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

2. What can carry the movement in the first few days, but not later on?
(a) Determination
(b) Spontaneity
(c) Strategies
(d) Hope

3. Natives know that only what can free them?
(a) Hope
(b) Violence
(c) Education
(d) Negotiation

4. The birth of a new order can only come from what according to Fanon?
(a) The disintegration of the colonialist structure
(b) Giving up all violence
(c) The oppression of the natives
(d) A new ruler in the colonialist structure

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. What is behind the violence for the natives, according to Fanon?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the former taxi driver experience that caused his symptoms? What were his symptoms?

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

3. What are the three phases of the culture's development by poets and writers?

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

5. What does Fanon say about the comparison between blacks in the United States with those in Africa? How are they similar and different?

6. What will the leader of the post-colonial revolution be like? What will the leader's aims be?

7. What happens to the national political party and the militants who started the revolution?

8. How can the people of Africa avoid the disintegration of national unity and the threat from the bourgeoisie?

9. According to Fanon, why is there a danger that national unity will disintegrate?

10. What things threaten the delicate veneer of national consciousness?

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