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

2. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?
(a) People's lives.
(b) Free speech.
(c) Justice.
(d) Elections.

3. How does Williams say she reacted to talking with the student?
(a) She turned her away.
(b) She disagreed with her.
(c) She sympathized.
(d) She made fun of her.

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say she was accused of being against?

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

3. What does Williams believe law is?

4. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

5. What was Williams accused of being after sending her correspondence to the faculty?

(see the answer key)

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