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. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 6.
(d) 3.

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

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

4. Who wrote the memo Williams received after talking with one of her students?
(a) The dean.
(b) Her mother.
(c) The associate dean.
(d) A student.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams claim she bridged in The Alchemy of Race and Rights?

2. What was the profession of one of Williams' student's fathers according to Part I, Chapter 2?

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

4. What is the goal of The Alchemy of Race and Rights?

5. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?

(see the answer key)

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