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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the native population approaches the stage of decolonization, Fanon argues that they go through a phase of what when they think of the task of throwing off the colonial power?
(a) Fear
(b) Anger
(c) Acceptance
(d) Apathy

2. The natives realize that they have been what by colonialism?
(a) Ignored and forgotten
(b) Cheated and exploited
(c) Given better lives
(d) Taken on a ride

3. In indulging in the "fraternal bloodbath," the native distracts itself from confronting what?
(a) The effects of colonization
(b) Their own inferiority
(c) The futility of the situation
(d) The colonialist powers

4. Colonialists will try to drive wedges between different groups of natives based on differences in tribal affiliation, ethnic differences and what?
(a) Geography
(b) Home ownership
(c) Attractiveness
(d) Gender

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The battle between the colonizers and the colonized grows out of what?

2. Rebel political movements make a mistake by turning first to whom, according to Fanon?

3. What may rural peasants guard?

4. Some natives will have what because they have been allowed into the elite of colonialist society?

5. The birth of a new order can only come from what according to Fanon?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is the most spontaneous and explosive force for the revolution found, according to Fanon? Why is this?

2. What is colonization, according to Fanon? What are the effects of colonization?

3. How is the colonialist likely to react after the initial period of euphoria? Give an example from the reading of the reaction.

4. How does the revolution begin?

5. What obstacle do rebel leaders face in contacting the rural peasants about the movement? Why is it there?

6. What political route does Fanon encourage post-colonial societies to take instead of capitalism? Why?

7. How does Fanon believe that dance relates to the oppression of colonialism?

8. What is the colonial system like for native peoples?

9. Who tries to block or resist the native/rebel, according to Fanon?

10. How do the colonial powers try to combat the revolution?

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