The Alchemy of Race and Rights Test | Final 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 Williams disturbed by at the start of Part IV, Chapter 11?
(a) Questions about divorce law.
(b) Questions about civil law.
(c) Questions about contract law.
(d) Questions about criminal law.

2. How old was Tawana Brawley in 1987?
(a) 18.
(b) 14.
(c) 15.
(d) 12.

3. What did white men define under slavery?
(a) Rules.
(b) The law.
(c) Family.
(d) Freedom.

4. When did Williams relate what disturbed her to her sister?
(a) Christmas.
(b) New Years.
(c) Thanksgiving.
(d) Halloween.

5. What story did Williams' sister tell her when they met?
(a) A hostage case.
(b) The death of a friend.
(c) A shooting nearby.
(d) A walk-through wake.

6. How old was the young African-American girl Williams talks about in Part IV, Chapter 12?
(a) 18.
(b) 14.
(c) 12.
(d) 15.

7. How many times was the young African-American girl Williams talks about pregnant in Part IV, Chapter 12?
(a) 5 times.
(b) 2 times.
(c) 3 times.
(d) 4 times.

8. What does Williams think triggered the Judge's mental breakdown?
(a) A killing in her courtroom.
(b) Stress factors on black professional women.
(c) A particularly horrifying case.
(d) An overload of cases.

9. What did Gabel's movement emphasize that rights are?
(a) Guaranteed by the Law.
(b) Made for white people.
(c) Ignored by police officers.
(d) Unstable and indeterminate.

10. What does the man in the story at the start of Part IV, Chapter 10 claim to be?
(a) Martin Luther King.
(b) President of the United States.
(c) The black reincarnation of Elvis
(d) A lawyer.

11. What did Williams need help with in Part III, Chapter 9?
(a) Dealing with racism.
(b) Grading her papers.
(c) Dealing with students.
(d) Making a point to her students.

12. What answer was Williams given by those she asked for help?
(a) That she couldn't get help.
(b) To laugh it off.
(c) Thet she needed to file the proper paperwork.
(d) That she was not faculty yet.

13. Who did Williams argue with after the first conference she went to?
(a) Her sister.
(b) A security guard.
(c) Her students.
(d) A law and literature professor.

14. What does Williams say contract law implies?
(a) Ownership over goods.
(b) The idea of an illusory contract.
(c) One person owning another.
(d) Freedom can be limited.

15. What does Williams say happened to black women because of professionalism?
(a) They can't be happy.
(b) They whitened.
(c) They divorce.
(d) They don't marry.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens in the book Williams read to black women when they turned 27?

2. What did the Tawana Brawley case come to represent according to Williams?

3. What book does Williams say the reading group she was at read?

4. What show does Williams say she watched at the end of Part IV, Chapter 12?

5. What case does Williams use to illustrate her point in Part IV, Chapter 10?

(see the answer keys)

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