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. Some natives will have what because they have been allowed into the elite of colonialist society?

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

3. What will the initial period of euphoria be replaced with?

4. Fanon suggests that rural peasants may resent whom?

5. Fanon argues that colonialists are skilled at exploiting the rift between which two groups?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

9. What situations or obstacles may threaten the movement? 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

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 2

Fanon argues that colonial society is a sick society. Why does he argue this? What facts does he use to back up this argument? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Fanon argue that there cannot be a single, global black culture? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? What do post-colonial societies have in common with each other? How are they different from each other?

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