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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. What sustains the rebel cause?

2. Political parties may be inexperienced at organizing what?

3. Who reinforced the colonialists in the rural areas?

4. What did American black militants refer to the process of the colonialist bourgeoisie calling for non-violence and for the native to come to a reconciliation?

5. Fanon argues that the suppressed anger of the natives will turn to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How can the people of Africa avoid the disintegration of national unity and the threat from the bourgeoisie?

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

3. What does psychiatry try to do? How is this different under colonialism?

4. What happens to the national political party and the militants who started the revolution?

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

6. What does Fanon say about the comparison between blacks in the United States with those in Africa? How are they similar and different?

7. What symptoms did the European policeman exhibit? What had he done or experienced that Fanon believes caused these symptoms?

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

9. What are the two types of brainwashing that Fanon identifies? What mental disorders do these produce?

10. How does the revolution begin?

Essay 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

What challenges does the national revolutionary political party and rebel leaders face once they overthrow colonialism? What obstacles does the middle class present in these changes? Why?

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