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 types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?
(a) Negative rights.
(b) Positive rights.
(c) Freedom rights.
(d) Liberty rights.

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

3. 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.

4. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?
(a) Corruption.
(b) Lawyers.
(c) Feminism.
(d) Racism.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?

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

4. What does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?

5. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?

(see the answer key)

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