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 find herself upset by in the department store?
(a) A white woman.
(b) A security guard.
(c) A singer.
(d) A small dog.

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

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

4. What was Williams disturbed by at the start of Part IV, Chapter 11?
(a) Questions about divorce law.
(b) Questions about criminal law.
(c) Questions about civil law.
(d) Questions about contract law.

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

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

7. Who was the woman in Williams story shot by?
(a) An African American.
(b) A police officer.
(c) A drug addict.
(d) A escaped felon.

8. Where was Williams briefly detained?
(a) Alabama.
(b) South Carolina.
(c) New York.
(d) California.

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

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

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

12. What does Williams say she noticed a year after her entering the same building?
(a) The same children.
(b) The same "bum."
(c) A security guard.
(d) A new security pad at the entrance.

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

14. What does Williams say Gable's movement overlooked?
(a) Black experience.
(b) Justice.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Jurisprudence.

15. What does Williams wonder whether a white man would ever do at the start of Part IV, Chapter 10?
(a) Be president of the NCCA.
(b) Pretend to be the reincarnation of a black man.
(c) Agree with her.
(d) Be fair to an African American.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Williams need help with in Part III, Chapter 9?

2. What did the woman Williams talked with complain about?

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

4. How old was the young African-American girl Williams talks about in Part IV, Chapter 12?

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

(see the answer keys)

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