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 believe law is?
(a) Made by white people.
(b) Inter-subjective.
(c) Necessary for society.
(d) Used to oppress African-Americans.

2. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?
(a) Made them worthless.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Failed to put a price on them.
(d) It turned them into items exchanged and owned.

3. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?
(a) It still exists today.
(b) It is still present in some countries.
(c) It is reversed today.
(d) It disappeared in 1976.

4. What was the profession of one of Williams' student's fathers according to Part I, Chapter 2?
(a) Trucker.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Slave owner.
(d) Slumlord.

5. What common conception does Williams target in her book?
(a) Laws are written by lawyers.
(b) Law is useless.
(c) Law is favorable to rich people.
(d) Law is objective.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the principles Williams will study in the book?

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

3. What does Williams argue is a function of wealth?

4. How does Williams feel about being a lawyer in Part I, Chapter 1?

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

(see the answer key)

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