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 answer did Williams give to the one who questioned her account in the book?
(a) She gave the police report she filed.
(b) She didn't give any.
(c) She gave the address of the store.
(d) She always tells the truth.

2. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?
(a) They left the room.
(b) They cried.
(c) They listen.
(d) Became angry.

3. Who prevented Williams from entering the store in Part I, Chapter 3?
(a) A white security guard.
(b) A white attendant.
(c) A black attendant.
(d) A Hispanic security guard.

4. What does Williams say required enforced equality and affirmative action?
(a) A lawful world.
(b) A race neutral society.
(c) Democratic freedom.
(d) Society.

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

6. What does Williams argue affirmative action should be protected as?
(a) Reunion.
(b) Religion.
(c) Guns.
(d) Speech.

7. What type of law did Williams teach?
(a) Family law.
(b) Injury law.
(c) Criminal law.
(d) Commercial law.

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

9. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?
(a) Positive rights.
(b) Freedom rights.
(c) Negative rights.
(d) Liberty rights.

10. What does Williams say the questions in the hypothetical cases unknowingly created?
(a) Bad lawyers.
(b) Lower grades for women.
(c) Racist students.
(d) Sexist lawyers.

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

12. What does Williams say she disagreed about racial preference being?
(a) A thing of the past.
(b) A slippery slope.
(c) Necessary.
(d) Useless.

13. What does Williams argue capitalism did to everything?
(a) Made is cheat.
(b) Commodified it.
(c) Spoiled it.
(d) Exported it to China.

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

15. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?
(a) The rich.
(b) Rich and poor.
(c) The poor.
(d) African-Americans.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?

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

3. What does Williams say students started to send her after he spoke out?

4. What did the memo Williams received accuse her of doing?

5. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?

(see the answer keys)

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