Filipino Benedict Anderson Review of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
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Filipino Benedict Anderson Review of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal

Explore a review by Filipino Benedict Anderson on 'Noli Me Tangere' by José Rizal, translated by Soledad Lacson-Locsin. The review discusses historical vertigo, the armed uprising against Spanish rule, and the significance of the Philippines in anti-colonial movements in Asia.

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What did Rizal win at the age of 19?

A literary competition

Which imperial power was wracked by deep internal conflicts in the 19th century?

Spain

What benefit did the revolutionaries in Spain promise for the colonies after the Glorious Revolution of 1868?

Closing of monastic institutions

What did benighted Spain offer in comparison to the imperial powers in South-East Asian region?

<p>No real universities</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what areas did Rizal gain knowledge due to his education?

<p>Latin and Hebrew</p> Signup and view all the answers

What impact did the brief liberal triumph in the Glorious Revolution of 1868 have on the Pacific colony?

<p>Closure of monastic institutions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What marked the Philippines after three and a half centuries of Spanish rule?

<p>Counter-Reformation Catholicism</p> Signup and view all the answers

What percentage of the population in the 1890s knew 'Castilian'?

<p>3%</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which country is mentioned as another Spanish imperial possession to throw off the yoke after the Philippines?

<p>Cuba</p> Signup and view all the answers

What made the armed uprising against Spanish rule in 1896 significant in Asia?

<p>It was the visionary forerunner of all other anti-colonial movements in the region.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What language did Spanish-readers and writers use in the 19th century to turn resistance movements into a revolution?

<p>Spanish ('Castilian')</p> Signup and view all the answers

Due to which imperialism is almost no one today able to understand the language used by revolutionary heroes in the Philippines?

<p>American imperialism</p> Signup and view all the answers

What enraged the old-guard colonial élite during Captain-General de la Torre's rule?

<p>Moves to give equal legal rights to natives, mestizos, and peninsulars</p> Signup and view all the answers

What led to the public garroting of three secular priests in 1872 in Manila?

<p>Accusations of masterminding a mutiny in Cavite</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why did José Rizal's mother walk twenty miles to prison in 1871?

<p>Being accused of poisoning a neighbour</p> Signup and view all the answers

What forced José Rizal's elder brother Paciano to discontinue his education?

<p>Escaping arrest after Father Burgos' garroting</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what year did José Rizal leave for Spain with his brother's support?

<p>1882</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why did the first 'liberal' Captain-General, Carlos María de la Torre, receive popular cries of 'Viva la Libertad!' upon arrival in Manila?

<p>For instituting moves to give equal legal rights to different groups</p> Signup and view all the answers

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