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

Patricia J. Williams
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Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was the student that came to see Williams called an activist?
(a) She complained that Othello was racist.
(b) She complained that Macbeth was racist.
(c) She complained that the bill of rights was racist.
(d) She complained white students were racist.

2. What does Williams note pervaded the country?
(a) Affirmative action.
(b) Racism and anti-Vietnam.
(c) Crime, drugs and police brutality.
(d) Crime only.

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

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

5. What does Williams say younger adults are socialized to have?
(a) No will of their own.
(b) Negative expectation of blacks.
(c) Good grades.
(d) Good views of woman.

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

7. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?
(a) Free speech.
(b) Justice.
(c) People's lives.
(d) Elections.

8. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?
(a) Women.
(b) Women and African-American.
(c) Poor farmers.
(d) Corporate excecutives.

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

10. What store was Williams prevented from entering?
(a) Benetton.
(b) K-Mart.
(c) Walmart.
(d) Neiman-Marcus.

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

12. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?
(a) Particulars to a specific case.
(b) Uncompromising point of reference.
(c) A relative reference.
(d) The maximum sentence.

13. What year was the student that came to Williams at the start of Part II, Chapter 5?
(a) Second year.
(b) Third year.
(c) Fourth year.
(d) First year.

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

15. What did the contract Williams found relate to?
(a) Her ancestor's slaves.
(b) Her mother's house.
(c) Her car.
(d) The ownership of her great-great-grandmother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams argue affirmative action should be protected as?

2. Whose portrait did the Jewish student in Williams' story deface?

3. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?

4. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?

5. What does Williams maintain racial construction had?

(see the answer keys)

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