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. What does Fanon attribute the wealth and progress of Europe to?

2. Fanon argues that the colonial powers may change tactics by lightening their military presence and do what?

3. What will the native people abandon once the fight for freedom begins?

4. Colonization robs the native of what?

5. Which of the following is a weapon used by the natives in the rebellion in Madagascar?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How do the colonial powers try to combat the revolution?

5. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

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

8. How does the revolution begin?

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

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

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

Fanon suggests that the post-colonial society would be wise to adopt humanistic values and ideals. Why does Fanon believe that humanism is beneficial for the post-colonial society? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

Essay Topic 3

What happens to native art under colonialism, according to Fanon? Describe the changes that occur in native art as the society moves from a colonial to post-colonial society. Why do you think these changes happens?

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