The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Paul Gilroy
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Jewels Brought from Bondage, Black Music and the Politics of Authenticity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gilroy say people become after witnessing black music?
(a) Anti-essentialists.
(b) Apologists.
(c) Relativists.
(d) Essentialists.

2. What does Gilroy say is the fact of racial life?
(a) Governments are heavily invested in maintaining the distinction between races.
(b) There are no clear boundaries between people.
(c) Races are strictly segregated in de facto fashion.
(d) Race is a matter of choice and identification.

3. What role has music played in debates of modernity according to Gilroy?
(a) It has been ignored.
(b) It has defined the counter-culture.
(c) It has been central to definitions of modernity.
(d) It has been dismissed as a popular form of commerce.

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

5. What does Gilroy say about the Enlightenment notion of universality?
(a) It is now confused.
(b) It was been perfected in the late twentieth century.
(c) It is no longer applicable in a transnational global culture.
(d) It is still the most accurate model of modern culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose narrative does Gilroy say rests upon the narrative of the black Atlantic?

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

3. Where does Gilroy say black intellectuals have gone to get in touch with elements of modern subjectivity?

4. What function does the first chapter serve?

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

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