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 was removed from the article after the second edit?
(a) Her expression of rage
(b) The date it happened.
(c) Her name.
(d) The name of the store and her race.

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

3. How does Williams say she felt when she was attending college?
(a) Persecuted.
(b) Alone.
(c) Observed.
(d) Invisible.

4. Whose portrait did the Jewish student in Williams' story deface?
(a) Beethoven's.
(b) George Washington's.
(c) The President's.
(d) Jesus'.

5. What does Williams say happened to one of the black youth chased by police?
(a) He was arrested.
(b) He was run down and died.
(c) He was shot and killed.
(d) He surrendered.

6. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?
(a) She didn't present another opinion.
(b) She didn't ask the man's name.
(c) She didn't ask why she was refused access.
(d) They had similar stories.

7. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?
(a) They listen.
(b) They cried.
(c) They left the room.
(d) Became angry.

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

9. What generalization does Williams say should be fought?
(a) Black as perfect.
(b) Black as bad and white as good.
(c) Black as good and white as bad.
(d) White as racist.

10. What policy does Williams say she supported?
(a) Panthers movement.
(b) 1st amendment.
(c) Affirmative action.
(d) 14th amendment.

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

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

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

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

15. What does Williams say about black communities?
(a) They are stable.
(b) They are far from city hall.
(c) They did not vote enough.
(d) They were created by force.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams believe law is?

2. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

3. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?

4. Who called the student that came to see Williams an "activist"?

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

(see the answer keys)

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