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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the effect of collaboration according to Gilroy?
(a) Appropriating different cultures.
(b) Forestalling cultural conflict.
(c) Blurring the lines between selves.
(d) Resolving cultural conflict.
2. What does the concept of the Black Atlantic do to old notions of race, according to Gilroy?
(a) Confirms them.
(b) Revises them.
(c) Explodes them.
(d) Challenges them.
3. What do black artists sometimes focus on, to their detriment, according to Gilroy?
(a) Political power.
(b) Exaggerated masculinity.
(d) Intellectual demonstrations of power.
4. What contradiction did Martin Robison Delany NOT embody in his beliefs, according to Gilroy?
(a) Nationalist and internationalist beliefs.
(b) Pro- and anti-Africa feelings.
(c) Radical and conservative nationalism.
(d) Abolitionist and pro-slavery convictions.
5. What does Gilroy say modern racial concepts do too much of?
(a) Advance poor and ignorant people.
(b) Redistribute wealth.
(c) Take power from blacks and immigrants.
(d) Obscure racial realities.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Gilroy say black intellectuals have gone to get in touch with elements of modern subjectivity?
2. How does Gilroy suggest we think about the history of slavery?
3. What was Martin Robison Delany vocally critical of, as Gilroy tells it?
4. What does Gilroy say blacks search for in spite of the fragmentation of musical genres and traditions?
5. What image did English fans have of what a black performer should be like?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gilroy use as opposition to the essential blackness some critics advocate?
2. What are the two perspectives around which black artistic debate is centered, according to Gilroy?
3. What does the search for black roots indicate to Gilroy?
4. What can music accomplish as Gilroy describes it?
5. Why is Martin Robison Delany important to Gilroy?
6. What is double consciousness?
7. Why is it odd, in Gilroy's opinion, that debates over modernity have ignored music?
8. How does the language of sexuality distract people from their racial identity in Gilroy's account?
9. How does Gilroy define the hermeneutics of the black Atlantic?
10. What view does Gilroy say we should take of black experiences?
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