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

2. What does Williams say small businesses did in New York in the mid 80's according to Part I, Chapter3?
(a) They started arming their clerks.
(b) They started refusing access to African-Americans.
(c) They installed buzzers at the door.
(d) They started hiring private security.

3. What was removed from the article Williams wrote after the first edit?
(a) Her race.
(b) The date it happened.
(c) Her expression of rage.
(d) The name of the store.

4. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?
(a) As an excuse for war.
(b) In an abstract way.
(c) As political freedom.
(d) As a concept.

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

6. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?
(a) Neutrality of the old law.
(b) Racist neutrality.
(c) Neutral neutrality.
(d) Liberal neutrality.

7. What does Williams send to the faculty after receiving communication from students?
(a) An open letter.
(b) A formal complaint.
(c) A memo.
(d) A law suit.

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

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

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

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

12. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?
(a) Changing.
(b) Variable.
(c) Fix.
(d) Unclear.

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

14. What does Williams say was important for black students to do?
(a) Seek political offices.
(b) Vote and attend college.
(c) Demand to be treated equally.
(d) Not commit crimes.

15. What type of law did Williams teach?
(a) Family law.
(b) Injury law.
(c) Commercial law.
(d) Criminal law.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say her post as a law professor made her be?

2. How does Williams say she reacted to talking with the student?

3. What store was Williams prevented from entering?

4. What was the profession of one of Williams' student's fathers according to Part I, Chapter 2?

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

(see the answer keys)

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