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

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

3. What may rural peasants guard?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do the rebel leaders flee to the countryside? What happens to the movement?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What challenges does the national revolutionary political party and rebel leaders face once they overthrow colonialism? What obstacles does the middle class present in these changes? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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