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 does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?
(a) Social control.
(b) Social parity.
(c) Social racism.
(d) Social acceptance.

2. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?
(a) Heart wrenching stories.
(b) White lawyers.
(c) Racism.
(d) Liberal students.

3. What does Williams say small businesses did in New York in the mid 80's according to Part I, Chapter3?
(a) They started arming their clerks.
(b) They started hiring private security.
(c) They installed buzzers at the door.
(d) They started refusing access to African-Americans.

4. What does Williams say small businesses used to rationalize the changes in the mid 80's?
(a) Racism.
(b) Crime fighting.
(c) Higher energy costs.
(d) Cheap labor.

5. What did Williams use her story about the store to illustrate?
(a) The 1980's depression.
(b) White people's fear.
(c) Racism.
(d) The privatization of space.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say about black communities?

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

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

4. What does Williams send to the faculty after receiving communication from students?

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

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