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. Which of the following newsreel reporters are NOT on board when the USS Panay is attacked?

2. When news of John Rabe's situation reaches China, the Nanking survivors raise how much money in US dollars to help him?

3. During the IMTFE trials, the court determines that what ratio of prisoners of war die under the Japanese?

4. In 1941, the Japanese army launched a campaign of terror in northern China. What was the population of northern China prior to this campaign?

5. After his trial, Hisao is executed in a manner that many of the Nanking survivors believe to be much more humane than anything he'd done to his victims. How is Hisao executed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why is Matsui Iwane's behavior during his war crimes trial so puzzling?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the ways in which the events in Nanking differ from a "normal" wartime occupation. How was the focus different in Nanking? In what ways does the Rape of Nanking seem more horrific than other occupations, and why? How were the rules seemingly different in this case?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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