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. Indigenous people become what in their own lands under colonialism?

2. What tactic did the rebel leaders in Angola turn it after the savage counter-attack?

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

4. Wise rebel leaders recognize the importance of what?

5. What can carry the movement in the first few days, but not later on?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the earliest stages of the rebellion like?

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

5. How does the revolution begin?

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

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

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

9. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the rediscovered native culture like? What factors do you think influence this form of the culture? How does an authentic culture develop, according to Fanon? How does be-bop illustrate the new forms of expression?

Essay Topic 2

Fanon argues that decolonization is always a violent struggle. What factors does he base this belief on? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? Do you think violence is always necessary for decolonization? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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