The Wretched of the Earth Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some natives will have what because they have been allowed into the elite of colonialist society?

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

3. When the native become discontent with the settlers' society, what does the native rediscover?

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

5. Which of the following words describes the colonial society according to Fannon?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

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

4. How does the revolution begin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to Fanon, what is a colonial society like? Use examples from the book to help describe Fanon's view of colonial societies. What effects do colonial societies have on the citizens? Why are these consequences seen?

Essay Topic 2

What is the rediscovered native culture like? What factors do you think influence this form of the culture? How does an authentic culture develop, according to Fanon? How does be-bop illustrate the new forms of expression?

Essay Topic 3

Fanon argues that decolonization is always a violent struggle. What factors does he base this belief on? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? Do you think violence is always necessary for decolonization? Why or why not?

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