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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 will the native people abandon once the fight for freedom begins?

2. The native settler may believe that who will punish the transgressor of social norms?

3. National revolutionary political parties usually show what toward rural peasants?

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

5. Wise rebel leaders recognize the importance of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What symptoms did the thirty-seven--year-old peasant have? What did he experience?

3. What did the former taxi driver experience that caused his symptoms? What were his symptoms?

4. Why were the two boys brought to the hospital? What did they ask Fanon?

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

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

7. What does the native artist or writer discover? What do they learn?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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