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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who prevented Williams from entering the store in Part I, Chapter 3?
(a) A white attendant.
(b) A black attendant.
(c) A Hispanic security guard.
(d) A white security guard.

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

9. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?
(a) Strong segregationist instinct among whites.
(b) Unlawful African-Americans.
(c) Racism among police officers.
(d) The neutrality of the law.

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

11. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?
(a) Liberal and leftist.
(b) Radical and Republican.
(c) Liberal and radical.
(d) Liberal and racist.

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

13. What does Williams say she disagreed about racial preference being?
(a) A thing of the past.
(b) Necessary.
(c) Useless.
(d) A slippery slope.

14. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?
(a) Instructional mirrors.
(b) Helpful.
(c) Useless.
(d) Biased.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the contract Williams found relate to?

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

3. What does Williams say happened to the Jewish student?

4. What does Williams believe law is?

5. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?

(see the answer keys)

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