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

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

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

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

5. What does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?
(a) Social parity.
(b) Social racism.
(c) Social control.
(d) Social acceptance.

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

7. Who called the student that came to see Williams an "activist"?
(a) A white teacher.
(b) The dean.
(c) A fellow student.
(d) The assistant dean.

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

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

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

11. 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 shot and killed.
(d) He was arrested.

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

13. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Failed to put a price on them.
(c) Made them worthless.
(d) It turned them into items exchanged and owned.

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

15. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?
(a) Have ongoing exam discussion.
(b) Give students her questions only.
(c) Have questions vetted by her only.
(d) Setup a racial bias council.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

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

4. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?

5. What are the principles Williams will study in the book?

(see the answer keys)

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