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 was important for black students to do?
(a) Demand to be treated equally.
(b) Vote and attend college.
(c) Not commit crimes.
(d) Seek political offices.

2. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?
(a) Give students her questions only.
(b) Setup a racial bias council.
(c) Have ongoing exam discussion.
(d) Have questions vetted by her only.

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

4. What is Williams ethnicity?
(a) Mexican-American.
(b) African-American.
(c) Japanese-American.
(d) White.

5. What was removed from the article after the second edit?
(a) The name of the store and her race.
(b) The date it happened.
(c) Her name.
(d) Her expression of rage

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

7. What did the memo Williams received accuse her of doing?
(a) Being racist.
(b) Being unfair to Jewish students.
(c) Silence the moderates in her class.
(d) Favoring African-American students.

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

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

10. What does Williams say the faculty's questions reinforced?
(a) Stereotypes.
(b) Ignorance of the race.
(c) Current laws.
(d) Low standards.

11. What university did Williams attend according to Part II, Chapter 4?
(a) Boston College Law.
(b) University of Wisconsin Law.
(c) Yale Law.
(d) Harvard Law.

12. What does Williams say she had to fight over while being on a consumer protection board?
(a) The definition of mushroom.
(b) The definition of African American.
(c) The definition of pancake.
(d) The definition of sausage.

13. What does Williams argue replaced direct oppression of African-Americans?
(a) Their freedom.
(b) Their enslavement.
(c) Their omission.
(d) Their arrest.

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

15. What does Williams say she was accused of being against?
(a) Whites.
(b) Academic freedom.
(c) Separation of church and state.
(d) Racism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?

2. What generalization does Williams say should be fought?

3. What did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?

4. What does Williams say was the first racist attitude?

5. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?

(see the answer keys)

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