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

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

3. Fanon argues that the suppressed anger of the natives will turn to what?
(a) Violence
(b) Acceptance
(c) Traditional religions
(d) Mass migration

4. The settlers see the natives as what?
(a) Honorable
(b) Beasts
(c) Capable of reform
(d) Sad creatures

5. The indigenous people value what according to Fanon?
(a) Self-reliance
(b) Individualism
(c) Community
(d) Competition

Short Answer Questions

1. Which colonial power controlled Congo?

2. In the colonial society, who holds the power?

3. What did American black militants refer to the process of the colonialist bourgeoisie calling for non-violence and for the native to come to a reconciliation?

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

5. Why is the advantage in the hands of the colonialists when violence does occur?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the colonial powers seek to create a divide between the rural and urban areas?

2. What situations or obstacles may threaten the movement? Why?

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

4. How does Frantz Fanon's approach differ from Martin Luther King's?

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

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

7. What actions do the leaders of the movement need to do in order to keep the movement going?

8. Why are the lumpenproletariat so important for the revolutionary movement?

9. Why does native-on-native violence increase?

10. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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