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

2. Natives know that only what can free them?

3. In trying for pacification, the colonialist bourgeoisie is aided by what?

4. What must the native do to reclaim his humanity?

5. How do the rural peasants feel about being bypassed at first?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is colonization, according to Fanon? What are the effects of colonization?

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

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

8. How does the revolution begin?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe one example that Fanon uses to illustrate the consequences that colonialism can have on individuals? What does Fanon believe is causing the particular issue for the person? What point is he trying to make with the examples that he gives? Do you agree or disagree with his point? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Why do natives form rebellions or revolutions against colonial societies? What factors influence the development of revolutionary movements? Do you agree or disagree with their reasoning? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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