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 say traditional jurisprudence looked for?
(a) The maximum sentence.
(b) Uncompromising point of reference.
(c) Particulars to a specific case.
(d) A relative reference.

2. 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 receiving an award.
(d) Her speaking with her students.

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

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

5. What does Williams note pervaded the country?
(a) Racism and anti-Vietnam.
(b) Crime, drugs and police brutality.
(c) Affirmative action.
(d) Crime only.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams believe law is?

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

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

4. Where did Williams' interest in property law came from?

5. What does Williams argue capitalism turned the public into?

(see the answer key)

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