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. When the native become discontent with the settlers' society, what does the native rediscover?

2. Fanon argues that the successful movement has to move from slogans to what?

3. According to Fanon, what will be swept away in the first spontaneous rush of hope?

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

5. Which of the following words describes the colonial society according to Fannon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How is the colonialist bourgeoisie aided by religion?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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