W.E.B. Du Bois is best known in sociology for:
|A)||his theoretical contributions on race in The Souls of Black Folk.|
|B)||his empirical contributions on race in The Philadelphia Negro.|
|C)||his economic analysis of race in The Souls of Black Folk.|
|D)||his leadership in the NAACP during the Civil Rights Era.|
Du Bois's social theory is most compatible with which of the following theoretical perspectives?
Social theorists who support standpoint theory do so because they:
|A)||believe in the objective nature of social scientific research.|
|B)||feel that the views of minorities are over-represented in the social sciences.|
|C)||accept general theories of the social world.|
|D)||are critical of the value-free perspective in the social sciences.|
Which of the following is NOT something that Du Bois did during his lifetime?
|A)||become a citizen of Ghana|
|B)||become President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)|
|C)||visit the Soviet Union|
|D)||attend Harvard University|
In The Philadelphia Negro, Du Bois refuses to attribute the high crime rates among Negroes to:
|A)||innate violent tendencies.|
|B)||the heritage of slavery.|
|D)||competition for jobs.|
Which of the following characterizes Du Bois's position on intermarriage?
|A)||He did not think blacks and whites should intermarry.|
|B)||He did not think that race should be a factor in marriage.|
|C)||He thought the government should promote intermarriage as a means toward social progress.|
|D)||He believed that class, not race, should define the concept of intermarriage.|
In The Philadelphia Negro, Du Bois differentiates between four types of social class among Negroes. To which of the following classes would a respectable working-class black person with a steady-paying job belong?
How does Du Bois conclude his book The Philadelphia Negro?
|A)||with a rallying cry to black Americans to revolt against a racist society|
|B)||with a plea to the black working class to move to the suburbs|
|C)||with talk of the need for whites to be polite and generous to blacks|
|D)||with little hope for the progress of blacks in American society|
Du Bois referred to the potential leaders of the Negro community as the:
Du Bois's has been criticized as being a(n) _______ for his belief in "The Talented Tenth."
According to Du Bois, the mission of the group of black leaders called the "Guiding Hundredth" was to:
|A)||establish all-black colleges in the South.|
|B)||mobilize black voters in the South.|
|C)||plan an economic revolution in industry.|
|D)||train black workers in industry.|
Du Bois believed that the goal of American Negroes was to:
|A)||become fully integrated with white Americans.|
|B)||realize their class consciousness.|
|C)||learn to accept the materialistic pursuits of white Americans.|
|D)||infuse America with their cultural heritage.|
According to Du Bois, the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of:
|A)||"the colour line."|
With which of the following statements would Du Bois disagree?
|A)||Segregation based on the ideology of "separate but equal" is harmful to blacks.|
|B)||Race is defined in part by common history and traditions.|
|C)||There is no such thing as a "pure" race.|
|D)||African Americans are both inside and outside of the dominant white society.|
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Du Bois's concept of the Veil?
|A)||It is something that is opaque and impossible to lift.|
|B)||It is something that blacks are born with.|
|C)||It is something that negatively affects both blacks and whites.|
|D)||It is something that shuts blacks off from the rest of the world.|
Which of the following terms does Du Bois use to describe the feeling that a black person has of "always looking at one's self through the eyes of others"?
|B)||the color line|
Why was Du Bois critical of Booker T. Washington?
|A)||Washington advocated Marxism.|
|B)||Washington privileged the creation of an elite black upper class over the formation of a strong black working class.|
|C)||Washington focused on the economic success of blacks in industry at the expense of the moral success of blacks in leadership positions.|
|D)||Washington concentrated too much on building institutes of higher education for blacks.|
Which of the following describes Du Bois's philosophy regarding social change in the early years of his career?
|A)||Du Bois was a Marxist and advocated revolution as the means to realize social change.|
|B)||Du Bois was a reformist and believed that peace and progress would lead to social change.|
|C)||Du Bois was an African nationalist and urged all blacks to move to Africa if they wanted to realize social change.|
|D)||Du Bois was a benevolent despot and believed that capitalism was the means by which to promote social change.|
Later in his career Du Bois believed that the only way for blacks to become integrated into American society was if:
|A)||the capitalist economy was overthrown and replaced with communism.|
|B)||the black working class unionized to improve wages and working conditions.|
|C)||white capitalists became benevolent despots.|
|D)||the federal government instituted affirmative actions programs at universities.|
In Black Reconstruction in America: 1860-1880, Du Bois argues that _______ was the main factor that undermined Reconstruction.
Du Bois's ideas have had a greater scholarly impact today than they did during his lifetime.
When Du Bois wrote The Philadelphia Negro, he believed that science should be guided by the emotional attachments of researchers.
The Philadelphia Negro is best known for advancing a sociological theory on race relations in the United States.
Du Bois has been criticized for failing to recognize the ways in which blacks contribute to their own economic difficulties.
In The Philadelphia Negro, Du Bois argued that benevolent white capitalists could help blacks become integrated into society by providing them with job training.
Du Bois was not opposed to segregation per se, but to segregation accompanied by discrimination.
Du Bois argued that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of class struggle."
Du Bois criticized white America for its overarching materialism, and he believed that if blacks were integrated into American society, they could ameliorate this obsession with money.
Early in his career Du Bois advocated Marxism, particularly the overthrow of the capitalist economy, as the only way for blacks to advance in American society.
After visiting the Soviet Union, Du Bois declared that he was a Bolshevik.