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 say she received from her students?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Letters of recommendation.
(c) Terrible evaluations.
(d) Complaints.

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

3. What are the principles Williams will study in the book?
(a) Freedom and universality of the law.
(b) Racism and freedom.
(c) Law and order.
(d) Autonomy, community and order.

4. What story about Harvard did Williams use to illustrate the point she made in Part I, Chapter 1?
(a) Her speaking with her students.
(b) Her receiving an award.
(c) Harvard's inability to find African American female professors.
(d) Her arguing with a fellow law professor.

5. What does Williams send to the faculty after receiving communication from students?
(a) An open letter.
(b) A memo.
(c) A law suit.
(d) A formal complaint.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second attitude Williams say was racist?

2. What does Williams say small businesses used to rationalize the changes in the mid 80's?

3. In Part 1, Chapter 1, what does Williams say are constructed?

4. What store was Williams prevented from entering?

5. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?

(see the answer key)

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