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. A 1947 rebellion by rural peasants occurred where?

2. The settlers see the natives as what?

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

4. In trying for pacification, the colonialist bourgeoisie is aided by what?

5. When the native become discontent with the settlers' society, what does the native rediscover?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the revolution begin?

5. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

7. What political route does Fanon encourage post-colonial societies to take instead of capitalism? Why?

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

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

10. Why is educating and indoctrinating the groups that have joined the rebellion important?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the rediscovered native culture like? What factors do you think influence this form of the culture? How does an authentic culture develop, according to Fanon? How does be-bop illustrate the new forms of expression?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the phases that the native population goes through from a colonial society to a post-colonial society. How do people feel about rebellion at these different stages? Give specific examples from the book to describe the movement to a post-colonial society.

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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