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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. Fanon advises the post-colonial societies to abandon the route of what?
(a) Freedom
(b) Socialism
(c) Social justice
(d) Capitalism

2. Who was the colonial power in Angola?
(a) Norway
(b) France
(c) Portugal
(d) England

3. How do the rural peasants feel about being bypassed at first?
(a) Indifferent
(b) Relieved
(c) Shunned
(d) Excited

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Fanon suggests that rural peasants may resent whom?

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

4. Which colonial power controlled Congo?

5. Which major nations recognized the importance of peace during the Cold War?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What should the natives remember about any concessions that they are offered?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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