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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 decolonization is always what type of struggle?

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

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

4. Why does the colonizing nation have no interest in violence with native peoples?

5. Who do the national revolutionary political parties assume are too bogged down for the message of liberation?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is the most spontaneous and explosive force for the revolution found, according to Fanon? Why is this?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How is the colonialist likely to react after the initial period of euphoria? Give an example from the reading of the reaction.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fanon argues that colonial society is a sick society. Why does he argue this? What facts does he use to back up this argument? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Fanon argue that the political education of the people is important? Do you agree or disagree with his argument? Why? Do you think political education is important in countries that haven't experienced colonialism?

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