The Alchemy of Race and Rights Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Patricia J. Williams
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?
(a) Instructional mirrors.
(b) Biased.
(c) Useless.
(d) Helpful.

2. How does Williams say she felt when she was attending college?
(a) Observed.
(b) Alone.
(c) Invisible.
(d) Persecuted.

3. What does Williams say her paper evaluations did to many students?
(a) It pleased them.
(b) It upset them.
(c) It made them want to leave her class.
(d) It made them realize they were racists.

4. How did the Jewish student deface the portrait in Williams' story?
(a) He wrote "Hmm Hmm" on it.
(b) He drew moustaches.
(c) He drew glasses.
(d) He colored it black.

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

6. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?
(a) Buzzers were useless.
(b) Guns should be controlled.
(c) Racism was permissible.
(d) Women were discriminated against.

7. What does Williams say about black communities?
(a) They did not vote enough.
(b) They are stable.
(c) They were created by force.
(d) They are far from city hall.

8. What was the profession of one of Williams' student's fathers according to Part I, Chapter 2?
(a) Slumlord.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Slave owner.
(d) Trucker.

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

10. What does Williams say students started to send her after he spoke out?
(a) Questions they saw as prejudiced.
(b) Their books.
(c) Their grades.
(d) Complaint letters.

11. Whose arguments on affirmative action did Williams reject?
(a) The 7th Court of Appeals.
(b) The Supreme Court.
(c) California Supreme Court.
(d) The 9th Court of Appeals.

12. What does Williams call the friend that suggested that her personal style of writing was too much for people?
(a) H.
(b) U.
(c) D.
(d) Q.

13. Who called the student that came to see Williams an "activist"?
(a) A fellow student.
(b) The dean.
(c) A white teacher.
(d) The assistant dean.

14. What does Williams believe law is?
(a) Necessary for society.
(b) Used to oppress African-Americans.
(c) Inter-subjective.
(d) Made by white people.

15. Who wrote the memo Williams received after talking with one of her students?
(a) The associate dean.
(b) Her mother.
(c) The dean.
(d) A student.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the contract Williams found relate to?

2. What are the principles Williams will study in the book?

3. Where does Williams say a friend of hers was held at gunpoint?

4. What does Williams criticize the increase focused on?

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

(see the answer keys)

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