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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. Which colonial power controlled Congo?

2. In preparing to overthrow the colonial powers, the native will face threats from whom?

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

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

5. In trying for pacification, the colonialist bourgeoisie is aided by what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is a uniform national prosperity far from a reality?

2. What things threaten the delicate veneer of national consciousness?

3. Why is there not a single black culture in the world?

4. What are the three phases of the culture's development by poets and writers?

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

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

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

8. How can nations bypass the problems that may occur after the revolution?

9. Where did Fanon work? How did this influence this book?

10. Why is educating and indoctrinating the groups that have joined the rebellion important?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the post-colonial society need to do after the revolution to escape the old patterns of racism and exploitation, according to Fanon? Why do you think he suggests these actions as better? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Fanon suggests that the post-colonial society would be wise to adopt humanistic values and ideals. Why does Fanon believe that humanism is beneficial for the post-colonial society? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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