The Question of Race has Caused Bloodbaths Throughout History :
Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Passage (Five Questions)
The question of race has caused bloodbaths throughout history. Take the case of the Negro, a negro is someone with black skin who comes from Africa. It is an old fashioned word and is offensive. Some people used to write that way deliberately. The word was later replaced by “colored” which gave way to “black”. Black is a color with negative suggestions. So we have expressions like “black day” and “blackmail”. So no wonder the work “black” too assumed unfavorable meanings. (Although in the 1960’s the famous slogan ‘Black is beautiful’ was coined, and it did not help.) The blacks of the United Stats therefore came to be called Afro-Americans. Now, the politically correct phrase is African.
- Why was ‘Black is beautiful’ coined?
(a) To enhance the confidence of aboriginals
(b) To discourage negro slavery system
(c) To encourage Racial and Caste bias
(d) To combat the pre-judiced feeling against blacks
- Which word is old-fashioned and offensive?
(a) Africa (b) Skin (c) Black (d) Negro
- Given the synonym of “Offensive”.
(a) Defending (b) Courteous (c) Sympathetic (d) Aggressive
- What impression does the word ‘black’ carry?
(a) Negative (b) Contemptible (c) All of the above (d) Unfavorable
- Which is the politically correct phrase?
(a) Afro-Americans (c) Nigger
(b) African American (d) Coloured