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

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 6, The Obliging Shell.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Williams argue capitalism turned the public into?
(a) Consumers.
(b) The private.
(c) Credit card holder.
(d) Inactive people.

3. What was Williams accused of being after sending her correspondence to the faculty?
(a) An opportunist.
(b) Racist.
(c) Biased.
(d) Didactic and condescending.

4. What does Williams say the liberal understand freedom as?
(a) Freedom of speech.
(b) Freedom of religion.
(c) Freedom of association.
(d) The right to bear arms.

5. Where did Williams' interest in property law came from?
(a) Her college professor.
(b) Her family history.
(c) Her upbringing.
(d) Her time as a bank advisor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?

2. Why does Williams say we should avoid neutrality?

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

4. What does Williams say recent affirmative action jurisprudence rejected?

5. What year was the student that came to Williams at the start of Part II, Chapter 5?

(see the answer key)

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