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

Patricia J. Williams
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II, Trial by Text, A Sequence of Sublimation, Chapter 5, Crimes Without Passion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Williams write an article for about her being prevented from entering the store?
(a) A Law Review.
(b) A consumer rights magazine.
(c) An African-American journal.
(d) A church bulletin.

2. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?
(a) The neutrality of the law.
(b) Unlawful African-Americans.
(c) Strong segregationist instinct among whites.
(d) Racism among police officers.

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

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?

5. Who does Williams say was present in the store that refused her entry?

(see the answer key)

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