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

2. The native artist or writer discovers that their true vocation is to do what?

3. In the post-colonial world, citizens should be less concerned with royalty and more concerned with what, according to Fanon?

4. The resuscitation of the native culture helps to rekindle what?

5. Every project undertaken by the government must respond to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the discovery of one's own indigenous culture affect the artist or writers?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why is a uniform national prosperity far from a reality?

8. Why does the colonial power implement programs and reforms? What should the rebels realize about these?

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

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 does the post-colonial society need to do after the revolution to escape the old patterns of racism and exploitation, according to Fanon? Why do you think he suggests these actions as better? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Fanon argue that there cannot be a single, global black culture? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? What do post-colonial societies have in common with each other? How are they different from each other?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the phases that the native population goes through from a colonial society to a post-colonial society. How do people feel about rebellion at these different stages? Give specific examples from the book to describe the movement to a post-colonial society.

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