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. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

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

3. What does Williams maintain racial construction had?
(a) Little power.
(b) Low credibility.
(c) Great responsibility.
(d) Great power.

4. What is the second attitude Williams say was racist?
(a) A prejudiced society is better than a violent society.
(b) Violence is good.
(c) Leave well enough alone.
(d) Better safe than sorry.

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

11. What does Williams say was an important form of oppression?
(a) The police.
(b) Taxes.
(c) The image of the black criminal.
(d) Black only neighborhoods.

12. What does Williams say the attitude of privatized innocent publicized?
(a) Spending.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Love.
(d) Pride.

13. Who was Williams' friend held at gunpoint by?
(a) Swat team.
(b) A mugger.
(c) A police officer.
(d) A white woman.

14. Why does Williams say we should avoid neutrality?
(a) Minorities need to be favorites.
(b) African-Americans need to be favorites.
(c) It is not neutral.
(d) It embedded psychic taboos.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Williams say small businesses did in New York in the mid 80's according to Part I, Chapter3?

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

4. What does Williams say was important for black students to do?

5. Why did the student come to see Williams?

(see the answer keys)

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