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

2. Why do the criminal acts by natives against natives rise?

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

4. Fanon argues that the successful movement has to move from slogans to what?

5. What sustains the rebel cause?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

4. How does the revolution begin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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