Intro To Area Studies

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  • 1. 
    Which of these definitions best describe the notion of race?
    • A. 

      It is an imagined projection of a group of people which creates an essential identity.

    • B. 

      It is a notion of innate, unchanging, biological and physical qualities that you are born with.

    • C. 

      It has a deep connection with modern slavery, colonialism, science and the state.

  • 2. 
    The statement; "either the brute is a king, or he's a commoner, or garden nigger" refers to which scenario?
    • A. 

      The reaction of the local Hawaiians to their Prince's skin colour.

    • B. 

      The reaction of the British royalty upon realising the Hawaiian prince was black.

    • C. 

      The reaction of Asian nobility when seeing that the Hawaiian prince was black

  • 3. 
    Stoler uses the term metis quite often in her book. What does the term 'metis' refer to?
    • A. 

      Children with parents of different races.

    • B. 

      The Japanese who helped in French missionary operations.

    • C. 

      It was the French name for Vietnamese freedom fighters.

  • 4. 
    What was the societal consequences for children of Western women after the process of mixing or rather the creation of amazingly awesome hybrid children?
    • A. 

      The children of Western women where raised by Native women.

    • B. 

      The children of Western women were not given Western citizenship.

    • C. 

      There was no outcome because Western women were not allowed to marry Nativbe men.

  • 5. 
    Which of these principles was NOT part of the Japanese right to rule?
    • A. 

      Classical colonial racism: the Japanese are racially superior to their colonies.

    • B. 

      The family principle: our cultures are similar to each other.

    • C. 

      Development/ evolution principle: Japanese society was more advanced and was there to help.

    • D. 

      The civilising principle: the rest of Asia was trapped in backwardness and the Japanese were there to get them to become civilised.

  • 6. 
    What was the Van Heutsz monument and what do the Japanese have to do with it?
    • A. 

      It is a monument that the Japanese put up in Indonesia to thank him for leading them into Indonesia

    • B. 

      It is a monument of the general who supressed the Aceh rebellion against the Dutch and the Japanese knocked it down.

    • C. 

      It is a monument the Indonesians put up to thank Van Heutsz for helping them and the Japanese changed it into another monument.

  • 7. 
    How did social darwinism NOT effect racism?
    • A. 

      It created competition between societies.

    • B. 

      "Survival of the fittest" became associated with human races.

    • C. 

      It strengthened the status of the wealthy.

  • 8. 
    What is Asianism?
    • A. 

      The ideology that present Asians as superior.

    • B. 

      The ideology that Asia is different from the West.

    • C. 

      The ideology that all people originated from Asians.

  • 9. 
    In Thomas Friedman's article "Our new baby" about the US in Iraq has tendenices towards;
    • A. 

      Racism because he showed that Americans were superior to the Iraqi's.

    • B. 

      Orientalism because it showed the Iraqi's government as non-progressive.

    • C. 

      Imperialism because the United States soldiers were fighting for something higher thn themselves.

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