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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. A 1947 rebellion by rural peasants occurred where?
(a) Mexico
(b) India
(c) Madagascar
(d) Vietnam

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

3. In trying for pacification, the colonialist bourgeoisie is aided by what?
(a) Relgion
(b) Government
(c) Family
(d) Education

4. What must the native do to reclaim his humanity?
(a) Swear allegiance to the settlers
(b) Quietly serve
(c) Follow the rule of the colonizers
(d) Get rid of the settler's values

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who reinforced the colonialists in the rural areas?

3. In indulging in the "fraternal bloodbath," the native distracts itself from confronting what?

4. The native finds that who tries to resist and block reform?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is educating and indoctrinating the groups that have joined the rebellion important?

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

3. What are the earliest stages of the rebellion like?

4. What is the biggest mistake that rebel political movements make in underdeveloped countries? Why?

5. Why do the rebel leaders flee to the countryside? What happens to the movement?

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

7. How does the revolution begin?

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

9. Why is the colonizing nation not interested in violence against the native peoples?

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

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