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. In indulging in the "fraternal bloodbath," the native distracts itself from confronting what?

3. Fanon suggests that the act of colonization is accompanied by what?

4. Indigenous people become what in their own lands under colonialism?

5. Rebel leaders are called upon to articulate a clear what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What happens to native art under colonialism, according to Fanon? Describe the changes that occur in native art as the society moves from a colonial to post-colonial society. Why do you think these changes happens?

Essay Topic 2

Fanon argues that decolonization is always a violent struggle. What factors does he base this belief on? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? Do you think violence is always necessary for decolonization? Why or why not?

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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