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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 argues that colonialists are skilled at exploiting the rift between which two groups?
(a) Men and women
(b) Old and young
(c) Workers and the poor
(d) Urban and rural dwellers

2. Rebel political movements make a mistake by turning first to whom, according to Fanon?
(a) Young natives
(b) Less educated natives
(c) Elite bourgeoisie
(d) Rural people

3. Where is the most spontaneous and explosive force for the revolution found?
(a) The colonialists' mansions
(b) The ghetto fringes of the cities
(c) The colonial nation
(d) The government buildings

4. Some natives will have what because they have been allowed into the elite of colonialist society?
(a) Pride in the revolution
(b) Hope
(c) Inertia
(d) Fewer resources

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Colonialists will try to drive wedges between different groups of natives based on differences in tribal affiliation, ethnic differences and what?

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

3. 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?

4. The natives realize that they have been what by colonialism?

5. Who was the colonial power in Angola?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the revolution begin?

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

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

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

6. What is the colonial system like for native peoples?

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

8. What happens as the native approaches the stage of decolonization?

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

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

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