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

2. Who helped the British colonial forces drive back young Kenyans?

3. Which of the following words describes the colonial society according to Fannon?

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

5. Why is the advantage in the hands of the colonialists when violence does occur?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What consequences or effects does colonial society have on natives and colonialists? Why do you think these effects happen? What do people do in order to reduce these effects? What does Fanon recommend?

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

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?

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