The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Cheer the Weary Traveller, W.E.B. Du Bois, Germany and the Politics of (Dis)placement.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose consciousness is Black Atlantic focused on?
(a) Anglo-Africans.
(b) Indigenous people.
(c) African-Americans.
(d) Africans.

2. How does Gilroy suggest we think about the history of slavery?
(a) As the defining institution in Western civilization.
(b) As central to Western culture.
(c) As the moral blight on modernity.
(d) As an exception to Western civilization.

3. What does the black person's perpetual searching indicate to Gilroy?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) Slave mentality.
(c) Insecurity.
(d) Exile.

4. What contradiction did Martin Robison Delany NOT embody in his beliefs, according to Gilroy?
(a) Radical and conservative nationalism.
(b) Pro- and anti-Africa feelings.
(c) Nationalist and internationalist beliefs.
(d) Abolitionist and pro-slavery convictions.

5. What was Martin Robison Delany vocally critical of, as Gilroy tells it?
(a) The abolition movement.
(b) The Liberian movement in American abolitionism.
(c) The methods of narrating black history.
(d) The Fugitive Slave Law.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who first defined the notion of the master-slave dialectic?

2. How does Gilroy describe slavery?

3. What is the common memory for British blacks in Gilroy's opinion?

4. What is the counterpart to the hermeneutics of memory according to Gilroy?

5. Who said that slavery is at the natal core of modernity?

(see the answer key)

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