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 argue is a function of wealth?
(a) Racism.
(b) The right to privacy.
(c) The number of slaves owned.
(d) Political power.

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

3. What does Williams argue capitalism turned the public into?
(a) The private.
(b) Credit card holder.
(c) Consumers.
(d) Inactive people.

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

5. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?
(a) They were used as free labor.
(b) They went to school.
(c) They were unowned.
(d) They were kept in slavery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams want to show about legal language?

2. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?

3. What did the contract Williams found relate to?

4. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?

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

(see the answer key)

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