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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will the initial period of euphoria be replaced with?
(a) The death of colonial rule
(b) Fear
(c) A retreat by the rebels
(d) Colonialist reaction

2. What is behind the violence for the natives, according to Fanon?
(a) A need to let off steam
(b) The acceptance of the situation
(c) The dream of overthrowing the oppressor
(d) The knowledge that nothing will change

3. The native settler may believe that who will punish the transgressor of social norms?
(a) Spirits
(b) Zeus
(c) The UN
(d) Native rulers

4. Fanon argues that what resembles possession by otherworldly spirits?
(a) Illness
(b) Dance
(c) Death
(d) Religion

5. Fanon suggests that any concessions offered are a result of what?
(a) The benevolence of the colonists
(b) The native struggle
(c) Communism
(d) A desire to give the natives power

6. The psychiatrist says that the native-on-native violence is a form of what?
(a) Distrust
(b) Avoidance
(c) Poverty
(d) Acceptance

7. Why do the criminal acts by natives against natives rise?
(a) To spite the white settlers
(b) To hurt other people
(c) The settlers force them to commit these acts
(d) They vent their frustrations on one another

8. Fanon argues that colonialists are skilled at exploiting the rift between which two groups?
(a) Men and women
(b) Workers and the poor
(c) Urban and rural dwellers
(d) Old and young

9. What does Fanon attribute the wealth and progress of Europe to?
(a) Abandoning colonialism
(b) The toil and sacrifice of natives
(c) The resources in Europe
(d) Their superiority

10. In the colonial society, who holds the power?
(a) Colonists
(b) Natives
(c) The poor
(d) Young people

11. What may rural peasants guard?
(a) The secret to their successes
(b) The roads to the cities
(c) Tribal and folk customs
(d) Their stores of wealth

12. Which colonial power controlled Congo?
(a) Germany
(b) Portugal
(c) Belgium
(d) France

13. The rebel movement may rely on what in the urban areas?
(a) Labor unions
(b) Upper class
(c) Government officials
(d) Intellectuals

14. Who reinforced the colonialists in the rural areas?
(a) Children
(b) Immigrants
(c) Local chiefs
(d) Rural peasants

15. In preparing to overthrow the colonial powers, the native will face threats from whom?
(a) Other natives
(b) Nature
(c) Colonialist police
(d) Outside threats

Short Answer Questions

1. When the native become discontent with the settlers' society, what does the native rediscover?

2. Where is the most spontaneous and explosive force for the revolution found?

3. Fanon suggests that rural peasants may resent whom?

4. Fanon suggests that the act of colonization is accompanied by what?

5. Fanon argues that the colonial powers may change tactics by lightening their military presence and do what?

(see the answer keys)

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