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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. Political parties may be inexperienced at organizing what?

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

3. The native finds that who tries to resist and block reform?

4. Who reinforced the colonialists in the rural areas?

5. What was the rebellion in Kenya called?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Fanon work? How did this influence this book?

2. Why does the colonial power implement programs and reforms? What should the rebels realize about these?

3. How does Fanon believe that dance relates to the oppression of colonialism?

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

5. What problems did the young Algerian man suffer from? What did he do that resulted in his hospital stay?

6. How does the new middle class treat the farm workers?

7. Why were the two boys brought to the hospital? What did they ask Fanon?

8. How does the revolution begin?

9. What are psychosomatic disorders? Why do people in colonialism suffer from these?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Fanon think that native groups should do in colonial situations? What actions does he recommend in the book? What does he think a post-colonial society should look like? Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What factors pose a threat to the revolutionary movement? What obstacles does the movement have to overcome in order to be successful? Why do these factors or obstacles present a problem for the movement?

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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