The Alchemy of Race and Rights Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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, Chapter 12, On Being the Object of Property.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the goal of The Alchemy of Race and Rights?
(a) To contrast racism and law.
(b) To empower African-Americans.
(c) To expose racism.
(d) Take a critical theory approach to rights.

2. What does Williams say her mother wanted her to reclaim?
(a) Her pride.
(b) The land of her ancestors.
(c) Her inheritance.
(d) Her heritage.

3. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?
(a) Racism was permissible.
(b) Women were discriminated against.
(c) Guns should be controlled.
(d) Buzzers were useless.

4. What story about Harvard did Williams use to illustrate the point she made in Part I, Chapter 1?
(a) Her arguing with a fellow law professor.
(b) Harvard's inability to find African American female professors.
(c) Her speaking with her students.
(d) Her receiving an award.

5. What does Williams say younger adults are socialized to have?
(a) Good views of woman.
(b) No will of their own.
(c) Negative expectation of blacks.
(d) Good grades.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Williams say she did not have the same relationship to law than Gabel who was a white male?

2. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?

3. What does Williams say nothing was in the city?

4. Where does Williams say a friend of hers was held at gunpoint?

5. What does Williams argue the show in the department store exhibited?

(see the answer key)

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