The Alchemy of Race and Rights Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Patricia J. Williams
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part IV, The Incorruptible Simplicity of Being: A String of Crystalline Parables.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of guerrilla acts did Williams fantasize about in Part IV, Chapter 10?
(a) Death of white lawyers.
(b) Inseminating white women with black sperm.
(c) Slashed police car tires.
(d) Imprisonment of white women.

2. What does the man in the story at the start of Part IV, Chapter 10 claim to be?
(a) A lawyer.
(b) The black reincarnation of Elvis
(c) President of the United States.
(d) Martin Luther King.

3. What does Williams think triggered the Judge's mental breakdown?
(a) An overload of cases.
(b) A particularly horrifying case.
(c) A killing in her courtroom.
(d) Stress factors on black professional women.

4. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?
(a) A relative reference.
(b) Particulars to a specific case.
(c) Uncompromising point of reference.
(d) The maximum sentence.

5. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?
(a) As political freedom.
(b) In an abstract way.
(c) As a concept.
(d) As an excuse for war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?

2. What does Williams want to show about legal language?

3. What common conception does Williams target in her book?

4. What does Williams maintain racial construction had?

5. In Part 1, Chapter 1, what does Williams say are constructed?

(see the answer key)

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