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. Why is this idea insufficient to modern reality, according to Gilroy?
(a) The language of liberation has hidden contradictions.
(b) The central definitions were all determined by the master race.
(c) The history has been challenged for so long that no one knows what it is any longer.
(d) The vocabulary for oppressed people has been suppressed.

2. What relation does Gilroy describe as fundamental to the black experience?
(a) The bourgeois-proletarian relation.
(b) The master-slave relation.
(c) The relation of blood enemies.
(d) The leader-follower relation.

3. What kind of history did Frederick Douglass propose according to Gilroy?
(a) A history of blacks in the new world.
(b) A history of pre-slavery Africa.
(c) A history of pre-contact North America.
(d) A history of race relations.

4. Where does Gilroy say black intellectuals have gone to get in touch with elements of modern subjectivity?
(a) The suburbs.
(b) The factory.
(c) The ghetto.
(d) The mall.

5. When were the Fisk University Jubilee Singers performing?
(a) 1870s.
(b) 1950s.
(c) 1890s.
(d) 1920s.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect do international corporations have on black musical styles in Gilroy's opinion?

2. What does Gilroy say postmodernism claims for itself?

3. What is the notion of the black Atlantic opposed to as Gilroy defines it?

4. When did the majority of the British black population emigrate according to Gilroy?

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

(see the answer key)

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