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

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 image did English fans have of what a black performer should be like?
(a) Cool, aloof, suave.
(b) Savage, illiterate, brutal.
(c) Intellectual, hip, wise.
(d) Wild, sexual, unrestrained.

2. What idea permeates slave consciousness, according to Gilroy?
(a) Freedom from history.
(b) Salvation theology.
(c) Self-reliance.
(d) Revolutionary apocalypse.

3. What did black music help to form in Britain as Gilroy describes it?
(a) A collective identity.
(b) Class consciousness.
(c) Resistance to industrialism.
(d) Political power.

4. What does Gilroy say the language of ethnic opposition typically does?
(a) Obscures racial differences.
(b) Accommodates numerous racial experiences.
(c) Provides a false sense of power and identity.
(d) Empowers oppressed minorities.

5. How does Gilroy characterize the pluralistic camp in black artistic circles?
(a) Divisive.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) Skeptical.
(d) Unifying.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gilroy characterize modern subjectivity?

2. Who were the Fisk University Jubilee Singers' predecessors?

3. What relation does Gilroy say Western culture has with black politics?

4. What was Martin Robison Delany searching for?

5. Whose challenges does Gilroy take up in the first section of the chapter?

(see the answer key)

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