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. Fanon suggests that any concessions offered are a result of what?

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

3. The settlers believe the natives are incapable of what?

4. The birth of a new order can only come from what according to Fanon?

5. Where do the rebel leaders flee when they are harassed and threatened?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

According to Fanon, what is a colonial society like? Use examples from the book to help describe Fanon's view of colonial societies. What effects do colonial societies have on the citizens? Why are these consequences seen?

Essay Topic 3

What was Fanon's work like in Algeria? How do you think his experiences and observations there influenced this book? Why do you think he chose to write this work? Do you feel he was qualified to do so?

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