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

2. 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

3. Where does Williams go after meeting her sister?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Pasadena.
(d) New York.

4. What did Williams and her sister's story make them wonder about?
(a) Their role as women.
(b) Their power as lawyers.
(c) Their money.
(d) Their sanity.

5. What does Williams argue African-Americans think will happen if they are killed by a white police officer?
(a) Their family would receive a large settlement.
(b) They would be seen as a criminal.
(c) The officer would not suffer any consequences.
(d) Their family would be vilified.

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

7. Who does Williams say strongly supported Tawana Brawley?
(a) The black community.
(b) The media.
(c) White police officers.
(d) Lawyers.

8. Where did Tawana Brawley live in 1987?
(a) Wappinger.
(b) Boston.
(c) Chicago.
(d) San Francisco.

9. What did Williams enter at the start of Part III, Chapter 7?
(a) A police station.
(b) A store.
(c) A storage depot.
(d) An apartment building.

10. What did the woman Williams talked with complain about?
(a) Being drugged.
(b) Being mugged and shot at.
(c) Being assaulted.
(d) Being allergic to smoke.

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

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

13. 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.

14. What does Williams say nothing was in the city?
(a) Free.
(b) Available fo African-Americans.
(c) Safe.
(d) Cheap.

15. What did Williams see on a street corner after dancing that she considered was worth mentioning?
(a) A street sign.
(b) An old black woman.
(c) An old black man.
(d) A drunk policeman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the black community fiercely criticize?

2. What answer was Williams given by those she asked for help?

3. What did white men define under slavery?

4. What procedure does Williams say the doctor advised the young girl to have?

5. What does Williams say happened to black women because of professionalism?

(see the answer keys)

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