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

2. How do the rural peasants feel about being bypassed at first?

3. Why does the colonizing nation have no interest in violence with native peoples?

4. Rebel leaders are called upon to articulate a clear what?

5. The psychiatrist says that the native-on-native violence is a form of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

5. How does the revolution begin?

6. How does Fanon believe that dance relates to the oppression of colonialism?

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

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

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

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

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

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 3

Describe the process of recruitment to the movement. Where do the rebel leaders start when looking for support? What mistakes do they make in looking for support? In what groups do they find greater support for and participation in the movement? Why are these groups more supportive than others?

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