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. Whose arguments on affirmative action did Williams reject?
(a) The 9th Court of Appeals.
(b) California Supreme Court.
(c) The Supreme Court.
(d) The 7th Court of Appeals.

2. What did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?
(a) Racism in contracts.
(b) The line between contract and communion.
(c) Sexism in contracts.
(d) Contract law.

3. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?
(a) Corruption.
(b) Lawyers.
(c) Racism.
(d) Feminism.

4. What does Williams say was the first racist attitude?
(a) The more the merrier.
(b) Better safe than sorry.
(c) Equality for all.
(d) The more the less.

5. What is Williams ethnicity?
(a) African-American.
(b) Mexican-American.
(c) Japanese-American.
(d) White.

6. What does Williams argue affirmative action should be protected as?
(a) Speech.
(b) Reunion.
(c) Guns.
(d) Religion.

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. What does Williams say the image of peaceful white community being interrupted by a black presence did to blacks?
(a) It made them sad.
(b) It made them mistrustful.
(c) It dehumanized them.
(d) It made them mad.

9. What does Williams say some people asked when she told her story about the store?
(a) If she was just privileging her own view.
(b) Who the attendant was.
(c) When it happened.
(d) If she contacted the store.

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

11. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?
(a) It still exists today.
(b) It disappeared in 1976.
(c) It is still present in some countries.
(d) It is reversed today.

12. What does Williams claim she bridged in The Alchemy of Race and Rights?
(a) Bridge between law and judges.
(b) Bridge between theory and practice.
(c) Bridge between racism and race.
(d) Bridge between jurisprudence and virtue.

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

14. What does Williams argue is a function of wealth?
(a) Racism.
(b) The number of slaves owned.
(c) The right to privacy.
(d) Political power.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What policy does Williams say she supported?

2. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?

3. What did the contract Williams found relate to?

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

5. What does Williams say recent affirmative action jurisprudence rejected?

(see the answer keys)

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