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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. What must the native do to reclaim his humanity?

2. What can carry the movement in the first few days, but not later on?

3. Natives know that only what can free them?

4. The birth of a new order can only come from what according to Fanon?

5. A 1947 rebellion by rural peasants occurred where?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the former taxi driver experience that caused his symptoms? What were his symptoms?

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

3. What are the three phases of the culture's development by poets and writers?

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

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

6. What will the leader of the post-colonial revolution be like? What will the leader's aims be?

7. What happens to the national political party and the militants who started the revolution?

8. How can the people of Africa avoid the disintegration of national unity and the threat from the bourgeoisie?

9. According to Fanon, why is there a danger that national unity will disintegrate?

10. What things threaten the delicate veneer of national consciousness?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What was Fanon's work like in Algeria? How do you think his experiences and observations there influenced this book? Why do you think he chose to write this work? Do you feel he was qualified to do so?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What does the post-colonial society need to do after the revolution to escape the old patterns of racism and exploitation, according to Fanon? Why do you think he suggests these actions as better? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

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