chang could meet with several Japanese and Asians about Nanking. In what year does the workshop take place?

5. Which of the following individuals holds several government positions and is forced to resign after stating that Japan was not an aggressor during "The Forgotten Holocaust"?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. Describe the efforts of Japanese textbook editors to censor information about the Rape of Nanking in school textbooks.

3. What is the US response to the attack on the USS Panay?

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

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

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

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

8. Describe the role of Chang's parents in the writing of this book.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Examine the three factors given in the Epilogue to explain Japanese behavior in Japan's attempt to conquer China. Analyze and critique each factor, and be sure to include supporting information from the text.

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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