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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) Anger
(b) Fear
(c) Apathy
(d) Acceptance

2. 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?
(a) Peaceful negotiation
(b) Nationalism
(c) Selling out
(d) Assimilation

3. What does Fanon attribute the wealth and progress of Europe to?
(a) The resources in Europe
(b) Their superiority
(c) The toil and sacrifice of natives
(d) Abandoning colonialism

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

5. The psychiatrist says that the native-on-native violence is a form of what?
(a) Avoidance
(b) Poverty
(c) Distrust
(d) Acceptance

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the rebel leaders flee when they are harassed and threatened?

2. Fanon argues that the successful movement has to move from slogans to what?

3. According to Fanon, what will be swept away in the first spontaneous rush of hope?

4. Fanon argues that decolonization is always what type of struggle?

5. What tactic did the rebel leaders in Angola turn it after the savage counter-attack?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What symptoms did the European policeman exhibit? What had he done or experienced that Fanon believes caused these symptoms?

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

5. What does psychiatry try to do? How is this different under colonialism?

6. What are the two types of brainwashing that Fanon identifies? What mental disorders do these produce?

7. What mental disorders and symptoms do the Algerian torture victims experience?

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

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

10. Why can't the new middle class expect to serve as the intermediary between international corporations and the native population?

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