The Alchemy of Race and Rights Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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 3, The Death of the Profane.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Williams argue replaced direct oppression of African-Americans?
(a) Their freedom.
(b) Their omission.
(c) Their enslavement.
(d) Their arrest.

2. How does Williams feel about being a lawyer in Part I, Chapter 1?
(a) She loved it.
(b) She wanted it.
(c) She regretted it.
(d) She hated it.

3. What does Williams want to show about legal language?
(a) It flattens complex issues.
(b) It protect the whites in power.
(c) It is necessary.
(d) It is reprehensible.

4. What store was Williams prevented from entering?
(a) K-Mart.
(b) Neiman-Marcus.
(c) Benetton.
(d) Walmart.

5. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?
(a) They had similar stories.
(b) She didn't ask why she was refused access.
(c) She didn't ask the man's name.
(d) She didn't present another opinion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say some people thought when she told her story about the store?

2. What did the memo Williams received accuse her of doing?

3. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?

4. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?

5. Who did Williams write an article for about her being prevented from entering the store?

(see the answer key)

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