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 does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?
(a) Social parity.
(b) Social control.
(c) Social acceptance.
(d) Social racism.

2. What did the Tawana Brawley case come to represent according to Williams?
(a) The plight of young women in the 1980's.
(b) Family violence.
(c) Black manhood vs white justice.
(d) Injustice.

3. Where did Tawana Brawley live in 1987?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Boston.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) Wappinger.

4. What was Williams doing at the start of Part IV, Chapter 10?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Reading a book.
(c) Grading papers.
(d) Watching television.

5. What does Williams say she noticed a year after her entering the same building?
(a) A new security pad at the entrance.
(b) The same "bum."
(c) The same children.
(d) A security guard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?

2. What does Williams say some people thought when she told her story about the store?

3. What type of law did Williams teach?

4. What did Mike Tyson do that Williams says was unfair he was not despised for?

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

(see the answer key)

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