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

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

3. What is behind the violence for the natives, according to Fanon?

4. The rebel movement may rely on what in the urban areas?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What are the earliest stages of the rebellion like?

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

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

10. How does Fanon believe that dance relates to the oppression of colonialism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What factors pose a threat to the revolutionary movement? What obstacles does the movement have to overcome in order to be successful? Why do these factors or obstacles present a problem for the movement?

Essay Topic 3

How does the colonial power seek to stop the revolutionary movement? What tactics or actions are used in order to stop the forward progress? Are these actions successful? Why or why not?

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