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. The battle between the colonizers and the colonized grows out of what?

2. According to Fanon, what will be swept away in the first spontaneous rush of hope?

3. In preparing to overthrow the colonial powers, the native will face threats from whom?

4. Where do the rebel leaders flee when they are harassed and threatened?

5. Colonization robs the native of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the earliest stages of the rebellion like?

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

4. What happens as the native approaches the stage of decolonization?

5. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why is native culture an important part of the revolution against colonialism? What changes have to take place among native artists? Why do you think native art is repressed under colonialism?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Fanon argue that there cannot be a single, global black culture? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? What do post-colonial societies have in common with each other? How are they different from each other?

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