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

2. What did Williams think the attitude of those she asked for help betrayed?
(a) Their lack of respect for her.
(b) Their sexism.
(c) Their lack of commitment to the faculty.
(d) The seriousness of racism.

3. What book does Williams say the reading group she was at read?
(a) Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(b) We Are Saved.
(c) The Color Purple.
(d) And We Are Not Saved

4. What does Williams say made African Americans visible?
(a) Crime.
(b) Newscasts.
(c) Social commitments to protect rights.
(d) Running for office.

5. What conference does Williams attend in Part III, Chapter 9?
(a) The ACLU conference.
(b) The NCCA conference.
(c) Sounds of Silence Conference.
(d) The African American rights conference.

6. How many children does Williams say stormed out off the door as she was entering?
(a) 4.
(b) 2.
(c) 1.
(d) 6.

7. What does Williams argue the show in the department store exhibited?
(a) A corrupted vision of the oppressed.
(b) Poor choice of writers.
(c) Bad taste in music.
(d) Low wage workers struggling.

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

9. What did Williams say transported white tourists to another world?
(a) Black people dancing in New Orleans.
(b) Loud music.
(c) Good food.
(d) Large boats.

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

11. What was happening inside the department store Williams entered in Part IV, Chapter 11?
(a) Employees were restocking the shelves.
(b) A live band was playing.
(c) A fashion show.
(d) A book signing.

12. What did Williams realize during her discussion with Gabel about trust?
(a) She could not win the argument.
(b) She would never loan money.
(c) Her race would prevent it from happening.
(d) Trust was good.

13. What did Williams and her colleague agree the market imposed in Part IV, Chapter 12?
(a) Low prices.
(b) Low esteem in women.
(c) High credit rates.
(d) A conception of whites bestowing goods.

14. What wasn't binding during slavery?
(a) Ownership contracts.
(b) Marriage between slaves.
(c) Church laws.
(d) Criminal proceedings.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mike Tyson do that Williams says was unfair he was not despised for?

2. What does Williams say Gable's movement overlooked?

3. What does Williams say did not work as a political strategy for blacks?

4. What does Williams argue African-Americans think will happen if they are killed by a white police officer?

5. What does Williams say of the description of the "master-slave"?

(see the answer keys)

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