The Wretched of the Earth Test | Final 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. The native artist or writer discovers that their true vocation is to do what?

2. As the rebellion energizes the natives, they have to find new forms of what type of expression?

3. The search for an authentic Arab identify found its political articulation in what?

4. Why does the bourgeoisie demand the nationalization of the economy?

5. The post-colonial middle class expects to serve as the intermediary between which two groups?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the people do when they realize the leader's true motives? What does the leader do?

2. What does Fanon argue that the post-colonial society should do to make the nation different and better than under colonialism?

3. What are the three phases of the culture's development by poets and writers?

4. How can the people of Africa avoid the disintegration of national unity and the threat from the bourgeoisie?

5. According to Fanon, why is there a danger that national unity will disintegrate?

6. How does the new middle class treat the farm workers?

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

8. What things threaten the delicate veneer of national consciousness?

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. When can the beginnings of an authentic African culture begin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What consequences or effects does colonial society have on natives and colonialists? Why do you think these effects happen? What do people do in order to reduce these effects? What does Fanon recommend?

Essay Topic 2

What was Fanon's work like in Algeria? How do you think his experiences and observations there influenced this book? Why do you think he chose to write this work? Do you feel he was qualified to do so?

Essay Topic 3

Why do natives form rebellions or revolutions against colonial societies? What factors influence the development of revolutionary movements? Do you agree or disagree with their reasoning? Why?

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