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. What does Williams want to show about legal language?
(a) It flattens complex issues.
(b) It protect the whites in power.
(c) It is reprehensible.
(d) It is necessary.

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

3. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?
(a) They left the room.
(b) They listen.
(c) Became angry.
(d) They cried.

4. What type of law did Williams teach?
(a) Commercial law.
(b) Injury law.
(c) Criminal law.
(d) Family law.

5. What does Williams claim she bridged in The Alchemy of Race and Rights?
(a) Bridge between law and judges.
(b) Bridge between racism and race.
(c) Bridge between jurisprudence and virtue.
(d) Bridge between theory and practice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story about Harvard did Williams use to illustrate the point she made in Part I, Chapter 1?

2. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?

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

4. What is Williams ethnicity?

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

(see the answer key)

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