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

3. What was the rebellion in Kenya called?

4. White settlers view the increase in violence as proof of what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens as the native approaches the stage of decolonization?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why does Fanon argue that the political education of the people is important? Do you agree or disagree with his argument? Why? Do you think political education is important in countries that haven't experienced colonialism?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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