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

Paul Gilroy
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Not a Story to Pass On, Living Memory and the Slave Sublime.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the concept of the diaspora help with in Gilroy's opinion?
(a) Differentiating between black cultures.
(b) Returning black music to its sources.
(c) Unifying black cultures.
(d) Providing historical context for black music.

2. What did the struggle for black autonomy involve, for DuBois?
(a) Returning to black roots.
(b) Social construction.
(c) Entrepreneurship.
(d) Blacks helping blacks.

3. How does Gilroy say slaves used music?
(a) To invoke their racial memories.
(b) To preserve their ancient culture.
(c) To express their pain.
(d) To communicate with each other over distances.

4. What does Gilroy say Richard Wright was ambivalent to?
(a) Assimilation.
(b) Reconciliation with white culture.
(c) A closed racial community.
(d) Harmonious coexistence with dominant culture.

5. Where did Richard Wright develop his ideas about race?
(a) In his world travels.
(b) In the American south.
(c) London.
(d) Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were Richard Wright's politics?

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

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

4. How does Gilroy characterize the slaves' literacy?

5. Why does Gilroy say that it is odd that music held this role?

(see the answer key)

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