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Paul Gilroy
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What effect do international corporations have on black musical styles in Gilroy's opinion?
(a) They drive change in the forms.
(b) They reward the simplest innovations.
(c) They freeze the forms.
(d) They follow the innovators.

2. Who first defined the notion of the master-slave dialectic?
(a) Nietzsche.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Emerson.
(d) Kant.

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

4. What literary form does Gilroy say gave blacks access to self-creation?
(a) Autobiography.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Fiction.
(d) Drama.

5. Whose point of view does Gilroy want to include in history?
(a) The free black's.
(b) The slave's.
(c) The slave owner's.
(d) The woman's.

6. What has been superseded by economic, social and cultural forces, according to Gilroy?
(a) Race.
(b) Socialism.
(c) The nation-state.
(d) Capitalism.

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

8. How does Gilroy characterize the residual feelings from slavery?
(a) Mysterious.
(b) Sublime and unfathomable.
(c) A source of modern ritual.
(d) Unspeakable but not inexpressible.

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

10. Whose consciousness is Black Atlantic focused on?
(a) Anglo-Africans.
(b) Indigenous people.
(c) African-Americans.
(d) Africans.

11. Who was Martin Robison Delany?
(a) A historian.
(b) A cultural critic who wrote about race.
(c) The father of black nationalism.
(d) An abolitionist.

12. What does Gilroy assert in opposition to these master-race intellectuals?
(a) That race only applies for people who are marked by visible racial characteristics.
(b) That race has its own uniqueness.
(c) That history cannot be stripped of slavery.
(d) That race is ultimately optional.

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

14. How does Gilroy say we should look at the history of race in the West?
(a) As the collision of two defined cultures.
(b) As a conjunction of races.
(c) As an opposition of black and white essences.
(d) As a long cooperative experiment.

15. Under what light does this claim cease to hold up, in Gilroy's opinion?
(a) In light of the discontent of industrial workers.
(b) In light of radical Islam's hostility.
(c) In light of the West's nationalist movements.
(d) In light of the West's relations with poorer nations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gilroy say people become after witnessing black music?

2. What idea permeates slave consciousness, according to Gilroy?

3. How does Gilroy characterize postmodernity?

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

5. What kind of conception of blackness does Gilroy say he prefers?

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