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

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

3. What does Williams want to show about legal language?
(a) It flattens complex issues.
(b) It is necessary.
(c) It is reprehensible.
(d) It protect the whites in power.

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

5. What does Williams say happened to the Jewish student?
(a) He was not penalized.
(b) He was prosecuted.
(c) He was expelled.
(d) He was beaten up.

6. What does Williams say whites associate black with?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Bad neighborhoods.
(c) Criminality.
(d) Basketball.

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

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

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 did Williams use her story about the store to illustrate?
(a) The 1980's depression.
(b) Racism.
(c) White people's fear.
(d) The privatization of space.

11. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?
(a) They had similar stories.
(b) She didn't present another opinion.
(c) She didn't ask why she was refused access.
(d) She didn't ask the man's name.

12. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?
(a) Liberal students.
(b) White lawyers.
(c) Racism.
(d) Heart wrenching stories.

13. What does Williams say happened to one of the black youth chased by police?
(a) He was run down and died.
(b) He surrendered.
(c) He was arrested.
(d) He was shot and killed.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?

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

3. Where did Williams' interest in property law came from?

4. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?

5. In Part 1, Chapter 1, what does Williams say are constructed?

(see the answer keys)

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