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

Paul Gilroy
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Masters, Mistresses, Slaves and the Antinomies of Modernity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gilroy assert in opposition to these master-race intellectuals?
(a) That race only applies for people who are marked by visible racial characteristics.
(b) That race is ultimately optional.
(c) That history cannot be stripped of slavery.
(d) That race has its own uniqueness.

2. Under what light does this claim cease to hold up, in Gilroy's opinion?
(a) In light of radical Islam's hostility.
(b) In light of the discontent of industrial workers.
(c) In light of the West's relations with poorer nations.
(d) In light of the West's nationalist movements.

3. Where does Gilroy say modern black politics is located in relation to Western civilization?
(a) Underneath.
(b) At the periphery.
(c) Everywhere throughout.
(d) Both inside and outside.

4. What does Gilroy say modern historical conditions require of race concepts?
(a) Return to origins.
(b) Practical applications.
(c) Developmental progression.
(d) Essentialism.

5. How does Gilroy characterize the modern self?
(a) Fractured.
(b) Holistic.
(c) Contingent.
(d) Temporary.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gilroy say we should look at the history of race in the West?

2. What does Gilroy say modern thinkers focus on in describing modernity?

3. What does Gilroy say about the realities of black experiences on both sides of the Atlantic?

4. How does Gilroy describe slavery's relation to western civilization?

5. What does Gilroy say about the Enlightenment notion of universality?

(see the answer key)

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