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. Who does Williams say ignored her while she was attending college?
(a) Her classmates.
(b) White teachers.
(c) Other women.
(d) Competitive white men.

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

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

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

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

6. Why did the student come to see Williams?
(a) To praise Williams.
(b) To cry.
(c) To complain.
(d) To ask for clarification.

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

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

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

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

11. What was removed from the article Williams wrote after the first edit?
(a) Her expression of rage.
(b) The date it happened.
(c) The name of the store.
(d) Her race.

12. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?
(a) They were used as free labor.
(b) They were kept in slavery.
(c) They went to school.
(d) They were unowned.

13. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?
(a) As a concept.
(b) As political freedom.
(c) As an excuse for war.
(d) In an abstract way.

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

15. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?
(a) Changing.
(b) Unclear.
(c) Fix.
(d) Variable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say neutral classifications do?

2. What does Williams say the questions in the hypothetical cases unknowingly created?

3. What does Williams say younger adults are socialized to have?

4. Why does Williams say we should avoid neutrality?

5. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

(see the answer keys)

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