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

Patricia J. Williams
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I, Excluding Voices, a Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style, Chapter 2, Gilded Lilies and Liberal Guilt.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?
(a) The rich.
(b) Rich and poor.
(c) The poor.
(d) African-Americans.

2. What does Williams say about how she was treated during her different social functions?
(a) Both as black and non-black.
(b) As a white man.
(c) As a slave.
(d) As a woman.

3. Where did Williams' interest in property law came from?
(a) Her time as a bank advisor.
(b) Her college professor.
(c) Her upbringing.
(d) Her family history.

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) Her receiving an award.
(c) Harvard's inability to find African American female professors.
(d) Her speaking with her students.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the contract Williams found relate to?

2. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?

3. What did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?

4. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?

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

(see the answer key)

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