HSY316 Cross-Cultural World History Quiz

Take Test: Topic 3 Quiz – Pacific First Contact: On the Beach
QUESTION 11. According to Maria Nugent, how did early twentieth-century accounts of James Cook’s landing at Botany Bay affect views of cross-cultural contact between the British and indigenous Australians?They marginalised the presence and agency of indigenous Australians in the colonial story.They denied that any such contact existed.They made it seem like the indigenous people welcomed Cook to Australia.1 pointsQUESTION 21. How did Banks view the European lifeway in comparison with that of the Indigenous Australians he met?CivilisedExcessiveBoth1 pointsQUESTION 31. What does Greg Dening argue was the main reason why Europeans like Cook, and the Spanish mariners who preceded him, practised violence against Pacific Islanders?They believed they had a right to do soThey were attacked first.They didn’t understand the people they encountered, and weren’t able or willing to try.Continue: Topic 4 Quiz. Early Sydney: Inter-Cultural Exchange?QUESTION 11. According to Clendinnen, what was a major source of conflict between Indigenous Australians and white settlers in the early colonial era?Indigenous Australians collaborated with convicts attempting to escape.The British believed they had a right to natural resources that Indigenous Australians understandably saw as belonging to them.Indigenous Australians did not understand the system of trade that the British attempted to institute.1 pointsQUESTION 21. For what reason(s) was La Perouse a significant site in the early history of Sydney?Captain Cook famously visited the site, and made contact with Indigenous Australians there.It was named after the French explorer Lapèrouse, whose expedition disappeared without trace after his visit to Australia.Not only is the site connected with the Lapèrouse expedition, but it was also an important Aboriginal settlement in the nineteenth century.All of the above.1 pointsQUESTION 31. What opinion(s) did David Collins form of Aboriginal women during his observations of Bennilong and his people in the 1790s?They were oppressed and treated cruelly.They were unreserved in their behaviourThey were quick to pick up on British customs and attitudes.All of the above.None of the above.Take Test: Topic 5 Quiz. Sex and Intermarriage: Gender and Race in the ColoniesQUESTION 11. According to Victoria Maynard, why were white men so against sexual relations between white women and Aboriginal men in colonial Australia?The rape of white women was common enough to create a stereotypeThey believed that any marriage would be null and void and therefore the woman would be living in sinWomen’s bodies were seen as representative of white society and its inviolability by black culture0.5 pointsQUESTION 21. How did some nineteenth-century Native Americans become ‘cultural mediators’ in the contact zone between native and white America?They married white womenThey received financial support for higher educationBoth0.5 pointsQUESTION 31. How were a small number Aboriginal men able to take the difficult step of marrying white women in the twentieth century?The Second World War made people more aware of the negativity of racial prejudice.By living with their wives and families in isolation from both white and Aboriginal societiesBy becoming famous and/or successful in some way0.5 pointsQUESTION 41. Why did Charles Eastman support the idea of what Ellinghaus calls ‘acculturation’?It was the only way he could marry the woman he lovedHe believed that both white and native American cultures had good qualitiesHe wanted to participate in mainstream American society without becoming ChristianTake Test: Topic 6 Quiz. Performance and Display: The Case of Sara BaartmanQUESTION 11. What, according to Poignant, is a significant methodological problem with attempting to interpret Aboriginal “captive” narratives?The lack of unprejudiced evidenceThe historian becoming emotionally involvedThe very act of analysis makes Aboriginal historical figures the captives of archives and discourses that aren’t their own1 pointsQUESTION 21. Why were indigenous peoples a source of fascination for Western audiences in the nineteenth century?They were different, exotic — part of a tradition of exhibiting human beings as curiositiesTheir captive presence reinforced notions of white power and superiorityThey were seen as evidence of a global hierarchy of cultures and peoples.All of the above1 pointsQUESTION 31. In what context(s) could British commentators see Sara Baartman as a victim?Slavery had just been abolished when Sara was in London, and sympathy with indigenous peoples ran high in LondonThe man exhibiting Sara was white but not British, so it was easier for London commentators to view the situation as unjust colonial oppressionBothNeitherTake Test: Topic 7 Quiz. Museums and Exhibits: A Cross-Cultural History of Bodily Remains and ObjectsQUESTION 11. Why did nineteenth and early-twentieth-century scientists study and collect Aboriginal human remains?Because of the perceived link between biology and cultureSo that they could prove they were humanSo that they could be given Christian burials0.5 pointsQUESTION 21. How did Aboriginal people react to the removal of remains from their graves?With immediate violence against the white ‘grave-robbers’They fled in terrorBoth – not all people reacted the sameNeither – they found other ways to state their opposition0.5 pointsQUESTION 31. According to Russell, why were Aboriginal weapons displayed in nineteenth and early twentieth-century British museums?To depict the natives as hostile violent and primitiveTo celebrate Western military superiorityThey were considered exotic1 pointsQUESTION 41. According to Jones, what is the enduring significance of Blackburn’s whip?It is one of the first known objects to have been appropriated from an Aboriginal gravesiteIt is a striking example of hybrid culture, an important cross-cultural artefactBoth

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