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

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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. What limitations are ideas of race experiencing in Gilroy's opinion?
(a) They are too nationalistic.
(b) They are too rural.
(c) They are too cosmopolitan.
(d) They are too essentialist.

2. What does music allow black culture to do with this feeling?
(a) Repossess it.
(b) Deny it.
(c) Commercialize it.
(d) Escape it.

3. What is the notion of the black Atlantic opposed to as Gilroy defines it?
(a) Oppositional ethnic ideologies.
(b) Cultural historicism.
(c) Equal pay.
(d) Racial relativism.

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

5. What does Gilroy say led to Jimi Hendrix's triumph in the U.S.?
(a) His exposure to voodoo.
(b) His success in Europe.
(c) His experiences in Africa.
(d) His cosmopolitan culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gilroy characterize identity?

2. What feeling did DuBois see in the culture of diaspora blacks?

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

4. What kind of history did Frederick Douglass propose according to Gilroy?

5. What is the last period of black history, according to DuBois, in The Souls of Black Folk?

(see the answer key)

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